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Robert Warren's Blog (184)

San Diego FD does it right !

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/east-county/sd-se-heartland-fire-20171219-story.html

The article is clear enough; it represents the future.

What now governs us is "cost effectiveness and efficiency".

The "Squad 6 concept" is our future:  "most effective, fastest way to respond to…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 22, 2017 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

"disaster response team efforts"

https://www.bbntimes.com/en/society/we-need-lasticity-trained-educators-on-disaster-teams-an-idea-as-we-enter-2018

SIDEBAR;  At a Federal EM-oriented deep web site, my same 20 Dec 17 CERT drone post generated over a dozen long replies.  That Connecticut event approaches being nearly the equivalent of the Taft Hartley…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 22, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments

CERT upgrading - with drones !

https://www.theridgefieldpress.com/99528/cert-seeks-drone-pilots/

This article gives new meaning to the expression "Make haste slowly".

Note that initially in the US drone program, operators were required to have a pilot's license.  Now, new drone pilots will receive training without the prior FAA tickets.

Also noteworthy is this…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 20, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

The right way works; the wrong way doesn't

http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/2017/12/15/police-commander-eyes-irish-ideas-foster-trust-salinas-community/947014001/

The best first response involves trust.

Note:  "...to look at what has been working and not working in other countries and communities".

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Added by Robert Warren on December 19, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Cajun Navy getting recognized

http://www.wafb.com/story/37094624/la-state-emergency-leaders-want-to-partner-with-cajun-navy-for-future-disaster-response

This short news item tells of the Louisiana government recognizing the Cajun Navy concurrent with the prevention of duplicate disaster responses.  

~ Bob

Hurricane…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 19, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

Real EM prep

http://www.daily-times.com/story/news/education/2017/12/18/emergency-management-training-coordination-paid-aztec-shooting-officials/957118001/

Real emergency management prep is on display at this school safety committee !

Note the committee's composition; it's…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 18, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

Real Christmas Returning !

http://www.wsjm.com/2017/12/17/state-police-recommend-emergency-preparedness-gifts/

I gave thought as to whether to place this article, along with my early AM rambling, here or at Chaplain Ron's section.  This article re the Michigan State Police EM/HLS suggestion is profound - or, at least, should be.

The history of the original…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 18, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

Singapore's In Situ Reaction Team

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-quick-response-teams-patrolling-busy-areas

I am a firm believer in "comparative studies"....How do others address the same problems as we have ? Are we neglecting matters because they're not in our historical record ?

Note the IRTs patrol in "high viz" locales. They are likely to be "the first…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 17, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

ALERT Volunteers

https://missionlocal.org/2017/12/sf-volunteers-train-to-help-during-the-next-big-disaster/

Everything from Berkeley isn't wacko !

It is most appropriate that this article incorporates the term "force multipliers".  It's very, very appropriate in these times of austere municipal budgets.

I find this article both…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 17, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

"donor fatigue"

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171128/how-local-charities-are-affected-when-major-disasters-strike

Note:  "...significant media coverage trigger an outpouring of financial support".

~ Bob

Hurricane Alley, Virginia

Added by Robert Warren on November 28, 2017 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

"admitted 1 patient every 11 seconds"

http://saugus.wickedlocal.com/news/20171127/remembering-cocoanut-grove-fire

"fatality rate of 50 percent......Boston's Titanic".

Note:  "unenforced" ; "ignored".

~ Bob

Hurricane Alley, Virginia

Added by Robert Warren on November 28, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

"whatever crazy changes..."

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/11/27/resiliency-fair-at-berkeley-school-using-north-bay-fires-as-theme/

Only in Berkeley do we find this specifically named bug out bag.  

Only in Berkeley do they allow for only 2 languages at the fair and evacuation training ?  Discriminatory !

Cured tobacco leaves swapping for…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 28, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

"drones in disaster"; in US also !

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0004047107

Note:  "reducing the risk of a secondary disaster".  The aforesaid quote is one of my signature lines.  I ALWAYS place emphasis on secondary disasters popping up.  

~ Bob

Hurricane Alley, Virginia

Added by Robert Warren on November 28, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

"Emergency Support Function 10 Florida"

http://spacecoastdaily.com/2017/11/u-s-coast-guard-crews-continue-to-mitigate-pollution-threats-from-vessels-displaced-by-hurricane-irma/

ESF 10 usually known as the oil and HAZMAT category.

~ Bob

Hurricane Alley, Virginia

Added by Robert Warren on November 28, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

"risk management not risk elimination"

https://www.campussafetymagazine.com/emergency/alan-walters-emergency-response-georgetown-county/

The solution is represented by Alan Walters.

Note:  "a culture of safety".

Important:  "You can't bury your security director way down the table for negotiations".

"access control project" is much of security.…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 28, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

"Fire safety advice from the pros"

http://www.mcknightsseniorliving.com/editors-columns/fire-safety-advice-from-the-pros/article/709492/

Title in re senior citizen homes; not eg boating on the Great Lakes.

Note:  "an 'all hazards' approach to emergency preparedness".

And:  "help you see your facility from a different point of view".

And:…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 27, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

"fast response vehicle"

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-no-encinitas-firestation-20171117-story.html

The Fire Service folks are doing much thinking for all of us !  Appreciated reading "with both medical supplies and some water - carrying capacity" (although recommend bigger than a F350 Ford).

My stated view requires…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 27, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments

"Bake sales for radios and road construction?"

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/11/24/smokies-need-help-replace-aged-out-emergency-response-radios/888342001/

I take due note, with sadness, of "paying for equipment ... a fundraising campaign..."

Patronize Sunny Point Cafe !  Anyone still in shape for the square dance ... dosie doe your…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 27, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Going to the hearing !

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/calls-to-nrc-may-have-to-go-to-fema/article_a3f1f3bd-4438-5f29-82fb-c1683a93f408.html

The article's clear enough.

I am impressed with:  "request a hearing, which would include local first responders as well".

~ Bob

Hurricane Alley,…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 27, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Max prep at min cost !

http://www.theday.com/local-news/20171126/norwich-revamping-its-emergency-management-department

The article's really about dedicated, skilled and experience people governed by other than self-serving agendas.

A fortune is saved concurrent with rehabilitation of a required organization (now: CERT). The Chief's allocation for computers is a…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 27, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

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