Previous Lessons Aid Galveston’s Response to Hurricane Ike

  Posted on 7th October 2010 by Loralee Hyde in UFBA News

Below is a the summary of the article written by Mike Wisko of the Galveston Fire Department that appeared in Fire Engineering Magazine.  To read the full article, request a copy from infoc@fire.org.nz or log onto the Fire Service Network and follow this link:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb/?did=1663769791&sid=1&Fmt=6&clientId=75964&RQT=309&VName=PQD.

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike hit the Gulf of Mexico.  This article provides an account of the emergency management efforts around the disaster from the perspective of the Galveston Fire Department in Texas - a brigade whose patch was very hard hit by the hurricane. 

The author, a 20-year veteran of the Galveston Fire Department, identifies the following lessons learned and reinforced that should be applied to other disaster situations:

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