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We're getting back to basics and moving out of the swamp.
These portable / transportable small clinics meet or exceed emergency requirements.
If our colleague, Maj Margaret H.L. Houlihan RN, NC, of the 4077th MASH could work in a cotton tent, these modified shipping…Continue
Added by Robert Warren on October 31, 2017 at 5:10am — No Comments
All these public programs show that we're on the right track - from the decades of neglect.
Viva Dave's comment at article's end.
The tourniquet does require…Continue
Para 2 highlights our national problem. It transcends CERT, Neighborhood Watch, a volunteer Fire and Rescue squad, ... Note the para's "no obligation or requirement".
YET: The insurance rates are the same. The payroll is intact. Why do anything with a cost when a 911 call can be made ? Why buy…Continue
They're starting to prepare and the equipment acquisitions demonstrate they're doing it right.
From a fading memory; For vulnerable populations eg nursing home residents, hospitals, - cruise ships - , the standard ratio was 3:5, 3…Continue
Added by Robert Warren on October 30, 2017 at 12:28pm — No Comments
A good article....a good theme..... - but I'm not here to glorify our calling - soon enough to be deemed a profession.
"firefighters...refusing to take breaks"; The Incident Commander MUST ensure the Safety Officer forces the issue. End of…Continue
Added by Robert Warren on October 30, 2017 at 10:24am — No Comments
"evacuate before the storm"
"candles" No !, No !, No !
"children's emotional health"
The floor IS ALREADY my filing system ! (Apology for using the word "system".)
Added by Robert Warren on October 30, 2017 at 6:27am — No Comments
The Emergency Management community is in an uncomfortable position presenting contrary views to the article.
An "E" for effort and good intent goes to the church and the affiliates. Now, the reality for us only. Only the skilled political class can properly present this in large public…Continue
Added by Robert Warren on October 30, 2017 at 4:05am — No Comments
Everything's an external problem to the largest nurses union.
Puerto Rico was not, is not, a Haiti. Plus, both Puerto Rico and Haiti are not in their difficult and dangerous situations because of hurricanes and earthquakes. The natural catastrophes only aggravated the…Continue
Added by Robert Warren on October 30, 2017 at 3:33am — No Comments
The adage "If you want to get something done, give it to someone's who's busy" is applicable here - and establishes our needed national model.
Added by Robert Warren on October 30, 2017 at 2:59am — No Comments
Georgia's public utilities didn't have insurance ? Does not the utility bill to the buyer eg a home, a commercial company, cover a portion of the utility's insurance ?
The word "critical" has a clear meaning. If a damaged…Continue
Added by Robert Warren on October 29, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments
Is there are correct or model answer to this ?
The Red Cross Gulf Coast, Texas rep resigned. The local disaster scene rep and the national decision-makers were not in sync.
I cannot provide an answer. We Americans use blended - and frequently changing channels for assignments,…Continue
Much work required. Much, much work required. And even more work.
On a phone call, giving out one's Social Security number and also one's bank account number............What did Einstein say was the definition of insanity ?!
Added by Robert Warren on October 29, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments
If Pakistani flood victims receive ~ $213 per,....and there is another natural disaster in the same area, what did the ~ $639 do…Continue
Added by Robert Warren on October 29, 2017 at 2:17am — No Comments
Hurricane Alley, Virginia
Added by Robert Warren on October 29, 2017 at 1:57am — No Comments
Noteworthy is the "real world" location of the color-coded triage tarps. All disaster scenes don't have plenty of real estate to conform to the basic training manuals.
Added by Robert Warren on October 29, 2017 at 1:48am — No Comments
A good summary of some personal aspects involving disaster recovery in the above article.
Public schools and colleges teach many subjects but not "contractor fraud" and insurance administrative matters. I read at FRA yesterday the FBI article…Continue
Added by Robert Warren on October 28, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments
Note: "continuously fine-tuned".
Note again: "continuously fine-tuned".
We know about the waiver problem and it's being addressed. I'm an extremist on this. There are some specific technical areas requiring legislation but, here, too, it…Continue
Added by Robert Warren on October 28, 2017 at 2:46am — No Comments
Note the legends' theme to move away from the lowlands. Apparently "Drain The Swamp" is not a new idea.
Psychology and theology at work: "ascending physically also…Continue
Added by Robert Warren on October 28, 2017 at 2:26am — No Comments
Finally, high-quality training is here.
Some key items from the above article:
"hands on experience"
"with all the different participants" [~ 600 !]
"a simulation of this size"
Compliments to Gulf Coast State College…Continue
Added by Robert Warren on October 28, 2017 at 1:59am — No Comments
Hampton Roads - Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth, ..., the largest metro-area between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, as safe as Denver. ROFL.
Note: "crop insurance" and "flood insurance".
The 2 comments following this insurance article are funnier than "crop insurance" and "flood…Continue
Added by Robert Warren on October 27, 2017 at 7:43am — No Comments