Monthly Archives: November 2015

Security?

“Carelessness and overconfidence are usually more dangerous than deliberately accepted risks.”
– Orville Wright

 

Since the Paris attacks American news sources have been parroting the same tired mantra that there is no “credible” terror threat against the US. A more laughable notion is hard imagine. Border security in this nation is nonexistent due to politically correct policies […]

By |November 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

French Attack: Medical Lessons

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

Recent terrorist attacks in France resulted in 129 dead and 352 wounded. As of today it’s being reported that 45 of the victims are still in intensive care.

Emergency management personnel across the US are routinely brainstorming scenarios in an attempt to prep […]

By |November 20th, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Medical|0 Comments

Paris Gun Battle Lessons

“It is not a question of containing but of destroying this organization. Without a respite, without a truce.” – French President Francois Hollande

The French State Prosecutor just confirmed that over 5000 rounds were fired between the police and the terrorists during this mornings SEVEN HOUR gun battle in France.

5000-rounds.

To our LE friends, let that sink […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty, police|0 Comments

When You Least Expect It, You’re Elected!

“Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster” – Jim Wallis

 

Last night a young man put his car into the ditch in front of me striking a phone pole head on. His airbag saved him.

Being that we were in a rural area, it took 10 minutes for EMS to arrive, leaving ME […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Medical, police, Training|0 Comments

France

History is a vast early warning system. – Norman Cousins

 

Once again the world is faced with a coordinated act of terrorism resulting in triple digit deaths.

For those of us paying attention the lessons are the same obvious points we’ve been pontificating about for years.

1 – There is a war on. And whether one wants to […]

By |November 14th, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

The Camera As A Witness – Part III

“Whether the knife falls on the melon or the melon on the knife, the melon suffers” – African Proverb

 

On July 6, 2015, Haverhill, New Hampshire police officers Ryan Jarvis and Greg Collins responded to a traffic accident on Route 302 near Bath. Dispatch informed them that the scene could not be secured as there was […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Ask Fortress, In the News, Instructor Notes, police, Training|0 Comments