Category Archives: Politics

Game of Thrones – The Politics of the Fire Service

Advice from the NVFC While volunteers command much of the nations fire service, in highly populated areas they are losing ground to more politically savvy organized labor operations.  We have all heard the saying “Nature Abhors a Vacuum”. This commonly used phrase … Continue reading

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New Adventures Abound (Volunteering in the Community)

  In my new life (second time around) as a retiree I get to see life in a whole new way. I consider my new employer (Everyday Life) as an adventure because I see things I didn’t notice before when … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE ALLIANCE, INC. – A Call to Action

It’s hard to believe that in 2013 I wrote about the decline of the Prince George’s County Volunteers and how that decline continues today. I guess no one heeded the “Call to Action.” The factors related to the decline are … 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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