Is it an Issue or a Crisis? by PreparedEx | Jul 3, 2019 In this first episode of the Whiteboard Wednesday video series, Rob Burton discusses the characteristics of an issue vs. a crisis. https://www.preparedex.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Is-it-a-Crisis_.mp4 Related posts: Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle Overview 3 Steps to Creating an Effective Crisis Management Briefing Cycle Horizon Scanning – An Important Crisis Management Tool VIDEO: Catching Up With Rob Burton – California Earthquakes and PreparedEx 1 Comment Ross Litman (retired EMC) on July 6, 2019 at 7:10 pm Interesting. Loss of electricity for 16 hours and a broken water main involving over 500 residential homes can become a crisis easily. We had increased crime and many of us had to arm ourselves to fend off would-be petty thieves because there were hardly any police squad cars in the area the entire time. There was no way to contact fire department. Apparently cellular phones were inoperative at the time. Amateur radio was useless in this area as well. I could go on and on. Fortunately, no conflagrations occurred and I do not know why not but I am glad for it. A little help with a police or fire vehicle using driving down the main cross street could have told us something that was going on. An extra addition to a patrol route would also have been nice. But no. No one really cares. So, if you have no electricity, our local history says you are on your own and good luck. Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.