Lessons from the Florida hurricanes

Submitted by:
Scott Buhrmaster, PoliceOne Managing Editor & In the Line of Duty


09/08/2005

The video footage and duty sheet/lesson plan are from the "In the Line of Duty" video Volume 9 Program 8 - "Facing Disaster Part 1"

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Lessons from the Florida hurricanes

The brutal 2004 hurricane season yielded helpful tips in planning for and recovering from a natural disaster. Video training producers In the Line of Duty traveled to Charlotte Co., Florida to speak with officers and officials from the Charlotte Co. SO about the lessons they learned from the multiple storms they weathered.

In addition to the intro to the program "Facing Disaster: Part 1," a helpful In the Line of Duty training guide is provided here for you to download. In it you will find disaster tips and preparation strategies along with questions to test your level of disaster readiness. You will also find insights into handling the stress of working the aftermath.


Scott Buhrmaster is a longtime contributor to PoliceOne.com, as well as former Publisher of Police Marksman magazine. He has also served as Contributing Editor for Law Officer magazine. Scott has been a member of the law enforcement training community since 1989, when he began work as Director of Research with Calibre Press, Inc., producers of The Street Survival Seminar.

Throughout his tenure at Calibre, Buhrmaster was involved with virtually every aspect of the company’s officer survival training efforts, from the planning, creation and marketing of the organization’s award-winning textbooks and videos to developing and securing training content for the Seminar. In 1995, he was named Director of the Calibre Press Street Survival Newsline®, an Internet-based officer survival training service he helped found. In less than five years, Newsline readership grew from 25 officers to more than 250,000 in 26 countries, making it one of the most popular training vehicles in law enforcement history. His efforts now focus on providing training and information to the nearly 400,000 officers worldwide who visit PoliceOne.com every month.

Prior to joining PoliceOne, Buhrmaster, who also serves on the National Advisory Board of the Force Science Research Center and stands as an active member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, was President of The Buhrmaster Consulting Group, an international consulting practice for the law enforcement training sector and the publishing industry.

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