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About the CoEM Guy

The Community Emergency Management Guy is your source and persona for Residential Emergency Preparedness and education.
Having 15 years of experience in EMS, a decade in teaching Emergency Care, and now moving into the field of Emergency Management with the mission to increase and improve Citizen Readiness, Resilience, and Preparedness.

Most Recent Posts from the CoEM Guy

Do you need to be Planning for Disaster

May 4, 20202013 min read

Do you have a plan? Do you know what you’re going to do in the event of an emergency… or a disaster? If you answered no, you’re not alone. Having a plan for the emergency or disaster scenario means having to think about a nightmare that you do not want happening. Do we have control over whether or not that nightmare happens? Sometimes, but not always. What we can do is to take different steps…

#STAYBACK6FEET

April 18, 20204264 min read

It’s been an interesting last 45 days, and the next 30 will be no different, as Cuomo just extended the New York on Pause. Small businesses are feeling it in many ways as well as employees; non-essential workers unable to work, and the essential workforce still working the grind while potentially at risk.  I feel now is a time that we must hold each other accountable to #stayback6feet and/or engage in #iwearmymask, to better isolate…

Let’s get honest about First Aid training.

April 9, 20203742 min read

Shall it be safe to say that most of us have had First Aid and also CPR training at one point or another in our lives? Whether it being for a job, volunteer or civic opportunity, or just because we felt some kind of responsibility; we have all taken First Aid in some fashion, most likely a “Basic First Aid” course that ranged from 2.5 to 4 hours. Let’s be honest, in those classes you…

How is your access to healthcare?

April 8, 20201792 min read

What do you do when you’re sick or get hurt? Go to the Hospital or a Clinic, right? That’s usually how it goes. For the last 50 years at-least, we’ve had easy access to our Doctor, or Emergency Room. In the last several years, we have seen the development, improvement, and utilization of Telemedicine; to include video format. The COVID-19 Pandemic, in the last month, has shut down most, of not all private medical offices,…

It’s April 6, 2022

April 6, 20201893 min read

It’s 12 months after finally seeing the peak of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States, with the pandemic raging on for more than a year. Watching the decline of new cases of the virus, the country began its recovery and return to normalcy; whatever normalcy may now be. We have resumed physical social interaction without widespread fear, we have returned to work, we have returned to school, we have returned to our routine…

Do You Even Plan?

It’s been asked before, and it’ll be asked again, that’s one thing you can be sure of.  “What do I need to do to be prepared for disaster?” Is there somewhere I can find a step-by-step guide to what I…
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Is It Time To Have That Talk…

about your Emergency Preparedness? Is it time to have that talk?When is it time to talk about preparedness, or being ready to react/respond to an emergency, disaster, or crisis?Is it after it happens?Is it next year?Is it next week?Is it…
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Halloween Floods #1

Halloween this year was… OK. I went trick-or-treating dressed up as Mr. Incredible along with my family dressed their part including my 2 kids; all down to the added clear and see-through rain Poncho’s. No, it did not snow on…
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Disaster Preparedness Basics Workshop

Are you prepared for a disaster? How prepared are you? Do you have a kit? Do you have a plan? How and who do you communicate with during a disaster? Who can you count on? Who counts on you?!?!?!  NEEDS…
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Is your First Aid Kit up to the Challenge?

We’ve ALL had to take that trip to the Emergency Room… and seen the bill. YIKES! It better have been an actual emergency, right? Even with all the Urgent Care facilities and services now, sometimes you have to schedule to…
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Winter is here… and so is winter driving

It is winter now… and with it comes the need to be ever more vigilant and attententive while driving. Every year we see report on the news of large pile-ups on our highways during the winter, and there have already…
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Should we be changing our behavior

Let’s agree on something right here; we need to change our behaviors. Our behavior towards Emergency Planning or Preparedness; to get through disasters regardless of its origin. Can’t agree just yet? The United States now finds itself; along with the…
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Let us hear your questions!

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues here in the United States, the more we should be realizing that we need to hunker down and observe the social distancing to try and level the curve. As we settle down into our new…
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It’s April 6, 2022

It’s 12 months after finally seeing the peak of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States, with the pandemic raging on for more than a year. Watching the decline of new cases of the virus, the country began its…
Read Full Post

How is your access to healthcare?

What do you do when you’re sick or get hurt? Go to the Hospital or a Clinic, right? That’s usually how it goes. For the last 50 years at-least, we’ve had easy access to our Doctor, or Emergency Room. In…
Read Full Post

#STAYBACK6FEET

It’s been an interesting last 45 days, and the next 30 will be no different, as Cuomo just extended the New York on Pause. Small businesses are feeling it in many ways as well as employees; non-essential workers unable to…
Read Full Post

Do you need to be Planning for Disaster

Do you have a plan? Do you know what you’re going to do in the event of an emergency… or a disaster? If you answered no, you’re not alone. Having a plan for the emergency or disaster scenario means having…
Read Full Post