Tribute to the Arizona Firefighters





Below is a list of links to stories about the AZ fire fighters who lost their lives.

“With no way out, the Prescott-based crew did what they were trained to do: They unfurled their foil-lined, heat-resistant tarps and rushed to cover themselves. But that last, desperate line of defense couldn’t save them.”

“The deaths of the Granite Mountain Hotshots marked the nation’s biggest loss of firefighters in a wildfire in 80 years. Only one member of the 20-person crew survived, and that was because he was moving the unit’s truck at the time.”  Huffington Post


It’s a Disaster blog did an outside job on article, photos and video on the fallen heros.


Breitbart website has a video  on it of a very personal nature.  The video has personal facts about fire fighters.


Fire did a great write up of biographies on the firefighters.  It is hard to believe how young most of them were.

If you haven’t already, please take a minute a send a prayer to the families. 



Go Stay Kit



Today we finish the 8 part series to the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and possible personal solutions.  I had the pleasure of interviewing Steve Wood from Go Stay Kit.  A great product to help every family on their way to completing their emergency plan. 

Different ways to connect with Go Stay Kit




If you have an idea or know someone that could help promote this product PLEASE contact Steve.  This is an American product made here in Oregon. I would love to see it succeeded, wouldn’t you?

Additional Information

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Buy one for your family or friends.  

Disaster Song by Mc Frontalot

Cascadia Earthquake Part 3: Coastal Communities and Critical Buildings


tsunamijpg-0168170d5074aa36_largeRunning time:  55 min.

Below you can find Part 1 and 2.

The page numbers are the electric (vs. print out) number and not the true page numbers.



Today we focus on the Coastal Communities and Critical buildings.  Such as schools, government buildings and hospitals.

Picture of Seaside pg72

Click here for the link to the Oregon Resilience Plan. These podcast are based off that report.

Coastal Communities

“The vulnerability of coastal communities to tsunami hazards varies, with the most concentrated

exposure being on the northern Oregon coast (as indicated in Figure 3.3). Within the tsunami inundation zone, practically all of the 22,000 permanent residents — along with an equal or greater number of second home owners — who survive the tsunami will be instantly displaced (Wood, 2007).

The visitor population presents a great challenge, because visitors tend to congregate in the tsunami inundation zone and have the least knowledge of where and how to evacuate. Moreover, those that survive will put extreme pressure on local relief efforts, which must provide for their initial welfare.” pg73

Graph of Land in Danger Zone Pg 75 Continue reading

End of the World!


I wanted to embrace the whole, “December 21st, end of the world.”  The best way I thought of was to post my favorite disaster songs.  Advance apologies, if the end of the world does come :) 



MC Frontalot:    Disaster

Act II. Molten lava is chasing them around.

Big blue bolts of lightning spring up from underground.

But our hero and his team have some hope for a cure:

“If we can just get this crew into the center of the earth,

We can install a nuclear device then detonate it.

My findings indicate that this will stave off devastation.”

Click here for the Lyrics   

click here for the video         

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Portland Preparedness Center seeking donations for Sandy Relief Efforts


The below information comes directly from Portland Preparedness Center:

We have family on the east coast, and I think just about everyone in America is connected to someone who is directly affected by this disaster. Many small towns and communities have been devastated. There are millions affected who are not being talked about on the news and though we cannot help everyone we sure can try. Continue reading