Thanks to our next 2022 ‘Think Tank‘ in New York on Sept. 1, Safe America plans to evaluate what to do to help deal with future disasters. Together with FEMA/Region 2 in Freedom Tower, Safe America leaders will consider how to plan future ‘disaster drills’ – ‘Leaping Forward’ in 2024 a global drill day. (FYI, Safe America has done over the past decade drills with over 4 million people.) “COVID-19 keeps people worried,” noted CEO Len Pagano. “But we’re going to work with other non-profits to make sure we can protect people 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.”
Last year, IAEM CEO Beth Armstrong (in photo on right) and National Association of Counties (NACO) CEO Matt Chase joined Iris-Sensing CEO Nguvi Kahiha and discussed: 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 incorporated the WorldSafe Institute and invited non-profits to join a ‘WorldSafe Alliance.’ FODAC (Friends of Disabled Adults and Children) plus SBP, MAP International, the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA), Knights of Columbus, ChildSpring International and SFM Charities have discsussed how to be ‘Strategic Think Tank members.‘
Knights of Columbus Senior Vice President Mark McMullen – a member of Safe America’s Executive Committee – has expressed his support. And, so did long-time advisors Jody Oshita-Bajor from NBC Universal in New York
plus 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). 2022 plans will involve American Red Cross Executive Earl Brown (in photo below) this spring and will discuss with NBC on how to re-launch ‘Safe America Month.’ WMAQ-TV Executive Jody Bajor is discussing how to build a ‘model program’ to involve millions during September. “Nothing’s easy; but we’ll work to make safety better – via social media and education,” Pagano said. “With high-level executives, we’ll use the ‘WorldSafe Alliance’ to reach millions on social media.” To volunteer and learn more, call (770)-509-7958.