Category Archives for "EVACUATE"

Unfortunately, interoperability is a myth

FF Communication

Interoperability? The concept refers to disparate systems working together, sharing information, etc. Except that it’s all a myth. Like the Sasquatch, healthy Girl Scout cookies and honest politicians. Pure fiction. There’s even standing government committee’s that have been pursuing this fictional condition for years (and lots of our money spent!)! EXAMPLE: In November 2016 there […]

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Stop Micromanaging, Start Communicating

Start Communicating - Briefing and Debriefing

‘Communicating via micromanagement isn’t a personality flaw; it’s a breakdown in the fundamentals of delegation.’ In the Harvard Business Review article, “Why is Micromanagement so infectious?” the authors describe some reasons why and how micromanaging can spread into an organization’s culture.  And reduce our effectiveness at communicating. One of the reason’s they cite is due to […]

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Starve Fear in 3 Steps

  Fear feeds on a powerful combination of two ingredients: The incident that induces the fear (darkness, fire, snakes, falling, public speaking, etc.) The helpless feeling of not knowing how to respond to that incident. As responders, we’ve likely all been on the business end of a fear-inducing incident. However, most aren’t remembered that way […]

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Are you in CMS Compliance?

Ski Pad Emergency Evacuation Mattress

A couple of things I’m pretty sure of: The sun will set in the west. Out of 24 hours in your day, very little of it is consumed with thoughts of the who, how, when, why and where of an emergency evacuation of your facility. That’s why I strive for many of my articles to […]

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Helping those with Functional Needs during a Disaster

  Folks with functional needs have been historically under-served before a disaster strikes (think:  “notice event” like a hurricane versus a “no-notice” event like an explosion).  As a result, a disproportionate amount of effort must be taken to evacuate them to a better place after the disaster strikes.   During virtually every large hurricane in […]

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