DISASTER RESPONSE

re·sponse (rəˈspäns) noun; a reaction to something.


Of course, you don’t need me to read a dictionary to you for you to know what “response” means.  Especially disaster response.

I share this simple definition as a reminder and an acknowledgment that whether you serve part-time on a business continuity team, full time as a firefighter or anywhere in between … you are a responder.

It’s why during a crisis … ‘they’ go that way … and we go this way.  

Towards the incident.

As I tell my students …

"if it weren’t for people like them (victims of any kind of disaster) … then there wouldn’t be people like us."

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