Harry

  • Harry replied to the topic Good morning in the forum Introduce Yourself 6 days, 17 hours ago

    I’ve been to several disasters and I can tell you definitively that the NGO’s provided more support than FEMA. In Moore, OK non-profit groups and non-affiliated volunteers provided food, shelter and demolition quicker than FEMA. FEMA did get shelters up an running but not before church organizations did. My son and his fiance volunteered at…[Read more]

  • Harry replied to the topic Good morning in the forum Introduce Yourself 1 week ago

    I agree with you completely. DSCA trains that FEMA is just about useless in any long term national event. In fact, DCSA trains for regional level where FEMA is overwhelmed. My philosophy is pretty simple, have your own resources and skills. A person has to know which way the wind is blowing… prepare and be ready to execute the plan.

  • Harry became a registered member 1 week ago

  • Harry started the topic Good morning in the forum Introduce Yourself 1 week ago

    I’ve been a lurker here for a longtime and finally ready to share my knowledge with everyone. I’ve been in international work for 30 plus years, I’ve been an advisor to U.S. Army NORTHCOM (Defense Support of Civilian Authority-DSCA), I’ve worked with FEMA and other agencies too. Over the years, I’ve learned what governments can and can’t do.…[Read more]

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