Steve Davis is President of All Hands Consulting, an emergency management firm focused on Comprehensive Emergency Management, Business Continuity, Homeland Security, and Disaster Recovery -- activities that share a common mission: they are all aimed at reducing the impact of disasters on our lives and our operations.
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A new weather term entered the lexicon this week when the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued its first-ever Potential Tropical Cyclone (PTC) advisory Sunday afternoon, highlighting the threat of a strong tropical wave in the central Atlantic that is likely to affect the Windward Islands as a tropical storm. Another system in the northwest Caribbean remains on track to move into the Gulf of Mexico, where it could affect areas from Texas to Florida as a tropical storm later this week.
The new Potential Tropical Cyclone advisories will provide more detailed guidance on systems that are not yet at depression strength but that have a chance of intensifying and bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions to land areas within 48 hours. In their announcement of this and other service changes for 2017, NHC said: “Under previous longstanding NWS policy, it has not been permitted to issue a hurricane or tropical storm watch or warning until after a tropical cyclone had formed. Advances…
I wanted to make everyone aware of a free resource (with no commercial agenda) that is now available to the Search and Rescue (SAR) community. This is a project that was developed by members of the SAR community who simply have the
desire to make SAR personnel more effective searchers. The web site is supported through an endowment. International Search and Rescue (ISAR) Alliance Training
Library The Frank Parker Training Library
is made up of a set of structured instructional modules designed to be used by
Training Officers to help them to train personnel in “how to search”. These modules have been crafted by Dave Perkins and Pete
Roberts, the fathers’ of “critical separation” and other innovative search
field skills. All the documents in this training library are free. Visit the ISAR Alliance web site at ISARAlliance.com and click on “Training Library”: The aim of these training modules are to achieve certain
“how to search” proficiencies. These
proficiencies include: Understanding of …