The 2012 Summer Olympics in London have been quite a ride – keeping millions of viewers, including myself, from all over the world intrigued for 17 days. You may be wondering, ‘What does emergency management have to do with the Olympics?’
Emergency managers, like Olympians, have pride, passion and dreams. However, without the proper training neither would be in the position they are in. Each require hard work and dedication in their training and to rise above the expectations expected of them.
Every day when I wake up I ask myself, “How can I make a difference?” Like many of the Olympians we have seen the past few weeks we cannot simply ask a question, we must show action and with enthusiasm. We cannot do it all on our own either, the emergency management community must rise together as a nation does at the Olympics. For we are only as strong as our weakest link.