I came across this article yesterday about US Rep Michael McCaul from Texas (who happens to chair the House Homeland Security committee) penning a book titled “Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland — and How to Thwart Them”. The book, set to be published in January, will apparently outline a variety of … Continue reading A book of worst-case scenarios
Some of you are probably familiar with the concept of the Universal Adversary (UA). From previous Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) doctrine, UA is “a fictionalized adversary created by compiling known terrorist modifications, doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures in live, virtual, and constructive simulations. The UA is based on real realistic threats … … Continue reading The Universal Adversary Mindset
Coronavirus may not be the only thing you have to deal with. What should you prepare for and how?
While there is obviously a great deal of attention placed on preparing for, preventing, and responding to active shooter events, is that where the focus really needs to be? Yes, active shooter incidents are devastating, but they aren’t taking into consideration the full potential of we might be facing. The DHS definition of ‘active shooter’ … Continue reading Thinking Beyond the Active Shooter
Earlier in the year I posted a video (something I need to get back into doing) on the positioning of care facilities within the ICS structure (Operations, not Logistics). I’m currently reviewing some standard operating guidelines created by a county government on the management of such a facility and have made some critical observations…. The … Continue reading Facilities Management and ICS
Planning for a mass fatality incident can be almost as complex as responding to such an incident. Mass fatalities can arise from transportation incidents, pandemics, mud slides, mass shooting, or other sudden incidents. Thankfully mass fatality incidents do not occur often, but due to the impacts and complexity of managing such incidents every jurisdiction should … Continue reading Planning for a Mass Fatality Incident