Thanks to the September 9 ‘Think Tank‘ in New York on Sept. 9, Safe America started to evaluate what to do in 2022 to help deal with future disasters. Hosted at the FEMA/Region 2 headquaarters in Freedom Tower, Safe America leaders evaluated how to plan future ‘disaster drills’ – similar to what Safe America has done over the past decade with over 4 million people.
“It’s clear that COVID-19 is keeping people worried,” noted CEO Len Pagano. “We’re going to work with other non-profits to make sure we can protect ourselves the best,” he added. “We’re going to do more ‘think tank’ meetings in the coming months – to make sure we are Prepared – not Scared.”
High-level non-profit executives who’ve attended included IAEM CEO Beth Armstrong (in photo on right); National Association of Counties (NACO) CEO Matt Chase and Iris-Sensing CEO Nguvi Kahiha. Topics included:
- assessing the ‘best’ technology to distribute for future disaster recovery
- unveiling a new Safe America app, being distributed for Apple and Android smartphones and
- training executives to become ‘CEOs’ (‘community enhancement officers’)
Safe America also unveiled the WorldSafe Institute and members of our new ‘WorldSafe Alliance.’ NGOs such as IAEM, SBP, MAP International, the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA), Knights of Columbus, ChildSpring International and SFM Charities are invited to become ‘Strategic Think Tank members.‘
Knights of Columbus Senior Vice President Mark McMullen – a member of Safe America’s Executive Committee – expressed his support. And, so did long-time advisors in New York-New Jersey including JMC Founder John Mallen (who has serve on Safe America’s Board of Directors since 2004 – 2012) and Disaster and Disability Consultants CEO Nick Sicora (who has done major emergency management work across the country).
For more plans in 2022, Pagano is planning draft work in January, with discussions with American Red Cross Executive Earl Brown (in photo below).
“Nothing looks easy – but we can push more safety – via social media and other dialogue,” Pagano noted. “We’ll work with high-level executives who are involved in the new ‘WorldSafe Alliance.’ to make sure we reach millions.” To learn more or volunteer, call Safe America at (770)-509-7958.