Testimonies of Support for The Red Guide
Chief of Police Appreciation for Guide and Website
In May of 2011 at 4 in the morning, a drunk driver crashed his truck, driving through the entire bottom floor of my daughter’s home. The resulting structural and smoke damage left the home uninhabitable. The Red Guide to Recovery became the bible of guidance allowing us to help our family through the morass of board-up, inspections, contractors, documenting property loss, (see the awesome Memory Jogger on the Red Guide Web Site), insurance companies and cleaning companies. The guide is such a hands-on, easy to use guide, that our confidence in dealing with insurance companies and contractors grew exponentially. The comprehensiveness of the guide will make you an informed, aware and proactive survivor; instead of being a victim to your disaster or critical incident.
Sam Spiegel, Chief of Police – Retired, Folsom, CA
San Diego Fire Chief Javier Mainar Letter of Appreciation
“I wanted to share with you our experience that The Red Guide to Recovery has proven to be an excellent resource to aid victims of fire in our community. As Chief of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, I implemented the distribution of your reference guide to citizens who have suffered from or are impacted by such emergencies. As promised, this reference helps prepare victims for the issues they will face during the recovery phase in an unbiased, easy to understand manner.” …Read more.
“It is hard to believe, but in September, America will mark the ten year anniversary of 9/11. This will be a time to honor the victims and the heroes and will serve as a painful reminder that the unthinkable can happen at any time and we need to be prepared. Disaster preparedness has always been a top priority for me. As Chairman of the Board and of the Unified Disaster Council, this year will be no different. I’m happy to say that since 9/11 the communication breakdown between agencies has been corrected.
We also need to be prepared to recover from disasters. Last year, with the help of the San Diego Fire Chiefs Association, Chief Augie Ghio, the Office of Emergency Services, and a concerned citizen named Sean Scott; we helped produce the most comprehensive individual guide to disaster recovery this County has ever seen. “The Red Guide to Recovery” is now on fire trucks throughout the region, ready to be given to those who have lost their homes or possessions in a disaster.
The County is more prepared for disaster than ever before thanks to Director Ron Lane and his outstanding team at the Office of Emergency Services. I will continue my work to ensure that Ron has all of the tools he needs to protect this County.”
Letter of Introduction for The Red Guide to Recovery by San Diego Fire Chief’s Association President August Ghio
“The Guide is customized to our specific area and has the support of all 55 fire agencies in San Diego County. The format of the Guide was developed to provide a tool for fire companies to distribute to fire or disaster victims who have experienced property loss or damage.
As President of the San Diego Fire Chiefs’ Association I can honestly state that without this partnership our region would not have the ability to provide this essential post-incident recovery tool for our businesses and residents.”