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kleinbl00  ·  363 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: America's Search and Rescue Is in a State of Emergency

I've pulled out my fair share of Texans.

If I were handed the Department of Homeland Security I'd build me a framework that any civic-minded organization could plug into. Centralize the rescue response. Categorize the response needed. Coordinate the responders. Make "FEMA" a name people want to hear again, like "Red Cross." If people want to help, let them. If people want to run around in the woods playing commando, give them a mission to do. A tenuous leash beats tar out of no leash at all and if I can give a bunch of preppers a reason to not immediately distrust their local Sheriff's Department we all win.