Preparedness

Linda Mack moderated a panel for the Opal Group's Family Office Planning and Structured Forum held virtually on July 1, 2020

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 6:00am

CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Linda Mack, President, and Founder of Mack International was invited to moderate a panel for the Opal Group's Family Office Planning and Structured Forum held virtually on July 1, 2020.

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  • CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Linda Mack, President, and Founder of Mack International was invited to moderate a panel for the Opal Group's Family Office Planning and Structured Forum held virtually on July 1, 2020.
  • The session opened with a discussion on the level of preparedness family offices felt when faced with circumstances surrounding the pandemic.
  • "The panel reported many family offices found it challenging to respond to the unanticipated need to work remotely," said Linda.
  • There were, however, examples of some family offices who had experienced unforeseen circumstances like 9/11 in New York City.

Harmany Network on ALTAGOOD Best Option for Mass Evacuations

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 3:15pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmany, Inc.the creator of ALTAGOOD, a homeshare social network and disaster preparedness community, announced that homeshare is still the best option for safe evacuations during a pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmany, Inc.the creator of ALTAGOOD, a homeshare social network and disaster preparedness community, announced that homeshare is still the best option for safe evacuations during a pandemic.
  • "Harmany was created to be the best tool available for safe and orderly evacuations," said Gerard Hilinski, Harmany's ChiefMedical Advisor.
  • ALTAGOOD is a mobile optimized web application and social network offering users the ability to seek or provide shelter during emergency situations.
  • Founded in 2018, Harmany, Inc. is a Charlotte, NC based startup and provider of Harmany App and ALTAGOOD .

Tidal Basin Group Welcomes Former FEMA Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience Carlos J. Castillo as New Chief Development Officer

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 7:00pm

Tidal Basin Group , a Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation (RPHC) company and leading emergency management and disaster recovery firm, has hired Carlos J. Castillo, a nationally recognized leader in the field of emergency management, as its new Chief Development Officer (CDO).

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  • Tidal Basin Group , a Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation (RPHC) company and leading emergency management and disaster recovery firm, has hired Carlos J. Castillo, a nationally recognized leader in the field of emergency management, as its new Chief Development Officer (CDO).
  • In this role, Castillo will be overseeing the growth functions of the company including Federal programs and operations in the Caribbean.
  • I look forward to welcoming Carlos in early August as he begins his new role with Tidal Basin, said Craig.
  • Our integrated disaster management solutions and expertise help our clients and partners achieve their disaster preparedness and recovery goals more effectively.

New Study Analyzes the Psychological Impact of Discussion-Based Active Assailant Response Training on Students

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

Contrary to the belief of many, the study found that for students in 4th-12th grade, active assailant training provided more feelings of safety than fear, worry, or concern.

Key Points: 
  • Contrary to the belief of many, the study found that for students in 4th-12th grade, active assailant training provided more feelings of safety than fear, worry, or concern.
  • The study, published in the journal Victims & Offenders, contextualizes the psychological impact of discussion-based active assailant training in terms of other crisis/emergency preparedness techniques, such as fire drills, tornado drills, and Stranger Danger discussions.
  • The study specifically evaluated ALICE , a popular options-based curriculum, to determine the psychological impact of ALICE training discussions amongst a cohort of 4th through 12th grade students.
  • To understand the psychological reactions to active assailant response training protocols in relation to other crisis/emergency preparedness practices, questions about fire drills, tornado drills, and discussions of Stranger Danger were included in the surveys.

Leading Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery Firm and Employees Donate More Than $37,000 to Charities for COVID-19 Relief

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 8:07pm

COVID-19 has left many in need and our employees have once again risen to the challenge and personally donated to charities of their choice providing an opportunity for the company to match their donations.

Key Points: 
  • COVID-19 has left many in need and our employees have once again risen to the challenge and personally donated to charities of their choice providing an opportunity for the company to match their donations.
  • Stephanie Murphy, Tidal Basins AVP of Preparedness, Resiliency and Emergency Management, chose to donate to a local food bank in her community.
  • Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation (RPHC) is the parent company of the nations leading disaster preparedness and recovery firms, Adjusters International and Tidal Basin.
  • The RPHC family of companies provides public insurance adjusting, emergency management and disaster recovery consulting services to government, private sector and not-for-profit clients.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Stanley Black & Decker Donate to Healthcare Ready, Expanding Nonprofit’s Capacity to Strengthen and Prepare US Healthcare Supply Chain during COVID-19

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 1:20pm

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Healthcare Ready has supported US supply chain readiness and preparedness efforts leveraging its meaningful partnerships, sharing critical information, and providing solutions to thousands of requests for information and assistance from communities.

