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Missing In Action

It seems to me…. “It is known that wildfires behave unpredictably – this is fundamental – but it is my experience that humans in the presence of wildfire are also likely to behave in aberrant and unpredictable ways.”  ~ Michael … Continue reading

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2016 – The Year That Was

It seems to me…. “For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now.” ~ George H. W. Bush[1]. 2016 was comprised of many little things: while some events over the past year … Continue reading

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Road Trip 2016

It seems to me…. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber[1]. While travel might be “broadening”, whatever that means, it certainly is NOT inexpensive. My wife, Barb, & I recently returned home following … Continue reading

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DR708-16 Mad River/Hayfork 8/15

It seems to me…. “Even when a person has all of life’s comforts – good food, good shelter, a companion – he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.” ~ Dalai Lama. To those of you … Continue reading

Posted in CA, Disaster, Evacuation, Fire, Forest, Global Warming, Hayfork, Kathy Noel, Lucy DelMaris, Red Cross, Response, Robin Brinson, Rose Marie Laraby, Shelter, Volunteer, Wildland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

DR462-12: A Volunteer’s Perspective

Several people have asked what it is like being deployed by the Red Cross to assist in a disaster area.  Everyone’s experience on a DR (Disaster Response) will be different – some people might be assigned to shelter management, others … Continue reading

Posted in Austin, Carlson Wagonlite, Disaster, DSHR, DST, ECRV, ERV, Florida, Gainesville, Lake City, Pelican, Red Cross, Response, Support, Tampa, Technology, VSAT, WAP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

A Personal Contribution

It seems to me… “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” ~ Muhammad Ali. April traditionally is a busy month for my wife and me.  Along with normal activities like re-emerging from the … Continue reading

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Helping Hands

It seems to me… “Each of us as human beings has a responsibility to reach out to help our brothers and sisters affected by disasters.  One day it may be us or our loved ones needing someone to reach out … Continue reading

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