Message From The President Aug-Sep 2021

Greetings To All: 

    I hope this letter finds you healthy, happy, and hopeful. We’ve had a busy summer and I don’t know about you all, but I’m glad it’s cooling off a bit and we’re back into yet another year of college football. I know that’s probably not received as good news for all, but I’m trusting it is for most – at least in our great state anyway. Let’s all work to develop and demonstrate that same level of excitement in the coming months for our great association as well. 

    Since my last letter, we’ve met in August with the Tuscaloosa Section for an outstanding presentation by Frank Wampol and an Executive Committee meeting to begin our annual planning and program coordination. We certainly have a lot going on as well as to look forward to in the coming months. 

   On the 17th, we’re excited to have Jeff Marksberry coming to speak to us in Birmingham. Please plan to attend in person if your schedule permits. Some of you may know Jeff already, he currently serves the TVTC as Executive Director. Please let me assure you that this will be a must-see presentation. Jeff’s topic will teach us a lot about incident/accident investigation and the preparation for litigation.  I am confident we’ll all leave with at least one new nugget of information.

   For those of you who know me, you know I’m all about our safety “today”. Tomorrow is gone and tomorrow will soon be the today that we need to focus upon.  So TODAY is where we need to place our attention and intentional acts of safety. Please find someone to assist today – sharing is caring. Our safety is our responsibility and linking ourselves with a great network of professionals like the ASSP will help us all become better.

   Have a great day, week, and remaining month. Let’s be safe on purpose and make our efforts at home and work intentionally safe. I look forward to seeing everyone on the 17th. Until then – call, text, or email me if I can ever be of assistance.

   Take care and please stay well. Thanks for reading. – Paul

Emergency Preparedness Month – Sept 1

September is Emergency Preparedness Month!

Tina Arthur of of Hager Companies reminds us of Emergency Preparedness Month. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”  Throughout this month she is sending out information to assist you in preparing for disasters.  There is a lot of information that may seem overwhelming, but it is very important and will assist you in protecting yourself, your family, and your property.  It also includes several forms to help you in the planning process.  This information is meant to be thought provoking to better prepare you and your family.  Read it, think about it, then do it!

Not if, but when: Every U.S. state and territory is at risk of disasters.

Disasters disrupt thousands of lives every year, leaving behind lasting effects on people and property.  After a disaster, many others in our communities need help as well.  Because of this, local first responders and other assistance may not be able to reach you right away.  You and your family can take simple steps now to prepare for emergencies. By doing so, you take back control – even in the uncertainty of disaster.

How to Prepare for Disasters

To prepare yourself and your family for a disaster, you should:

  1. Know Your Risks;
  2. Make a Plan; and
  3. Take Action.

Check out this video on being prepared:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGddWyoWkygTina has been sharing additional information on preparing for disasters and will be during the whole month. If you would like to receive her daily message, send a request to her at tarthur@hagerco.com. Let her know if you are in her section and she can keep you informed of other important information in the future. For all others, this will be a temporary program.
Thanks Tina.

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