America has been very lucky over the past ten years, but is not much safer nor more secure. However, there is one American who has devised plans and programs even before September 11, 2001 to head off such events. Those plans and programs are based on his own experiences, in the United States and Israel, as outlined in the book "Turning the Tides" by Eugene F. Elander of Georgia and Sweden. Two of Dr. Elander’s specific proposals, the SCOPE (Safer Communities through Organized Preventive Effort) and Centurion programs, are presented in this semi-autobiographical book and fully detailed in its appendices. SCOPE allows each and every community to devise its own program to minimize, mitigate, and indeed prevent both natural and societal disasters, including terrorism. Centurion provides a solid design for the establishment of a home guard similar to that in Israel and many other nations, with qualified volunteers helping to keep us secure.
Signalman Publishing has released "Turning the Tides" in the popular Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble nook formats. It is also available as a pdf ebook directly from the publisher. The ancient Romans asked: Who will watch the watchers? After reading "Turning the Tides", the reader will join in the first step towards watching how well—or poorly—our own Homeland Security watchers are doing.
About the Author
Dr. Elander is a former Emergency Management Coordinator in Vermont, a retired Disaster Assistance Employee for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and former Hazard Mitigation Consultant to the New Hampshire Office of Emergency Management. He prepared parts of the Vermont and Bennington County emergency management plans as well as hazard mitigation documents in New Hampshire. As developer of the highly regarded SCOPE and Centurion programs, Dr. Elander is well-qualified to give "Turning the Tides" readers a safety and security analysis based on a simple and brief questionnaire. Dr. Elander is also available for interviews.
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