So you put in your 30 years, it is time to hang up the boots and put away the uniform. What Next? I have advised some of the people that I am mentoring to have a plan for their future after public service, or even your next steps after your time in the private sector. As emergency managers, we need to lean forward to take care of ourselves. Continue reading
The No Go Bag, We need to think more about an evacuation bag and what you need to have to keep your family safe and secure. You included your insurance, birth certificates, cash, pet care, and all of your prescriptions.
This is the bag that I am currently carrying for EDC Commuter purposes when on the go with my laptop; either for work or for personal use. My previous EDC Backpack was fairly large in size and I wanted to have a more lightweight solution that was specifically designed for urban traveling purposes.
As the number and intensity of disaster events continue to grow, it is important to account for future conditions and climate change in your hazard mitigation plan. “Future Conditions” include the impacts of a changing climate, changes in population, and changes in land use and the built environment. This recorded webinar provides ideas, resources and examples of how to integrate future conditions information into your hazard mitigation planning process to increase overall resilience.
I hate it when I get pulled over for a burned out light on my vehicle and getting a ticket. After I get the light replaced I have to prove to the court system that I’ve replaced the light in order to get the ticket dismissed. To avoid this hassle I’ve created this Vehicle Replacement Lights Kit so I have replacement bulbs for ALL of the lights on my vehicle, just in case one of them goes out while I am on a road trip.
Lincoln Park CERT assisted with down power lines through-out the city on Tuesday, August 24. We blocked off a few different streets. Please take another route when a power line is on the roadway. It is never safe to drive over a downed power line. Always assume all downed power lines are live and dangerous.