Category Archives: Work

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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Threats to your organization or home can be managed and predicted.

Managing emergencies begins with understanding the possibilities of what can happen and managing those possibilities. The leadership of the organization or your own home must take the time to analyze the threats and prioritize your resources to be ready. For … Continue reading

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Brazilian Night Club Fire Kills 238 and Wounds 100

As you may be aware on January 31, 2013, a fire erupted in a Brazilian Nightclub killing hundreds and wounded many. It was reported that there were many fire code violations. It was also reported that the club was overcrowded. … Continue reading

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Environmental Sensing – Most Businesses Are Vulnerable But Shouldn’t Be

Monitoring the environment for the most destructive forces that can ruin a business is simple and easy but most organizations don’t take the simplest steps to even prevent fires.  When you go to work look around to see if there are … 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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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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