Category: Emergency Preparedness

San Diego Fires post-mortem: ourselves

San Diego Fires post-mortem: ourselves

| October 31, 2007 | 2 Replies

I’ve previously posted feedback from readers on how the media performed during the San Diego Fires as well as how the government performed. At the same time that I solicited that feedback, I also asked for suggestions on how our coverage here at “And Still I Persist” might have been better. Feedback and my own […]

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San Diego Fires post-mortem: the government

San Diego Fires post-mortem: the government

| October 30, 2007 | 1 Reply

[UPDATED 11/01/07 0734 PDT] – The San Diego Union-Tribune has an excellent article by Alex Roth and Mark Sauer discussing to what extent government agencies handled things better this time than back in 2003. It particularly notes the need for more fire stations (with matching firefighters and equipment) to meet the risk of large-scale fires […]

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Rescue Tech – Smart Suit Gives First Responder Geopositioning

Rescue Tech – Smart Suit Gives First Responder Geopositioning

| October 29, 2007 | Reply

I have to confess, ever since our community was saved by some brave guys who decided to jump in front of an inferno, I have been thinking about the kinds of problems they face. Now word comes that some clever folks have combined some off the shelf technology to create a “Smart Suit” that mashes […]

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The fire next time

The fire next time

| October 26, 2007 | 3 Replies

As per BruceH’s morning post, things are cooling down, literally and figuratively. There are still a few small communities under threat, but we no longer face the prospect of having Chula Vista, La Mesa, and/or Del Mar go up in smoke. This is the second major set of fires that San Diego has endured in […]

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The Blessing Under The Ashes

The Blessing Under The Ashes

| October 25, 2007 | Reply

Photo credit SD Union Tribune The fires in San Diego County are still burning, but the worst has probably passed. At last count over 1,000 homes had burned in the fire, and word from the Union Tribune is that the first permit to rebuild was filed this morning. Prior to the fires, one of the […]

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Destroying The Earth – No Easy Task

Destroying The Earth – No Easy Task

| October 2, 2007 | Reply

I will confess I am a lucky man. I was fortunate enough to marry a woman who is in many ways as nerdy as I am, which makes so many aspects of a technical life a lot easier. Thanks to her, we now know of LiveScience.com’s top 10 ways to destroy the Earth! 10. Total […]

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What to remember for your 72-hour emergency preparedness kit

What to remember for your 72-hour emergency preparedness kit

| May 8, 2007 | Reply

Gerard Van der Leun, one of the finest American writers posting regularly on the net these days, talks some important upgrades to his “go bag” (as in “grab and go” in case of a natural or man-made disaster): ABOUT QUARTER TO NINE this serene Sunday morning, as I was sitting down and wondering what to […]

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And Now For Something Completely Different

And Now For Something Completely Different

| March 2, 2007 | Reply

For all of you burka fans out there (short German intro with a song)

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Some Thoughts on Emergency Preparedness

Some Thoughts on Emergency Preparedness

| December 28, 2006 | 2 Replies

Given that Colorado is, for the second time in as many weeks, in a declared state of emergency — and I, of course, am in the declared state of Colorado — I thought this might be a good time to join in the discussion that’s been going on around the blogosphere during the past year […]

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