FBI and Homeland Security Issue a Joint Intelligence Briefing

FBI and Homeland Security Issue a Joint Intelligence Briefing warning Americans that the violence that is occurring overseas could spread here to the Homeland.  So what can you do as an ordinary citizen to protect yourself?  Stay alert to what is happening around you.  Each of us have a keen awareness of our environment.  As we walk around our neighborhood and in our workplaces we see things from time to time that seem out-of-place.  We notice something that was not there before.  If you run into something like that you can easily ask someone else to confirm your suspicions.  If you see suspicious activity or suspicious packages report that to law enforcement officials.

Trust your instincts and don’t worry about being wrong.  If you are wrong fine, no harm no foul.  But if you are right and ignore things it could come back and bite you.  Don’t give regret an opportunity.  Take action.  The life you save may be your own.


About managingemergencies

I am a professional consultant with 30 years of experience in managing emergencies. My background and skills gave me the foundation to start Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants. If you need preparedness training or would like to have a preparedness discussion for your employees contact me via email at sysmanemerconsult@aol.com. I held various positions in the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department until I retired in 2007. As a emergency planner and trainer in the Prince George's County Office of Homeland Security I planned exercises and training for government agencies and citizens groups. I was appointed Fire Chief of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department in 2009. I started Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants in June of that year. I had the opportunity to become the Assistant Fire Chief - Operations of the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department and served for a year as the Interim Fire Chief. I am a trained mediator, mediator team leader and trainer. I also served as the Fire/EMS Department Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.
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