In the News: Feature Articles
The California Fire Service Magazine – “Recovery”, details that it may be more complex than response
In the January/February 2013 Guest Column of The California Fire Service Magazine, author Sean Scott and Fire Chief (retired) Pat Dennen describe how The Red Guide to Recovery can be a critical community tool that supports disaster survivors with their recovery.
The Red Guide to Recovery Provides Free Disaster Recovery Mobile App for Hurricane Sandy Victim (Business Wire.com)
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Sean Scott, the San Diego based author of The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors, has announced he is providing a free hurricane recovery app for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
A Message from the Editor of FDNNTV.com E-Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 5
FDNN recently had the opportunity to meet with Sean M. Scott, author of The Red Guide to Recovery. This excerpt from their newsletter shares how the guide can assist anyone that experiences a devastating loss due to a fire, earthquake, flood, tornado or any other major disaster
On October, 25, 2011, State Senator Joel Anderson (R-CA) presented Sean Scott with a California Senate Certificate of Recognition in “honor of outstanding dedication to providing readers with disaster relief through The Red Guide to Recovery“.
This recognition by the State of California is a gracious distinction and received with great appreciation.
San Diego fire departments hand out informative book to survivors of disaster
In San Diego County, fire departments spend just one to two minutes with disaster survivors and yet they’re still able to give them all the advice they need. That’s because departments across the county are handing out The Red Guide to Recovery, a small but comprehensive book that outlines what to do when faced with a disaster and its aftermath, from board-up to insurance claims to grief counseling.
Supervisors Create a Disaster Recovery Working Group
Helping people when they need it is part of why San Diego County Board of Supervisors is establishing a working group to further develop its disaster recovery plan. The plan to help individuals recover includes the Red Guide to Recovery, which is distributed by fire agencies and emergency response teams.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Supervisors Approve New Disaster Recovery Plans
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the “Resilience and Advanced Post-Disaster Recovery Initiative” which includes continuing the distribution of The Red Guide to Recovery to local fire agencies, and will print and distribute a Spanish-language version funded through a Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant.
The 39th Annual Spirit of Courage Awards Banquet was held on May 26, 2011 in La Jolla, California. This year, Sean Scott was selected as the recipient of the San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association Maltese Award, in honor of The Red Guide to Recovery.
“The Maltese Cross is a symbol of protection, and it means that the firefighters who wear this cross are willing to lay down their lives for the protection of others. The story of the Maltese cross is hundreds of years old and began on the small island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. The original firefighters were a band of courageous crusaders known as the Knights of St. John. These brave individuals were awarded the cross, as a badge of honor, by fellow crusaders because they risked their own lives in an effort to save the lives of other crusaders.
The San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association Maltese Award was established in 2006 to recognize outstanding individuals who embody that spirit. This year we are proud to present Sean Scott of The Red Guide to Recovery – a comprehensive disaster resource guide designed to inform and streamline the recovery process for citizens and businesses alike.
After the devastating fires of 2007, Scott had a vision to improve the information pipeline for those facing the loss of their homes and property. Scott partnered with The San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association, the Burn Institute, San Diego County Office of Emergency Services, County Board of Supervisors, and the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross to design, develop, fund and publish this important guide.
In these times of declining local revenues, reduced levels of emergency services and an ever-increasing demand for service, The Red Guide to Recovery provides an essential recovery resource to our citizens that otherwise would not be available.”
August Ghio -President, San Diego Fire Chiefs’ Association
MEDIA ADVISORY: Supervisors Take Next Step in Future Disaster Recovery Process
The April 12th San Diego County Board of Supervisors news release states, The Red Guide to Recovery is the most comprehensive disaster resource guide ever produced for our [San Diego] region.
State of the County Address Outlines Goals for ‘Year of Austerity’ on CarlsbadPatch.com
With a goal of keeping public safety a priority, Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Horn explains how The Red Guide to Recovery supports emergency preparedness in San Diego County.
The Red Guide to Recovery on FDNNTV.com
The Fire Department Network News TV website shares how the Red Guide helps disaster survivors and provides a video that describes how the book is being used and distributed in San Diego County.
New resource guide available for fire victims – San Diego County News.com
Vice Chairman and Fifth District Supervisor Bill Horn, along with the Office of Emergency Services (OES), the San Diego/Imperial County Red Cross, and the San Diego Fire Chiefs Association announced the release of a new resource guide to assist people to recovering from the devastation of losing their home or business.
New resource guide available for fire victims
The City of San Marcos website shares news that the San Marcos Fire Department carries and provides a free copy of the Red Guide to Recovery to homeowners that have suffered a loss of property.
The Red Guide to Recovery
Fallbrook Bonsall News describe how the 184-page pocket-sized handbook for disaster survivors came to fruition, and plans for a Spanish language guide.
The Red Guide To Recovery News Release
Vice Chairman and Fifth District San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn issues Media Advisory 9/2/2010.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Down and Out, But Not Alone After A Disaster: The Red Guide To Recovery
San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association Media Advisory released September 2, 2010
Red Guide To Recovery Helps Disaster Victims
From NBC San Diego, the County of San Diego unveils the “Red Guide to Recovery” for disaster victims.
County Produces New Guide For Disaster Victims
KPBS.org reports the County’s Fire Chiefs’ Association announcement of The Red Guide. Listen to the audio report aired on KPBS.
San Diego County Gets Disaster Guide
San Diego.com reports The Red Guide Development by San Diego County Office of Emergency Services with help from county Supervisor Bill Horn, the American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties, and the San Diego Fire Chiefs’ Association.
New Guide Available to Help Fire Victims Rebuild
North County Times article reports release of The Red Guide in San Diego County.