I recently read through the Uvalde Texas Robb Elementary school shooting after-action review and watched the documentary Uvalde 365 Presents: Crisis of Command (on Hulu). I’ll start by summarizing the incident specifics and then offer commentary about them. Summary The first on scene—who automatically becomes the Incident Commander per the universally recognized FEMA Incident Command … More Emergency Response Lessons from the Uvalde School Shooting
You toasted the new year and made well-intentioned resolutions. Now comes the harder part: Carrying them out. But this part doesn’t have to be that difficult, especially when your resolution involves emergency preparedness. Here is a simple checklist of actions you can work through until that very satisfying moment when you check off the last … More January Is Resolve to Be Ready Month: Here’s What to Do
FEMA and its partners, the U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association, want you to be safe this holiday season, and that begins with taking measures to prevent fire. FEMA reports that more than one-third of home decoration fires are started by candles, and in December that fraction increases to one-half. December 25 … More Fire Safety at the Holidays
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