Emergency Management

 

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Emergency Management

Texas Gov. Abbott Briefs Readiness For COVID-19 [3 April 2020]

Submitted by Bill Degnan on Sat, 04/04/2020 - 04:30

The State of Texas...
- Has available ICU beds.
- Has surge capacity
- Has ventilators
- Has PPE*
- Has personnel and a willing pool of volunteers
- Has a proactive Emergency Management structure
- Has leadership by which other states should measure itself.

Here is a briefing. It's not very exciting, unless you find competence exciting. Presentation begins at the 9:00 mark. Feel free to skip to it and perhaps play at 1.25 speed.

https://youtu.be/tiS2dqR9cig ↗️

Move Over Laws Aren't Enough To Keep Responders Safe At The Roadside

Submitted by Bill Degnan on Fri, 02/07/2020 - 17:01

Sure, it's the law that you have to move over (and/or slow down) when emergency vehicles are stopped at the roadside. But lives are still being lost while we're trying to save others.

There ought to be a law. And there are. Plenty of them. But why is that not enough?

Canadian Air Tanker Crashes Fighting Australian Wildfire - US Crew Killed
Juan Brown
JUAN BROWN, former wildfire "Birddog" pilot, present airline pilot, talks about the crash. Photo courtesy of Blancolirio Channel.

Juan Brown brings his wildfire/aircrew perspective to the story. Cites drought and lack of forestry management (excess fuel) as fire factors.

Bill Degnan Thu, 01/23/2020 - 21:28
Leadership In The Line Of Fire
File Photo Source: FEMA
File Photo Source: FEMA

No one ever expects tragedy to happen, and yet tragedy has and will continue to happen every day to someone. When tragedy does happen, those involved look for someone to take charge and be a leader.

Jonathon Walker Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:17

Manage Scene Lighting For Safety

Submitted by Bill Degnan on Sun, 01/12/2020 - 01:23

Maybe there's too much LED and Xenon light on scene -- potentially blinding or distracting motorists. Too much red. Not enough amber. You drive where you LOOK!

There are recommendations I have read, that would drastically reduce warning lights, once traffic control is established.

Please take a moment and read the linked presentation.

I-95 Corridor Coalition › Gui...PDF
WARNING LIGHTS, PARKING and SCENE SAFETY 
https://i95coalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Guide_Clear_RF.pdf%onscene.us