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Preparedness Lessons Learned From on Scene Search and Rescue Experiences With Mr. Hoover we'll discuss practical lessons he's learned from over 20 years of experience responding to disasters. He's seen the many ways that people respond to disasters: 1) Households that are well prepared and don't need any assistance, 2) “Shell-shocked” individuals dazed and unable to help themselves, and 3) Entitlement minded expecting immediate restoration of their every need and lifestyle. Drawing from his on-the-scene experience, John helps others understand the importance of being prepared in all aspects of life. He also believes it's important to take practical steps in home security to discourage would be intruders from making the attempt as well as making your home more defendable should the need arise. Brought to you by Safe Harbor Alliance
Profile: John has been involved in voluntary search and rescue work for years. He's been in the field to respond to hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike. He has also been called out for several major floods. He is trained in advanced first aid, has a background in risk mitigation plus wilderness survival. John is a strong proponent in the need for personal and family preparedness rather than just hoping that some agency will take care of you during an emergency. He also believes that home security is an important aspect of family preparedness. He worked in the North Sea as a commercial construction and inspection diver. More recently he's worked in law enforcement investigating white-collar crime, computer crime, identity theft and counter terrorism.
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