Category Archives: Top Stories

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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Organizational Weaknesses Contribute To Everday Emergencies

Accidents don’t just happen.  Accidents can be traced to weaknesses in organizational structure in several key areas. The most common areas that contribute to mishaps are lack of policy or direction, lack of training, human frailty (working while tired, sleepy or intoxication) lack … 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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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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Citizens Waiting for Services – Citizen Emergency Response Teams Are the Answer

CNN is reporting on the rising anger people feel as they wait for the Government and the Red Cross in Staten Island New York.  This situation highlights why communities must come together to come up with their own solutions.  The … Continue reading

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