The Red Cross – A Citizen’s Link to the Safety Net

Citizens always wonder what they can do to avoid disasters and emergencies.  Organizations like the Red Cross have dedicated people that can help anyone understand what actions they can take to be better prepared.  The Red Cross is a tried and true organization that gets down in the trenches with people all over the world in their time of need.  Most importantly the people of the Red Cross have a lot of knowledge that people and businesses can benefit from.  I have been a member of the Red Cross as well as worked with them responding to disasters and emergencies.  I always wondered why more people don’t take advantage of their knowledge and expertise.

Stop by a Red Cross office or their website to see how you can benefit from them or how you can join them and be a benefit to your community.  With the knowledge you will gain you will certainly improve your preparedness for the next big one.

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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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