SEIU & ECC Emergency Management
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.