Episode-916- Anthony Veltri Author of Katrina A Journey of Hope
Summary: Anthony Veltri - Author, Scientist and Trainer Anthony Veltri served as a lead physical scientist in charge of the Department of Homeland Security’s iCAV geospatial system and 24×7 geospatial mapping production center which is charged with map production for a variety of natural and man made incidents. In short, if it made the front page of CNN.com and it had the potential to impact the nation’s critical infrastructure and key resources, chances are, his team made geospatial products for it. He is a long time listener to TSP podcasts and an avid lurker on the forum. He is also the author of Katrina – A Journey of Hope, which recounts his experience as a member of the Rhode Island Urban Search and Rescue Task Force during their deployment to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Anthony joins us today to discuss what being versatile can mean for you in a disaster situation, both during the disaster and long-term. What to expect and how to interact with emergency services professionals. He feels his experience in the Gulf Coast after the Landfall of Hurricane Katrina needs to benefit someone other than me and he wants to make sure people have good information to keep themselves safe. He will also discuss his experience in working in the technology sector with government employment and contracting and how young graduates can gain a competitive advantage in some non traditional ways. Along with how 30-40 year olds caught in the middle of current technology migrations can adapt to change and continue to compete and excel. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Anthony’s Links A Journey of Hope – TSP Special Welcome Page A Journey of Hope on Amazon Distinguished Graduate TSP Welcome Page Distinguished Graduate Main Site The Death of Yugoslavia - Youtube Video National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.