President's Perspective

SEIU & ECC Emergency Management

Posted | by Denise Fairchild
Denise Fairchild

For the elderly and sick, caregivers are first responders

By Denise Fairchild, President/CEO Emerald Cities Collaborative; and Monica Russo, Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, President of the SEIU Florida Healthcare Union

This time, it was a drill – at least for the elderly Floridians who evacuated ahead of Hurricane Dorian.  Next time, we may not be so fortunate. After decimating the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian stayed mostly offshore as it churned up the East Coast, avoiding a direct hit to Florida’s coastal communities. Read as Emerald Cities CEO shines light on climate resilience, and why it's crucial for the safety of the elderly population as well as the first responders.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/fl-op-com-fairchild-russo-elderly-sick-first-responders-20190923-3iff76kmkvhzzkob3kfeqhvxku-story.html

 

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