Charles Parker, Senior Director of Preparedness, Resiliency, and Emergency Management was recently featuredin the nationally recognized industry publication, Homeland Security Today.

His article talked about National Preparedness Month and the importance of being preparedbefore disasters strike.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“Make a plan, get a kit, be prepared.” You’ve heard it many times before, in multiple ways. I’ve said it myself on multiple occasions. But say it too many times and people become complacent. That complacency is dangerous, because with every storm comes new lessons. Some things I’ve learned through study, some through experience and some by observing challenges faced by others. You plan and prepare to deal with the things you know and can predict, and then you can apply your attention to the things you can’t predict. With all we know and all we don’t know, I’m still surprised to talk to people who were caught off guard, unprepared for what we know that we know.

Read the full article on Homeland Security Today here.