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First Responders Resiliency Wraps Up Second Training Conference in Sonoma

First Responders Resiliency Wraps Up Second Training Conference in Sonoma

First Responders Resiliency Inc., a non-profit dedicated to training first responders to cope with the emotional trauma of their job and banishing PTSD, brought their second training conference to a close in Sonoma, California, at Westerbeke Ranch this past weekend. The conference started…

How the Impact of the Woolsey Fire Made One Volunteer a Believer

How the Impact of the Woolsey Fire Made One Volunteer a Believer

A Scientology Volunteer Minister (VM) who also works as a security guard joined the VM team helping in a neighborhood decimated three weeks ago by the Woolsey Fire. The fire, which began November 8, burned more than 96,000 acres, destroying some 1,600 buildings including…

It Was a Very Different Kind of Thanksgiving Weekend

It Was a Very Different Kind of Thanksgiving Weekend

In the town of Gridley just south of Chico, California, Amanda, a woman who lost three family members in last August’s Carr Fire, wanted to pay forward the kindness she received when she was in need. It was Amanda’s wish…

Helping Those Whose Homes Were Destroyed by the Woolsey Fire

Helping Those Whose Homes Were Destroyed by the Woolsey Fire

Volunteers arriving at the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park Nov. 20 were a welcome sight to those who lost everything when the Woolsey Fire burned the entire community to the ground 10 days before. It was urgent to locate personal items…

Helping Firefighters and Those Displaced by the California Fires

Helping Firefighters and Those Displaced by the California Fires

Scientology churches and missions from throughout California continue to activate volunteers to help firefighters and those displaced or affected by the Camp and Wolsey fires.  More than a thousand people are still missing in Northern California. The death toll there is…

Helping Families Cope With the Devastation of Hurricane Michael

Before Oct. 10, 2018, Mexico Beach was a scenic vacation spot on the Florida Panhandle known for its small-town hospitality, fishing and white sandy beaches. Then Hurricane Michael blasted the coastal community, destroying virtually everything in its path. Fourteen-foot storm surges slammed into…

Orolia Prepares Nine Search and Rescue Systems Across Five Continents for Global Commissioning

Orolia, the world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, announced today that it has prepared a record nine search and rescue systems across five continents for commissioning through the Global Cospas-Sarsat Satellite Search and Rescue System. Orolia…

Hurricane Michael: Urgent Help is Needed

Volunteer Ministers from Florida and across the U.S. are setting out for the Florida panhandle to provide relief to those left devastated by Hurricane Michael.  Described by Florida Governor Rick Scott as a scene of “unimaginable destruction,” those returning home in…

Barbara and Scott Stokes Reach New Milestone With Habitat of Madison County

Barbara Stokes, CEO, and Scott Stokes, COO, of Green Structure Homes of Alabama, LLC (GSH), a Huntsville-based Disaster Relief Construction Contractor, announce that total support in 2018 of Habitat for Humanity of Madison County has surpassed $100K in retail value.…

The Last Samurai Star, Shin Koyamada, to Aid His Hometown Victims of Japan's Worst Flooding in Decades

Due to the June 28-July 9, 2018 devastating rain and floods that battered mostly Southwestern Japan, the KIF (Koyamada International Foundation), a Los Angeles- and Tokyo-based nonprofit organization founded by Shin Koyamada (The Last Samurai) and his wife Nia Lyte…

First Responders Resiliency Wraps Up Their First Training Conference

​​First Responders Resiliency, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to training first responders to cope with the emotional trauma of their job, brought their their first training conference to a close in Sonoma, CA at Westerbeke Ranch earlier this week. The conference…

Built to Last? Documentary Premier Heralds Role of 'Resilient-Smart Consumer' in the Age of Disasters

​​Today at the London School of Economics the one-hour independent documentary ‘BUILT TO LAST? – Saving our Homes in the Age of Disasters’ held its European Premier Event. Produced by U.K.-based award-winning Rockhopper Media, it is inspired by the book…

Help Carries on at the Foot of the Fuego Volcano

The Fuego Volcano search and rescue effort ended this week—110 died and 197 are still reported missing. The volcano continues to emit four or five minor explosions daily, shooting columns of ash up to 15,420 feet (4,700 meters) above sea…

City of Portsmouth Selects ASTRO 25 Radio System

The city of Portsmouth will deploy a state-of-the-art public safety communications system in 2019. The city will implement Motorola Solutions’ ASTRO 25 Radio system, which uses communications technology and interoperable coverage that are both mission-critical for the city’s first responders.…

Alertsense Announces Company Name Change to Konexus

Alertsense Announces Company Name Change to Konexus

AlertSense, the company known for its world-class alerting platform that enables government entities to keep their citizens safe, is changing its name to KONEXUS to better reflect its focus in helping all types of organizations, public and private, more effectively…

AlertSense Announces Appointment of David R. Smith as President and CEO

AlertSense Announces Appointment of David R. Smith as President and CEO

​David R. Smith, a proven senior-level executive with more than 25 years of experience successfully growing organizations of all sizes and leading publicly traded companies, is the new chief executive officer at AlertSense.  In the past 15 years, Mr. Smith…

Happy to Help Puerto Rico in Its Time of Need

Happy to Help Puerto Rico in Its Time of Need

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Mark Ruff and Trish Williams returned to Clearwater this month after providing disaster relief in Puerto Rico in December and January. The couple traveled throughout the island, even up into the mountains where the roads were almost impassable,…

Jose Andres and World Central Kitchen Bring Dine-N-Dash Back to Washington, DC – June 6th

José Andrés is bringing back D.C.’s favorite culinary tour, Dine-N-Dash. Dine-N-Dash is hosted by World Central Kitchen, an NGO of chefs creating smart solutions to hunger and poverty across the globe, which was founded by Andres in 2010. José will…

History Made: AlertSense Becomes First Company to Broadcast Emergency Alert System Messages in Spanish

History Made: AlertSense Becomes First Company to Broadcast Emergency Alert System Messages in Spanish

AlertSense made Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) history on Dec. 27, 2017, when it delivered the first Emergency Alert System (EAS) test message broadcast in Spanish. AlertSense is an alert-origination provider that equips states and local government authorities with technology…

Portsmouth, VA Fire Department Upgrades Mobile Communication

Portsmouth, VA Fire Department Upgrades Mobile Communication

The Portsmouth, Virginia Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services Department has purchased new high-performance radios designed to work under the most extreme conditions including fires, hurricanes and floods. Designed by Motorola Solutions, the APX-XE 500 Remote Speaker and Microphone (RSM) system…

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