“Mitigation” Tip of the Day

Mitigation is defined as follows: (a) to lessen in force or intensity, (b) to make less severe.

Some disasters or emergencies cannot be prevented.  We are concerned with the effects of un-preventable incidents that impact our lives.  We can mitigate the effects of the events we can’t avoid.  We have been very effective in the business community controlling the devastating effects of fire through inventions and use of of fire extinguishers, fire sprinkler systems, smoke detectors, and fire barriers.  What actions have your organization taken to address all the other types of potential disasters and emergencies?  Think about your mitigation program and if you don’t have one investigate what you need to do to get one.

If you need preparedness training or would like to have a preparedness discussion for your employees checkout my website http://www.ejones224.moonfruit.com/ and contact me via email at sysmanemerconsult@aol.com.

 

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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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