On this episode, we talk to Founder and ‘Chief Wrangler’ of the Field Innovation Team (FIT).
Since 2010, this ‘EM visionary’ and her FIT team have been responding to disasters in new and innovative ways, working together with communities at the grassroots level to enhance neighborhood disaster resilience. Now a non-profit, FIT volunteers from across the globe deploy to disasters and work on disaster risk reduction and resiliency efforts.
Their past work in disasters includes hurricane Sandy in 2012, the 2013 Moore, OK tornadoes, the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Philippines typhoon Haiyan in 2013, and the 2014 mudslide in Oso, WA. The team continues to deploy into disasters working with communities across the globe.
On this episode, Desi shares with us some examples of heroic emergency management and leadership demonstrated by a few communities she’s had the opportunity to work with, both in Canada and the U.S.