I had a great time keynoting the Emergency Management Alliance of Indiana conference today. The emergency managers, law enforcement officers, fire service professionals, and military personnel were an awesome and gracious group.
The conference organizers, meeting planner, vendor, board members, and officers went out of there WAY to makes sure every detail was seen to and attendees were intensely interested in the topics I was asked to present on. I had been asked to perform our concealed weapons demonstration, visual weapons screening, and pattern matching and recognition programs. Due to recent problems with school security experts conducting school security assessments, I was asked to go through the “red flags” they could look for to pick out the overnight media experts hawking services by saying whatever it takes to get an interview with the national news. We closed with information on free school crisis planning resources that are available to all public and non-public schools in Indiana. I feel honored by the rousing standing ovation I received from this respectful and kind group of people who protect us each and every day. At the end, I was overwhelmed with men and woman hugging me and thanking me for our center’s work.
I have been once again blessed to present to staunch defenders of all we hold dear. It was truly an amazing day.