Dale Rowley has served as the Director of the Waldo County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) in Belfast, Maine for the past 13 years.
SFC Preston Le Roy Schleinkofer, is a retired military veteran of 22 years and a retired federal officer with 27 years.
It is in the public interest to build a culture of preparedness. The federal and state governments haven’t necessarily failed to do this because it’s not really their duty.
The Evolution of programs and policies for civil defense was written by B. Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D., Planning Specialist for Civil Defense Programs Federal Emergency Management Agency 1985. This is the link to that document. It is a short PDF and well worth the time to read and understand how the various presidential administrations either supported […]
The link below takes you to the website of William R Graham, former chairman of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack, also known as the EMP Commission. There are now 12 reports from the Commission that will help inform you of the threats, and also provide […]
Here is my interview with Todd De Voe of Emergency Managers Weekly (EMWeekly). You will have to hit the link to play the podcast. EP 75 No Questions Asked Civil Defense Is the Answer
People need to be engaged in their own safety and security from disasters. The emergency managers in the local jurisdictions are doing a great job with what they are given. They are usually understaffed and don’t have the manpower to effectively prepare their communities. A civil defense organization is an all-volunteer community-based resource multiplier that […]
The term “Black Sky” or “Black Sky Hazard” refers to an event that severely disrupts the normal functioning of our critical infrastructures. This trailer to an upcoming documentary is high-impact and is packed with subject matter experts and people who are concerned about these threats to our nation and our collective safety. Also, this is […]
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the increasingly serious threats from both state actors and non-state actors, there has been a growing call for the resurrection of some form of civil defense structure in the United States. Among those calling for this resurrection was a bi-partisan committee in the U.S. House of […]