WHAT WE DO
Disaster resiliency is a universal need
Community and Workplace Resiliency
Building Sustainable Preparedness Programs
Let's be honest. For the past eighteen years, practically everyone has told us to prepare a disaster kit for a 'rainy day' and everything would be ok. The reality is most Americans have rejected this advice for a lot of reasons. Even FEMA has admitted we have failed to create a culture of preparedness based on the current doctrine and recommendations. So to continue to tout this same message is not only unproductive, but it changes nothing in outcomes for underserved and vulnerable populations. The current COVID19 environment dispels any myth that Americans are actually prepared.
Recognizing that preparedness is a mindset that requires people to change behaviors, we need a new approach. Preparedness Matters is at the forefront of several groundbreaking initiatives that will 'change the game' in disaster resiliency for the public, corporations, and the whole community. We'd love to work with you. Only after we have done all we can to prepare, can we then leave the outcome to the Creator.
RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Vince was a Keynote speaker at Canada's premier conference in 2018 and 2019.
Disaster and Emergency Management Conference 2019
"Vince Davis' speech was voted the highest rated presentation in conference history.' Dan Joyce, McGregor Communications conference chair
Interview with Vince Davis at the 2019 DEMCON Conference
Challenges of Corporate Emergency Managers
Vince discusses the influence of corporate cultures on emergency management professionals, and some of the pitfalls to success in the private sector.
Vince has been a regular workshop presenter in 2018 and 2019
PIEPC - EMERGENCY MANAGERS CONFERENCE
PIEPC is one of the premier emergency management conferences in the Pacific Northwest. "Vince's 'Six Steps To Resilient Communities was a big hit with attendees at his workshop." Conference Co-chair Jan Glarum"
Vince was a featured speaker at the 2018 conference in Boston, and has been a regular contributor to the organization's work
ICMC - IS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED CRISIS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE WORLD
Corporate and Public sector Crisis Managers from throughout the U.S. and Canada were impressed by Vince's knowledge and insights into the challenges of community resiliency. "Vince is an excellent presenter, and leaves the audience wanting more", Robert Burton, ICMC Organizer.
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
Here is just a few the things I've written.
Lost and Turned Out Preparing Underserved Communities
Disasters do discriminate, response and recovery far too often re-victimizes the elderly, children, transportation challenged, people below poverty, minorities, and people with disabilities, and food insecure.
The Native Family Disaster Preparedness Handbook
Published in 2017, the handbook was designed by tribal partners and is a primer for Native families and communities on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
Black Disaster Guide
The comprehensive work highlights the cultural history of disaster impacts on black communities and what we can do to improve outcomes.
COMING IN SEPTEMBER 2020