links for 2010-06-25
*swoon* Amanda Ripley's got another great post up today on California's Disaster Corps. The Secretary of the Corps calls the volunteers in her force, "the Navy Seals of volunteers." Hard. Core.
Given all of the problems with calling up and deploying volunteers, it's amazing that it's taken this long for specially trained volunteer forces to be identified and prepared. You want surge? I've got your surge right over here, and they've all been vetted by the FBI and have current CPR/First Aid certifications.
This is an embarrassing admission post. I literally carried the printed out version of this document around in my schoolbag for /months/. Highlighted and notes written on it and everything. And was never motivated to write it up. To wit, I'm posting it here. Enjoy it hopefully more than I did.