Terrorists plowing through pedestrians, active shooters killing innocents, and deadly hurricanes and wildfires have saturated our news.
Lives have been taken, serious injuries sustained, and mental health eroded. Property ruined or damaged. Businesses in shreds. Jobs lost. Lives destroyed.
Whether you’re a business, nonprofit organization or government agency, you can’t stop crazy incidents like these.
But you can prepare for them. You can respond. And you can recover.
How Mayor Giuliani overcame panic
When two jets flew into the World Trade Center the morning of September 11, 2001, many couldn’t grasp the unthinkable had happened.
NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, “I was standing on the street soon after the strikes, looking at the burning twin towers. I panicked for thirty seconds, thinking we don’t have a plan for this!
“Then I realized, of course we have plans,” he said. “We have careful plans which we have exercised. We have plans for closing down the subway system, for evacuating lower Manhattan, for fires and explosions in high rises. Let’s go to work.”
The secret benefit from planning
When you plan for foreseeable circumstances at your location, when you train your people, and when you exercise your plan, you also prepare for crazy.
To learn more, read my interview “You Can’t Stop Crazy” in Emergency Management.
To prepare for your foreseeable emergencies—and crazy—contact me.