Listen now (12 mins) | In this ever-evolving world, our societies are constantly being tested by emergencies and crises that shake the foundations of our security, stability, and prosperity. In such turbulent times, the efficacy of our responses and actions reveals the robustness of our preparations and the depth of our understanding of emergencies. Yet, I fear the lessons we just witnessed in Hawaii will be repeated. Hawaii is a stark reminder of our vulnerabilities and the pressing need to introspect and reform the system. The perils of assigning unqualified or ill-prepared individuals to roles pivotal to Emergency Management (EM) can't be underscored enough.