General Preparedness

Evacuating islands

My idea would be for islands that have been hit by a disaster. Commander a cruise ship. Work out ahead of time a plan with the cruise lines that in the event an island is being hit with such a great disaster that the population must be evacuated, to be able to use a cruise ship for the evacuation. Cruise ships are floating cities and have everything you need to house hundreds of evacuees.

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MYTEP

MYTEP-MYTEP planning should be done on a county,

regional and state level so that all entities can be on the same page in training and planning exercises

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Free Speach! Would Be Nice Place To Start?!

Free Speach! Would Be Nice Place To Start?! Here In America or A Cire Ma, As It has Been KNOWN TODAY! "Psychopaths are individuals who lack conscience. They lack remorse, they lack guilt," he said. "That's one of the reasons why they terrorize society so much." What is different from, Government -V- Psychopath? = When Caught A Psychopath Will tell the truth about his Damage, The Top & Government Will Pay To cover ...more »

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Asst Dir of Preparedness

I have worked at a state health dept in preparedness for 4 years and the biggest problem I have seen is a lack of coordination at the federal level. The various agencies working on preparedness seem very unclear about who is responsible for what. This causes duplication in some areas and no effort in others. This is a waste of time and money and ultimately will impact reponse to disasters. We have worked hard at the ...more »

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Capability and Gaps

I am currently writing a doctoral dissertation on emergency terrorism preparedness in school districts. The objective is to assess the availability, capability and gaps. Currently, research data shows the lack of community/citizen integration in what the school districts are doing. Other than local emergency responders, how should the neighbors be involved, what kinds of communications need to go out to them to avoid ...more »

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Consistency is critical

It is critical the Long Term Recovery Committees/VOAD's are in place locally on a consistent basis. It is critical that at least one paid staff is on board to continue with the planning, preparedness and engagement efforts. These organizations coordinate, plan, exercise and engage all levels of nonprofits, faith based and the public in preparedness and recovery efforts. Lack of funding for these organizations on an ongoing ...more »

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consistency is critical

I suggest you It is critical the Long Term Recovery Committees/VOAD's are in place locally on a consistent basis. It is critical that at least one paid staff is on board to continue with the planning, preparedness and engagement efforts. These organizations coordinate, plan, exercise and engage all levels of nonprofits, faith based and the public in preparedness and recovery efforts. Lack of funding for these organizations ...more »

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If we just......

After receiving a Concurrent Resolution for the help of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees I found out a lot of issues associated with relief efforts. There is no perfect world, however consistency is important! I believe that the easy part is assessing their needs. The hardest was placement and or getting the services needed. Many had bad credit and or backgrounds that prohibited them from finding adequate housing or jobs. For ...more »

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Building Resilient Communities Through Education & Grants

ICOR believes that change can be made through education. ICOR (The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience - www.theicor.org) is a non-profit (501c3) international education and credentialing organization. Our mission is to develop resilient communities through education. See our Resilient Community model http://www.theicor.org/rescomm.html which was developed based on the United Nations definition of ...more »

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Safer Emergency Candles

I suggest that you consider this innovative new concept as a tool to be used for emergency preparedness and disaster relief. Kevin’s Kandles introduces a new concept in Safer, Cost Effective, and Environmentally Friendly Emergency Candles. Montreal, Québec, September 1, 2010 – Kevin’s Kandles Inc. is proud to introduce a product that has the potential to greatly improve fire prevention and fire safety throughout the ...more »

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