County Emergency Management Protocols

  1. Never Assume.
  2. All Disasters are Personal.
  3. All Disasters are Local - and keep the response that way as long as possible.
  4. Expect the Worst; It has already happened - you just haven't discovered it yet.
  5. Bad Things never happen when you expect them.
  6. Never concentrate on a specific disaster; a different one will sneak up and bite you.
  7. A Good Emergency Manager is a little paraniod and a little pessimistic.
  8. Things are never as easy as you think they are going to be.
  9. If you don't like the answer you expect to hear, don't ask the question.
  10. If I knew what I was doing, I probably wouldn't.

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