Are Your Emergency Operations Plans Realistic?
Lucien G. Canton CEM®, CPP, CBCP
February 13, 2013
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Related Web Resources:
Emergency Management Magazine Blog Post "How Realistic is Your Planning?"
White Paper Paper Plans and Fantasy Documents
Canton on Emergency Management Blog
|33 Ratings Submitted|
|10 (30%)||Academia 6 (18%)|
|17 (52%)||Business 5 (15%)|
|5 (15%)||Government 16 (49%)|
|1 (3%)||Volunteers 1 (3%)|
|0 (0%)||Other 5 (15%)|
Navy Medicine West
"Great review and insights!!!"
"It was very helpful and enjoyable as a college student I want to thank you for the opportunity to learn."
Edmonds Community College
"We are using Mr. Canton's textbook at JSU this semester and he is now wonderful to listen to after having read the textbook for school."
"I am from Canada but found the information useful."
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
"Really enjoyed Lucien's perspectives.Really resonated with me and my thinking about the direction my regional EM program is moving."
Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle (VA) Office of Emergency
"Mr. Canton's views and perspectives are refreshing and challenge the conventional wisdom on emergency preparedness and planning. Thank you for pulling together an interesting and informative session."
"Confirmation of the misfocused well intentioned government emergency response planning, crisis management, etc."
Logical Management Systems, Corp.
"Use of polling was good with results displayed for all to see."
"Great information discussed. The polls were eye-opening."
"You were preaching to the choir. The individuals needed to hear this are never attending."
"Very well put together and kudos for being succinct!! The content was excellent and the pace was ideal for busy professionals."
"Thankful that Lucein Canton took the time to discuss the reality of plans and the process. Excellent discussion and I really liked the polling features."
VIPlanning - working with TX school district
"Liked the discussion. Some good points."
Virginia Beach OEM
"The speaker made a number very intelligent and creative points. It will definitely cause me to think in different ways in future emergency management planning. Big thanks!"
"Pretty ho-hum. Nothing new but it is good to go over the basics now and again."
"I felt the forum was very informative and lessened concerns about the present planning process that we have in place. This forum strengthened the direction we are going in with our planning and will be beneficial in addressing any concerns raised about why we use the format we use."
"Good info, enjoyed it. Thanks."
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G. Canton, CEM, CPP CBCP has over 30 years experience in hazard and
risk analysis, loss reduction, and emergency planning. As the
Director of Emergency Services for the City of San Francisco from 1996
to 2004, he was responsible for coordinating the City's emergency
management program and served as a policy advisor on emergency
management and Homeland Security issues to Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Under his direction, the City increased its overall response
capabilities through modernization of the emergency operations center
and the institution of an aggressive exercise program. Mr. Canton was
instrumental in the development of the City's terrorism response
capability and coordinated major response plans for the millennium and
the electrical energy crisis. A strong supporter of volunteerism, he
expanded the role of volunteers under the City's emergency plan by
developing mutual support linkages among various programs and adding key
agencies to the Disaster Council. During his tenure with San Francisco,
Mr. Canton successfully lobbied for the adoption of national standards
for the City’s emergency management program and revised the City’s
Administrative Code to incorporate the Standardized Emergency Management
System. His commitment to professional standards transformed the Office
of Emergency Services into a highly credible organization and a leading
player in regional emergency planning.