As a student of international affairs, I have studied global atrocities on a daily basis for years, reading books, writing essays, and attending class lectures about poverty, disease, environmental degradation, war, and the human suffering that emerges from these circumstances. But when I heard Jimmie Briggs speak at the American Cross, I saw these realities in a whole different light. I felt them.
Fires are absolutely devastating – and all I can do is hope that you’ll want to take a few steps to be prepared so that if the unthinkable happens, you’ll be ready to face it.
It takes years for a city to prepare to host the Olympic Games. After careful evaluation of existing facilities and services, old venues are upgraded, new venues are built, transportation services are expanded, hotels and restaurants are spruced up, and entire cities are given a good “spring cleaning”. All of this is important to the success of the Games, but equally important are the preparedness and response plans designed to keep athletes and spectators safe.
Don’t you love those time-travel movies where the characters go back to re-do something for the better?