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I’m a chair at the global board. And what we’re doing from a global perspective is reaching out across the globe, building connections, building relationships, creating training opportunities, so that we can help other countries develop substantive emergency management programs.
But 28 people died, and could we have saved their lives? And the resounding answer is yes. We could have saved their lives, which is not a problem at all. If we had a tourniquet, chest seal, and trauma dressing as our option to go ahead and help save their lives.
[TODD DEVOE] Hey, welcome to EM Weekly. And today, our guest is Brent Gleeson, a former Navy Seal, a writer…
we started monitoring the Cajun Navy and Texas Navy with the app, and they were able to coordinate hundreds of rescues, and save people’s lives, by being able to coordinate by using that app.
You wanna drop, cover, and hold on. And if you know you’re in a particularly vulnerable building, and that’s something you can figure out in advance; and if you have any sign of cracks on the walls, or anything visible, or certainly, of course, that’s just in any situation
I don’t envy you, but your work is so important on that front. And you know, when I was doing research
In small cities, you saw people making decisions based on their own geography, their own people, and people typically listening to those directives, based on experience and what’s happened in the past.
Not replace state and local. But when you have, like we saw, after Katrina, such a catastrophic damage to the underlying infrastructure, to the underlying… even the political processes
“Quake Heroes” that tells the stories of people that experienced the Northridge earthquake, that helped their neighbors, first responders, scientists and others who went into action to make a difference for their neighbors, for the community
And honestly, Todd, if there was an easy answer, I would be quoting that out to everybody…