Introduction and Full Disclosure

Discussion in 'General Preparedness Discussion' started by DisasterReindeer, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. DisasterReindeer

    DisasterReindeer Resident Disaster Expert

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    Hi all, I heard about his new forum from a Jeep Forum email and on Slick Deals.

    I want to get this out of the way:

    I work in Emergency Management for JIB Emergency/Disaster Preparedness and local agencies as an Instructor. JIB is a gov contractor and business consultant. We sell one retail product on Amazon.com; a family disaster kit.

    Please feel free to ask me questions about FEMA or DHS regulations or guidelines. I have huge resources in planning and responding to disasters. Search and rescue, medical, terrorism attacks are all my teaching skills.

    See you all around
     
  2. skip

    skip Old hillbilly

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    As a former firefighter, and now president of the board of a local fire dept., I view Homeland Security as a two edged sword. On one hand, we have applied for, and gotten several grants from them. But I do not trust them to help if, God forbid, a major catastrophic event hits a large part of the US. They will worry about the larger population centers long before they help us "hicks".

    Am I wrong in feeling this way?
     

  3. DisasterReindeer

    DisasterReindeer Resident Disaster Expert

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    Nope! Your right.

    The FEMA funding was two tiered. It went to major metropolitan areas(and probable targets/disaster prone areas) first, then to the outlying areas. The trickle down was very minimal to "Hick" towns :p

    You have to consider though, that your area will most likely not experience a man made disaster.

    You have to prepare for your own local hazards that FEMA or DHS is expecting you to do.

    CERT is a great example of a "Do it your self" program that you can launch to utilize the benefits of the Force-Multiplier effect. There should be some funding for CERT through the department.
     
  4. Backwoods

    Backwoods Out In The Sticks

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    Glad to have you both here DisasterReindeer and skip.

    Knowledge is power..............
     
  5. skip

    skip Old hillbilly

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    Our problem is we are rural, but very, very close to one of the largest military training bases around. This base does training for chemical weapons, among other things.