Do what you love and love what you do!
I have no doubt, you have heard this saying before. I am blessed and grateful I get to do what I love and love what I do every day. Do you?
I hope you do. I have learned from the people I have helped and responded with in a crisis, the importance of now. In the aftermath of a disaster one thing learned is…Read More
I do not need to remind you what happened 15 years ago today, September 11, 2001, Everyone remembers what happened. Everyone remembers where they were. While today is the 15 year anniversary of the terror events of 9/11, I feel today as I did 15 years ago, as if it were yesterday. Sad, grief stricken and paralyzed. My heart aches…Read More
With all due respect… It seems to me companies often focus their emergency response exercises on the activation of their Emergency Operations Center(EOC)? Don’t get me wrong, the EOC is a necessary part of any emergency response but it is not the only part. As any good emergency response planner knows there are many moving parts to a response and…Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and many of you will be traveling to celebrate the season with friends and family. If you are traveling by air this year, I have several holiday tips to help you navigate through the holiday crowd at the airport and have a pleasant experience as you move through security. Be nice to…Read More
With All Due Respect. . . . I am not a Business Continuity/Resiliency Planner(BCP). I am an emergency response planner. I understand the importance of BCP, but the topic never really piqued my interest until September, 2014 during a pre-conference workshop I was attending. It was there I listened to and met, Dr. David Lindstedt. I was captivated from the…Read More
October 31, 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the crash of American Eagle Flight 4184 in Roselawn, Indiana. On that day, 68 people lost their lives when their ATR-72 aircraft plummeted to the ground during cold, icy conditions. Jennifer Stansberry-Miller and Terri Severin each lost family members on the flight. These extraordinary women worked tirelessly with other family members to raise…Read More
Several days ago two colleagues and I were having a conversation after attending an emergency response drill. During the conversation, of which I do not remember the topic, I said, “with all due respect” and was about to continue on. One of my colleagues interrupted and said, “watch out, anytime he begins a sentence with ‘all due respect’, he is…Read More