Managing emergencies and disasters takes courage, resources, knowledge and skill. In the face of a massive hurricane all our resources and human effort is tested. As one part of our country endures Hurricane Issac, I’d like to take the time to say thank you to all the responders and workers who devote themselves to the citizens of the jurisdictions under the threat and force of Hurricane Issac. The priorities of life safety, incident stabilization and property conservation take on new meaning when mother nature gets involved in a big way.
Most of our tools and human ingenuity matches up well with many of the disasters and emergencies we face. Natural disasters expose our emergency program’s weaknesses. Citizens can help responders and workers by being ready and evacuating when told to. Thank you first responders and support staff.