Politics of Disaster Preparedness - Palo Alto CA
This commentary was developed for Palo Alto CA,
but many of the observations are relevant to other locales.
- Barron Park Emergency Preparedness:
A personal perspective on a bit of history and a bit of philosophy
by Douglas Moran.
Originally published in the Fall 2011 issue of the
Barron Park Association Newsletter, pp. 7-11.
PDF of hardcopy in 3-column format.
- Office of Emergency Services (OES) reorganization: 2011-04-10
- Comments on appropriate focus
for the Disaster/Emergency Preparedness Committee of
Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN).
Delivered on 2006 June 22.
Picking realistic targets.
- A different approach/perspective:
My assessment is that efforts to achieve
Every household must be prepared to survive on their own
for 72 hours.
has gone long past the point of diminishing returns.
At the same time, preparation for community response
(block, neighborhood, city) have been largely ignored.
Problems with current approaches:
The biggest impediment to implementing a solution
can be the people most committed to finding one:
They want to do too much and wind up doing nothing.
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