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When Waffle House Is Closed

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-11-22/business-is-booming-for-america-s-survival-food-king

When Waffle House is closed.......think of former FEMA Director Creig Fugate's "Waffle House Index".  When Waffle House is closed, there's problems and headaches for the First Responders.

Time to break out the emergency food…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 23, 2017 at 5:06am — No Comments

"Pet Evacuation Bill"

http://cw39.com/2017/11/22/houston-animal-shelters-go-above-and-beyond-set-standard-for-disaster-response-for-pets/

Love it : "...it was literally raining cats and dogs..." !

The referenced "Friends For Life" manual is surely something worth glancing at.

~ Bob

Hurricane Alley, Virginia

Added by Robert Warren on November 23, 2017 at 4:28am — No Comments

ESRI's Disaster Response Program

https://govinsider.asia/smart-gov/jon-pedder-esri-disaster-response-programme/

Sidebar / Headnotes:

1.  Happy Thanksgiving.  Think SAFETY !

2.  Appreciated viewing our enhanced insignia now incorporating the web address.

Note:  "..information that is 'as real-time as the data feeds are".

Note:  "Night photos" and "NASA's Jet…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 23, 2017 at 4:19am — No Comments

Disabled American Veterans disaster relief program

The November-December 2017 DAV (Disabled American Veterans [dav.org])  magazine has an article titled "Help Amid Havoc" about DAV's disaster relief program.

Other than above, can't report on this.  I minimize certain material that over saturates me with stress.  This is one of the reasons I don't read many obituaries.  I am just too involved in dealing with ongoing matters of…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 22, 2017 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Red Cross Pillowcase Project

http://www.nj.com/south-jersey-towns/index.ssf/2017/11/lac_students_participate_in_re.html

This ARC project "teaches children coping skills to help them deal with an emergency situation..."

Nurse Caroll Creig said it all !

~ Bob

Hurricane Alley, Virginia

Added by Robert Warren on November 22, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Ark St Univ building a disaster training facility

http://www.thetd.com/freepages/2017-11-22/news/story2.php

Note the Barrett Tillman quote:  "In times of disaster, people don't rise to the occasion, they rise to the level of their training".

~ Bob

Hurricane Alley, Virginia

Added by Robert Warren on November 22, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Private Sector Active Shooter Training

http://kgou.org/post/more-demand-active-shooter-preparedness-training

The article lists the "three steps to respond to an active shooter,..."

Note the LEO's "But you are not helpless".  

Note:  "how to spot biological attacks...that may not seem obvious".

.......

In a few hours is the start of our Thanksgiving holiday…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 22, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

"safekeeping of the county's archives"

http://www.petaluma360.com/news/7670361-181/as-fires-spread-no-one?artslide=0

Compliments to the California State Parks workers evacuating artifacts.

I've done some Emergency Management preparedness planning and dealt with "Heritage Preservation" (www.heritagepreservation.org).  They…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 22, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Teachers learning certain emergency response

http://tbrnews.com/news/redondo_beach/l-a-kings-luc-robitaille-visits-redondo-for-trauma-kit/article_1f61385c-cb36-11e7-abcb-67202360b83a.html

It's about trauma kits and their use by teachers.

We are preparing.

Plus, I can anticipate knowing this emergency stuff to become a…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Protecting Against Health Threats

http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/361207-government-must-take-action-to-protect-americans-from-21st-century-health

I believe the "valley of death" languishments' "variety of reasons" distills down to one reason:  the allocation of funds.

At least Dr Kadlec's medical school teaches economics:  "requires…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 21, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

"to encourage bystanders"

http://www.jdnews.com/news/20171120/city-base-train-bystanders-on-life-saving-measures

We are indeed leaving our doldrums / malaise national state of hopelessness and starting to prepare.

For training, understand not using gloves.  Yet for a newspaper, ..... I would only say this here and not in a public meeting......the editor really does need a…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 21, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

Winter Preparedness

http://www.myeasternshoremd.com/dorchester_star/news/article_befcbcc4-7f0a-50f3-a4ba-8a67b2847867.html

Head Note:  Delmarva = the Atlantic section of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia (Virginia's eastern shore less Virginia Beach)

Forget the battery-powered television and insulated cooler. Add a fire extinguisher or…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 21, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

National VOAD

http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/2017/11/20/agency-spearheads-disaster-relief-acadiana/882788001/

VOAD = Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters

The article mentions an important concept and mechanical application involving an emergency management matter:

" ... coordinator of volunteer recruitment and…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 21, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

An historic date: 15 November 2017

https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/cover/2017/11/20/471185.htm

The article's about the "senior living industry".  Disaster preparation is a subject in the article.  

I would hope that "agents should offer assistance with disaster preparedness plans" by incorporating para 2's "knowledge, knowledge, knowing, knowing" theme.

The best source of…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 20, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Humanitarian OpenStreet Map Team (HOT)

http://futurescot.com/thinkwhere-powers-humanitarian-disaster-response/

The article's about a Scottish company "thinkWhere" and their development of an advanced "cloud-based mapping management system" for the emergency response community.

Note:  "commercial mapping solutions..often focus on services and facilities rather than essential infrastructure and ground…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 20, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Define: "vulnerability".

http://www.king5.com/news/local/disaster/washington-the-least-prepared-for-earthquakes-on-west-coast/492782987

"is asking for money again" (ROFL)

Well comma where did the 5 of the state's 39 counties get the money for the basic seismic assessment for schools ?!

Gallows humor:  "The governor was told...at the…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 20, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

Oklahomaaaaaaa - OK ! (From musical "Oklahoma")

http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-New-Emergency-Operations-Center-Nears-Completion.html

They're doin' it right in Oklahoma.

These few quotes explain the right way to run emergency operations centers:

"working all of southeast Oklahoma... ; regional Emergency Operations Center"

"all the decision making will be in…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 20, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

High Tech Map

http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-11-20/mango-macadamia-avocado-tree-crop-rapid-response-map/9168420

It's really taking information and converting it into knowledge.

Note the article's "After a natural disaster the tree crop would be overlaid with a map of the weather event..."

The Aussies aren't the first to…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 20, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

"a commodity flow study"

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/new-study-shows-routes-of-hazardous-materials-through-city-informs/article_8e148bd6-70a2-5eb5-864e-49c10faba145.html

Note:  ",..it is critical for first responders to understand what cargo is coming into the city".

I am sure Lynchburg,…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 19, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

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