Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Katrina - A Journey of Hope" (Free e-Book Download)

"Don’t rely solely on the government for help; take a leadership role in your family and prepare now." ~ Anthony Veltri


The images of the 2005 hurricane season will forever be etched in my mind. I sat spellbound watching national news feeds as Hurricane Katrina hit the deep south. My heart ached for those caught in its path. As the disaster unfolded, I witnessed a call to wildland firefighters to assist in response efforts. Little was said in the news about the wildland fire service's assistance in the effort, but those involved know the frustrations and success stories that were experienced during that response. We thank all those who participated in the response. Your courage to leadership during the crisis was not appreciated enough.

Katrina - A Journey of Hope (FREE KINDLE DOWNLOAD)

As a promotion to his new book, author Anthony Veltri, a former chief at the department of Homeland Security, will allow readers to download his book "Katrina - A Journey of Hope" on Kindle free of charge for 48 hours--August 3rd and 4th (updated from original publication).

"The book features large, high-quality photos to help tell the story and show the immense impact and destruction caused by the hurricane. Those interested in volunteering or having a career as an emergency responder will gain insight into what it’s like to go into a disaster area. Veltri says training and “developing a mindset” that can deal with disaster-type situations is key, and technology cannot replace the well-trained and mentally-conditioned emergency responder."

See the "Katrina - A Journey of Hope" website  for complete information about the free download opportunity. If you don't have a Kindle, the site tells you how to download the free Kindle Reader from Amazon.

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4 comments:

anthony said...

Hi,
This is the author... FYI, On my way to a conference in San Jose, I got stopped up in this... http://www.willitsnews.com/ci_21214672/interstate-5-closed-by-fire-north-redding. A five-hour trip ended up taking over 11. This gave me plenty of time to think about the redundancy and resilience of our nation's critical infrastructure, especially as related to fire.

PatriotPaul said...

Sounds like a great read. And too many say that you should only stock up provisions for 72 hours. Katrina and the floods taught us that is not enough. I would recommend a week's worth of food and water, etc. for every member of your family, including your pets.

Paul Harris
Author, "Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina"

Pam McDonald said...

Anthony,

We would love to have you guest post on your thoughts. Feel free to contact me at 208-387-5318 or drop me a line pmcdonal@blm.gov.

I've thought a lot about your book the last couple of days. We have a lot to learn as citizens about disaster response.

Pam McDonald said...

Paul
We will have to check out your read as well. Sad situation in the South right now.