Speaking & Training

Book Sean for Your Event

Sean is an accomplished, dynamic speaker offering presentations that can be tailored to the needs of your group or organization.

For information on Sean’s schedule, fees, and availability:Sean Scott, The Red Guide to Recovery Author

  • email: info@theredguidetorecovery.com
  • call 858-453-6767

About Sean

  • Sean Scott is a second generation restoration contractor by trade who has spent over 35 years in the construction and disaster restoration industry.  Most of this experience involved assisting individuals and families rebuild their homes and businesses after fires, floods, and other disaster events.  Sean witnessed first-hand the struggle and daunting process disaster survivors went through to rebuild their lives.
  • In 2003 and again in 2007, wildfires swept through Southern California destroying nearly 6,000 homes and damaging countless others.  It was in the weeks and months following these events that many survivors found themselves unable to rebuild or return home and compelled Sean to embark on a mission to use his expertise and experience by creating a recovery road-map to walk disaster survivors step-by-step through the recovery process.
  • Since 2009, Sean’s book The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors, has been adopted by emergency management agencies, fire departments, and relief organizations across the U.S.
  • It is now Sean’s mission to teach not only how to recover from disaster events, but also to inspire a desire to prepare for recovery by illustrating the importance of vital tools they will need to rebuild their homes and lives.

Speech and Training Topics

Disaster Recovery – Decoding the Pitfalls of Recovery

  • This presentation sheds light on the recovery process and reveals many of the unique pitfalls facing disaster survivors, including the emotional, legal and financial challenges survivors face in the days, weeks, and months that follow a disaster event.  Sean provides valuable insight on how to prepare for recovery and become more resilient.

Don’t Be A Victim Twice! Training for Resiliency

  • Sean Scott will share actual recovery experiences including successes and horror stories. He will help you understand how to avoid opportunists and select qualified services.  Sean will share how to maximize your insurance claim with a little advance preparation and provide free tools he has created to support the process of recovery.

The Red Guide - Open BookBooks and Articles by Sean Scott


Past Speaking Events

 11/16/2015……  IAEM Domestic Preparedness Roundtable Discussion panelist – Las Vegas
 11/06/2015  Cal State San Marcos – Business Emergency Planning Program – held at SDG&E EOC
 09/28/2015  SDG&E Safety Stand-down – San Diego County OES
 09/26/2015  Scripps Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Forum 2015
 09/09/2015  Imperial County Disaster Council Meeting – Heber CA
 08/24/2015  San Diego Fire – Rescue Battalion Chief Training (Training Center) video taped
 07/30/2015  Bay Area Emergency Managers Conference – San Francisco
 07/29/2015  The American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Academy – San Diego
 07/24/2015  Genentech Lunch & Learn Keynote Speaker – San Francisco
 07/22/2015  San Diego County Fire Protection Officers Association meeting
 07/01/2015  Cal Fire Unit Chief’s Meeting – San Diego County
 05/21/2015  California Fire EMS & Disaster Conference (CFED West)
 05/12/2015  National American Indian Housing Council Conference – Talking Stick Resort – Scottsdale Arizona
 03/03/2015  Emergency Management Association of Texas
 02/22/2015  Skyline Church – Disaster Preparedness Fair
 02/19/2015  Orange County Fire Chief’s Association
11/12/2014 L.A. County Operational Area Crisis Communications Seminar
10/17/2014 Qualcomm Disaster Recovery Lunch & Learn
10/15/2014 Area E Disaster Management meeting – Keynote Speaker
10/09/2014 Southern California Edison – The Aftermath: “What to do after the first responders depart”
10/07/2014 San Diego County Employment Retirement Association
09/18/2014 Apartment Association California Southern Cities – Panelist
09/15/2014 Los Angeles County Area E Disaster Management CERT Community Preparedness Conference – Keynote Speaker
08/19/2014 San Diego County Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP)
07/25/2014 Southern California VOAD meeting – Keynote Speaker
06/27/2014 Business Emergency Preparedness Panel Discussion – San Diego Business Journal – Speaker and Panelist
05/21/2014 Los Angeles County Operational Area E General Board Meeting – Keynote speaker
02/20/2014 State of Idaho Emergency Management Association
10/27/2013 61st Annual International Association of Emergency Managers Conference
10/05/2013 Sharp Healthcare Second Annual Disaster Expo
08/25/2013 Southern California Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters – Keynote speaker
07/24/2013 Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Disaster Preparedness Task Force
07/23/2013 San Bernardino County Fire Chiefs Association meeting
07/23/2013 Rim Communities California Organizations Active in Disasters
05/20/2013 California Fire EMS & Disaster Conference (CFED West)
10/25/2012 Mutual Aid Regional Advisory Committee (MARAC) meeting
10/09/2012 Program speaker for Kiwanis International – City of San Diego Chapter
06/05/2012 Los Angeles County Area Fire Chief’s Association meeting
05/24/2011 Regional Area Safety Taskforce (RAST) 2011 Fire Summit Speaker – Diamond Bar California
05/17/2011 San Diego County Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) National University
03/29/2011 Pima County Fire Chief’s Association – Arizona