Key Points: 
  • Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Healthcare Ready has supported US supply chain readiness and preparedness efforts leveraging its meaningful partnerships, sharing critical information, and providing solutions to thousands of requests for information and assistance from communities.
  • Were proud to support the important work of Healthcare Ready to strengthen our nations response to COVID-19 and ensure patients have access to the medicines they need, said Greg Polk, Vice President of Global Citizenship, Stanley Black & Decker.
  • Healthcare Ready is a preparedness and response nonprofit organization that helps to strengthen healthcare supply chains through collaboration with public health and private sectors by addressing pressing issues before, during, and after disasters.
  • As a convener of industry and government, the organization safeguards patient health by providing solutions to critical problems and best practices for healthcare preparedness and response.

READY… SET… RECOVER

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 1:30pm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Florida Community Association Law Firm of Katzman Chandler released its annual Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Guide for Community Associations entitled, "READY SET RECOVER" which is immediately available for download on the Katzman Chandler website ( www.KatzmanChandler.com ).

Key Points: 
  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Florida Community Association Law Firm of Katzman Chandler released its annual Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Guide for Community Associations entitled, "READY SET RECOVER" which is immediately available for download on the Katzman Chandler website ( www.KatzmanChandler.com ).
  • While a hurricane by itself is a formidable adversary, the COVID-19 pandemic adds a new challenge making early and complete preparation more important than ever.
  • "READY SET RECOVER, specifically assists Community Associations and their Management professionals to identify areas of concern, and properly prepare before a disaster strikes," saidMary Ann Chandler, Esq., Managing Partner, Katzman Chandler.
  • Information about the Law Firm can be requested through their website which can be found at www.KatzmanChandler.com .

Listos California Reaches 11 Million with Life-Saving COVID-19 Information, Fostering a Culture of Disaster Readiness

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

"California is stepping up to provide critical life-saving information to communities across the state and through Listos California alone we've contacted a quarter of our population," said Governor Newsom.

Key Points: 
  • "California is stepping up to provide critical life-saving information to communities across the state and through Listos California alone we've contacted a quarter of our population," said Governor Newsom.
  • "Wildfires and earthquakes are part of our reality but the added threat of COVID-19 makes preparedness even more important.
  • People who are "Listos California trained" are offered a digital badge, called merits, to recognize their disaster preparedness achievement.
  • With a focus to boost community resiliency through disaster preparedness, Listos California advances levels of equity and authentic community engagement by putting people at the center of this work.

Press release - COVID-19: Both WHO and Europe must learn from the current pandemic, say MEPs

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:08am

He added that all countries in the world must strengthen primary health care and crisis preparedness and stressed the need for EU leadership globally.

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  • He added that all countries in the world must strengthen primary health care and crisis preparedness and stressed the need for EU leadership globally.
  • He said scientists predict we may have a vaccine within one year or even a few months earlier.
  • Global cooperation and the WHO

    Several MEPs underlined the importance of the WHO but also said it has made mistakes in its response to the pandemic.

  • The Director-General admitted everyone makes mistakes and informed MEPs that an independent panel will evaluate the WHO response to the pandemic to learn from any mistakes made.

PruittHealth Continues its Transparency Efforts by Releasing Additional COVID-19 Reporting Data

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 7:27pm

PruittHealth continues to uphold its commitment to transparency during this pandemic by providing this comprehensive data.

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  • PruittHealth continues to uphold its commitment to transparency during this pandemic by providing this comprehensive data.
  • The new reporting data, based on CDC guidelines, will be updated daily on the organization's Emergency Preparedness webpage.
  • Hovering the cursor over a county reveals PruittHealth location-specific data, including the number of admitted positive, negative, pending, current positive, recovered, and deceased.
  • This data, in combination with other sources, is being used to improve public health decisions, as PruittHealth continues to work alongside public health officials.