By ADAM MONTELLA, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal Flashback, October 22, 2008.
This 2008 article serves as reminder to stay vigilant with continued preparedness and not forget the ongoing recovery efforts from many areas recently affected by disasters.
Narrated by Bonnie Weidler.
Adam Montella is vice president of homeland security and preparedness services for Previstar Inc. and a nationally known emergency-management and homeland-security professional with more than 23 years direct experience in both government and the private sector. He served as the first general manager of emergency management for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the period following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks and has served in many other emergency-management positions at all levels of government. A former member of the House Operations Recovery Team of the U.S. House of Representatives and of numerous local, state, national, and international emergency management associations, he also is a well known public speaker in his chosen field and a former recipient of Harvard University’s prestigious Innovations in American Government Award.