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Can character really be evident prior to the crucible of a real event?

By   /  February 1, 2012  /  Emergency Management  /  No Comments

from the Crisis Comm Blog I commented earlier on the culpability the leaders of the cruise line, Carnival Cruises, that hired and/or promoted the Captain of the Costa Concordia had for the Captain’s unacceptable behavior. My point was to raise the issue now among those people responsible for hiring emergency managers or Incident Commanders so […]

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In Chicago – Strengthening Relationships Across The Entire Team

By   /  January 14, 2012  /  Emergency Management  /  No Comments

From the FEMA Blog For our FEMA regional offices across the country, engaging internal and external stakeholders in planning for future emergencies is a top priority. This means building relationships throughout the whole community to find opportunities to prepare both man-made and natural hazards. FEMA Region V, which covers Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and […]

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CERT stresses preparedness for local leaders

By   /  January 10, 2012  /  Emergency Management  /  No Comments

It’s important that local government leaders become prepared to deal with emergencies. That’s the message delivered by CERT during its monthly meetings. CERT — the Mesquite Community Emergency Response Team — met at its Airport ll location on Jan. 3 to review team strategies and to stress the importance of local government leaders receiving emergency […]

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Into the Fire with LAFD Command Teams

By   /  August 22, 2011  /  Training, Exercise and Drills  /  No Comments

The LAFD uses command teams, made up of a Battalion or Division Commander and a Staff Assistant. Together, they manage the scene of any significant incident. A major emergency will see multiple teams in place. Few people seem to understand the value and importance of command teams, we we’ve created a short video about them. […]

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