​​​​Rory Rehbeck

Rory Rehbeck

Rory Rehbeck

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Grand Junction, Colorado

Then

Captain; Los Angeles County Fire Dept.

Now

Independent Public Safety Professional

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Quote

"Trust your people to do what you've trained them to do ..."


Why they're a Crisis Leader:

Rory was one of my earliest mentors when I became involved in Urban Search and Rescue (USAR). He helped shape my understanding of disasters and how to respond to them effectively.

As the former chairperson of FEMA's prestigious Search Working Group Rory led many of the advances in search and rescue that helped fuel our future successes. His fingerprints are on almost every successful federal search and rescue policy and procedure used today. 

Although quiet and humble, Rory has held a leadership role in nearly every federal disaster in the United States in the last 25 years.

As for leadership during a crisis, he's definitely 'been there and done that.' Rory is a trusted ally and a dear friend, and it's an honor to capture his story.


#1 "What is a Crisis Leader?"

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#2 "What's an example when you relied on your own Crisis Leadership?"

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#3 "What do you know now that you wish you knew then?"

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#4 "What advice would you give someone who wants to improve their own Crisis Leadership?"

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#5 "Who is a Crisis Leader that influenced your career?"

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Key Takeaways:

  • Learn from other leaders, including the military
  • Start well in order to finish well
  • Trust your people to do their job

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