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Hurricane Response: Developing Plan in Advance is Crucial

“After every major storm of the past, I guess going back to Hurricane Andrew, we have made it a point sometime in the six to eight months after the storm to pay a visit to the impacted area, talk to law enforcement, talk to the emergency management directors, and get their honest lessons learned,” says Col. Neil Baxley.

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POLICE to Hold Panel Discussion Webinar on Natural Disaster Response

The webinar will cover a wide variety of disaster response topics, including having a plan in place in advance of any natural disaster, keeping both public and first responders safe during and after, command and control, search and rescue, evacuations, preventing looting and crime, and managing return following an evacuation.

NY Police Department Evacuated Over Suspicious Package

“From a public safety perspective, we always assume it's a danger first. Let the public know, keep everybody safe, until we learn otherwise," says Spring Valley Police Chief Richard Olecszczuk.

Cops Provided a Way to Learn Proper Wildfire Response

The Ready, Set, Go! materials point out the critical role law enforcement plays when an evacuation from a wildfire is needed. Information is provided both in a detailed, yet concise, video as well as a flyer, which IAFC suggests can be kept in patrol cars.

Body Camera Footage Shows Colorado Deputies Evacuating People During Wildfires

You can hear deputies running through the Costco store, yelling to customers to evacuate the store immediately because of the encroaching flames nearing the back of the store.

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