Eric is interviewed by Graham Johnson from KIRO 7 News about the 20th anniversary of the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake in Seattle, and how much progress – or lack of – has been made to address the 1100+ unreinforced masonry buildings in the city.

Eric Holdeman on KIRO









Eric is interviewed by MYD Global about regional disaster resilience as a concept more and more communities are looking at.

Eric is included in a KING5 News (Seattle) story on the increasing role of social media in response to emergencies and disasters such as the 2017 Ariana Grande concert bombing in Manchester, UK.

Following about a one hour power-outage in the entire downtown area of the City of Seattle, KIRO 7 News (Seattle) invited Eric up to their studio to provide on-air commentary on the status of the Pacific Northwest’s critical infrastructure.

KING5 News (Seattle) Eric is interviewed about the region’s preparedness efforts around oil train safety, including the recent Oil Train Safety Symposium hosted by PNWER’s Center for Disaster Resilience.

VIDEO: Oil train safety symposium draws crowd

KIRO 7 News (Seattle) interviews Eric about the rise in Active Shooter drills at business and organizations.

VIDEO: Institutions, individuals around Puget Sound have been…

Eric is interviewed as part of a news magazine story done by Aljazeera America on the Cascadia Earthquake Fault.

Eric is interviewed on Hardball with Chris Matthews commenting on FEMA’s response to Hurricane Katrina

Eric analyzes FEMA’s response to Hurricane Katrina and former FEMA director Michael Brown’s congressional testimony during an interview on Fox News’ The Big Story.

Eric comments on who’s to blame for FEMA’s meltdown in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on MSNBC’s The Abrams Report.

Eric is featured in a PBS documentary NOW – which investigates the disparity between post-Katrina federal Homeland Security funds distributed for terrorism and natural disasters.

“We are living in the “information age” and because of the important role the media plays in our society we need a new and different approach to how we work with all forms of the media. It starts with recognizing them as full fledged partners in building disaster resistant communities and regions. They are not the enemy, they are our friends.”

Eric Holdeman