Apprio Executive Vice President of Homeland Security, Mike Pena, Details “To Be Prepared Is to Be Safe: How Having a Personal Safety Plan Can Keep You Alive” in Government Security News
July 12, 2016 – In the wake of threats that are unfortunately becoming common around the world, Apprio Executive Vice President of Homeland Security, Mike Pena, leverages his vast experience in emergency preparedness and homeland security to provide insights on keeping safe in an emergency.
Pena’s 35-year career in first response, emergency preparedness, homeland security and facility protection includes first responder experience with the New York City Fire Department’s Special Operations Command and FEMA, as well as homeland security and critical infrastructure protection experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory. Pena shares his expertise as a guest writer for Government Security News.
In the article titled “To Be Prepared Is to Be Safe: How Having a Personal Safety Plan Can Keep You Alive,” Pena discusses how planning and preparing for “what if” scenarios help in real-world crisis situations. Survivability increases for those who are prepared and have a plan of action, he says. This includes simple steps that individuals can take now to ensure they are prepared and ready for situations they may confront. “Plan. Prepare. Act. 10 Ways You Can Improve Your Readiness” can be downloaded as a primer here.
“Preparation and planning can make the difference between becoming a victim or emerging as a survivor,” Pena says. “The simple steps you can take now can help to ensure that you are sufficiently prepared and able to respond to emergencies in a way that will maximize survivability and reduce the chance a bad situation will get worse.”
The Government Security News’ article serves as a primer, as well as a call to action, to bolster an agency’s security stance by suggesting ways an organization can equip its staff, their families and friends with advance preparation techniques to help everyone stay as safe as possible. The full article can be seen at here, pages 20-23.