Category Archives: Latest News

The Explosion – BP’s Culture of Privileging Profit Over Prudence.

“The explosion of the rig was a disaster that resulted from BP’s culture of privileging profit over prudence,” said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.  “The information details that, on the evening of April 20, … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day – Increase Organizational Learning about Managing Emergencies

Business leaders and owners take great steps to hire the best and the brightest people and their performance they hope will be matched by few in rival companies. One thing that is often forgotten is that managing emergencies is a behavior that is … Continue reading

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Critical Incident Stress Management – Finding Help In Your Time of Need

Managing stress is a team effort. When our senses are overwhelmed we need others to assist us.  We know something is wrong but we are not equipped to live a life of solitude.  We are trained from birth that we need to cry … Continue reading

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American Leadership Abroad is Fine But We Need Levees and Good Evacuation Programs

Mitigation has been dropped as a tool in America’s arsenal to defend against the most common attacks facing our communities.  Sure we do a good job at protecting ourselves against foreign invasions but if we really looked at the most effective … Continue reading

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One Thing Governments At All Levels Don’t Promise You Is Real Help During Disasters and Emergencies

Governments at all levels have virtually got rid of disaster and emergency recovery  assistance and leave you relying on insurance companies.  Americans clamor for smaller government without realizing that there is a very small safety net to catch you when you need … Continue reading

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After Hurricane Sandy – Can You Hear Me Now? – I Can’t Hear You I Have No Power

Millions of people on the East Coast can’t hear the speeches by the President, Governor, Mayor, Emergency Manager or anyone on the recovery process from Hurricane Sandy because they don’t have power.  The TV emergency broadcast system is useless once … Continue reading

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Restore FEMA To Its Rightful Position to Manage Emergencies – Solutions (CERT)

A few Presidents have taken away resources from FEMA and as a result we are haunted by those poor decisions.  The best program cut by President Bush and others was Project Impact where FEMA shared resources and more importantly knowledge on … Continue reading

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