In the Light of Connecticut We See a Void of Leadership and Management Nationally

Managing emergencies is a continuous process.  The process requires us to examine the threats to our society and then requires us to take action.  Obviously when we compare our country’s environment to the rest of the world we come up woefully short in the area of gun violence.  What do we do about it? We allow prudent laws like the assault weapons ban to lapse. What king of leadership and management is that?  What kind of leaders are we electing to help us as we navigate this life? What kind of people are running for office that do not have the courage to do what is best for this country?  This is not a political issue this is a management and leadership issue.

Leaders and managers solve problems.  Leaders and managers gather the resources necessary to end threats to our health and well-being.  If we allow threats to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness to go unchecked how do we show we are committed to these principles. How are we the greatest nation on earth? We need to go back to the basics.  Mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities are what we should be focused on.  Prevent violence or reduce its effects.  Gun control activities may not prevent gun violence but it can minimize its effects.  So we need to take mitigative action it is that simple. We need courageous leaders who sacrifice for the American people. One of the greatest threats to Americans is gun violence.  Where are the leaders who will put their career on the line for the good of the American people? If more Americans are killed each year due to gun violence than all the Americans who died in the Vietnam war then we need leaders who are capable of stopping that threat. Our prayers are with the families of those affected by this tragedy.

This blog and Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants are dedicated to educating business owners and employees on the need to manage emergencies everyday through effective mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery actions. Accidents can be reduced, eliminated and their effects can be lessened if a good strategy is adopted.

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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 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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