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Former FEMA Director Forms Disaster Preparedness Firm

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  1. Cross-X

    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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    Former FEMA Director Establishes Disaster Preparedness Consulting Firm
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,176669,00.html

    DENVER — Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, heavily criticized for his agency's slow response to Hurricane Katrina, is starting a disaster preparedness consulting firm to help clients avoid the sort of errors that cost him his job.

    "If I can help people focus on preparedness, how to be better prepared in their homes and better prepared in their businesses — because that goes straight to the bottom line — then I hope I can help the country in some way," Brown told the Rocky Mountain News for its Thursday editions.

    Brown said officials need to "take inventory" of what's going on in a disaster to be able to answer questions to avoid appearing unaware of how serious a situation is.

    In the aftermath of the hurricane, critics complained about Brown's lack of formal emergency management experience and e-mails that later surfaced showed him as out of touch with the extent of the devastation.

    The lawyer admits that while he was head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency mistakes were made in the response to Katrina. He also said he had been planning to quit before the hurricane hit.

    "Hurricane Katrina showed how bad disasters can be, and there's an incredible need for individuals and businesses to understand how important preparedness is," he said.

    Brown said companies already have expressed interested in his consulting business, Michael D. Brown LLC. He plans to run it from the Boulder area, where he lived before joining the Bush administration in 2001.

    "I'm doing a lot of good work with some great clients," Brown said. "My wife, children and my grandchild still love me. My parents are still proud of me."


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  2. SnakeEye

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    This is tantamount to michael jackson openig a day care facility...
     
  3. Cross-X

    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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    This would make a great April Fool's story if it weren't so real!

    The irony, oh, the irony!
     
  4. dwarven1

    dwarven1 Appleseed Instructor Dealer NES Member

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    So naturally he goes into the field where he made the mistakes... the field that he was going to get out of.

    I don't understand!!!
    [shock]
     
  5. SiameseRat

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    Hey wouldn't it be cool if he moved to France?
     
  6. Len-2A Training

    Len-2A Training Instructor Instructor NES Life Member NES Member

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    Maybe he can get a contract to advise OBL to rid the world of us infidels!

    With Michael Brown's expertise in OBL's corner, we'd be able to finish off OBL and his org within a month at most! [roll]

    I guess Brown is writing the sequel to "The Peter Principle"!
    [roll]
     
  7. MrsWildweasel

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    Just gives you a nice warm fuzzy feeling doesn't it? [roll] [roll]
     

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