Black Swan Theory

Black Swan Theory

During a recent project at work, I learned about The Black Swan Theory.  Basically, it’s the idea (and this is my generic summation) that a major event is so obvious in hindsight, it should have been expected.  A Black Swan is defined as a cumulation of these...

Register Your VOIP and Cell for Reverse 911

Does anyone even have a landline anymore? Most everyone I know uses cell phones for everything. After three years, I barely went back to a “real” landline.  In the event of an emergency, city/government officials activate the Reverse 911 system which,...

Emergency Communication

Emergency Communication How would you communicate with your city during a disaster? Is your community CERT team on Facebook? Any City Officals on Twitter? Follow your community and leaders on facebook and twitter.  IF THEY’RE NOT ON THERE – TELL THEM...

When Search and Rescue Calls

When the Search and Rescue call comes at 1:30 AM, for a fleeting second, I wish we were chess players with no outdoor skills or resources. But we’re not, and so, in the selfless act of service, my husband crawled out of his warm bed, tossed his snowmobile gear...