This week we are talking to Mona Curry about what it is like to be a “Big City Emergency Manager”. Los Angeles is a vast geographical are with everything from beaches, dense city population, and mountain wildland area. In addition to this size of the city, they have to plan for special events that are on the world stage.
Because it’s not the plan, this is the whole piece of it. The plan is the finished product, it’s the process to get to the plan. So it’s engaging your stakeholders, bringing everyone to the table, to make the decision, to go through the processes, to do the education, to do the training, that’s all part of the plan.
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.
It’s one of those “simple”, and I say that through tongue and cheek, simple things like radios. That really helps.