I was contacted by Susan VandePol, whose husband had been killed; as a result of duty, with the Los Angeles Fire Dept, 2005.
She asked me to help her promote her cause: ‘Families of the Fallen’. A website and organization designed to help families of the fallen cope, with loss of their loved ones.
It is a good thing..check it out.
Excerpt from the protocol:
Families of the Fallen was first birthed from the personal tragedy of the loss of my husband. He was a Los Angeles City Firefighter, and died from duty related causes in 2005. As a result, this protocol was created and originally intended for use within fire departments and is now being used in that setting across the United States and Canada.
What is the support protocol?
Stated simply, it is a unique tool—conceived from a widow’s perspective—for giving assistance to surviving families by assessing and meeting the needs of those families.
This protocol also has been adapted for use within a church body. However, it is absolutely appropriate for any other type of religious organization, alliance, association, business or company. Suggestions are included on how and when to initiate contact with the grieving family, time parameters within which to offer assistance, liaison definitions, communication logs to help liaisons in keeping track of the family’s needs, plus a few other reference logs that may be helpful.
If you need any help or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Doug Copp, Captain of the National Fire Dept of Peru and somebody who survived being immediately killed, at 911 and who struggles, every day; to continue, to survive my 911 injuries.
About doug copp
Prior to 911, I was the most experienced rescue person, in the world.
Permanently disabled from 911, I have changed my life-focus towards preventing bureaucracy and vested financial interests from causing the deaths of 200,000 children per year. I am promoting the belief that the lives of children are more important than American Insurance Company Shareholder profits.
International Disaster Reduction Institute
Institute of International Disaster
January 2010 – Present (3 years 10 months)worldwide
The world's most experienced Rescuer/Disaster Mitigation Management Expert , crawling inside of 896 collapsed buildings at 100+ disaster events during war, peace and revolution Plus a lifetime of High Adventure; including, an undercover cop. .At almost 3,000 serious life threatening events and the medical survival from enough toxins to kill 200+ people, I am probably the world's leading survivor, from death.
saving lives, reducing suffering.
"You must not only be good. You must be wise and wise enough to know who is good." doug copp
Sometimes it is NOT enough to do good things ..you must be strong enough to endure the attack...that will follow; especially if you are trying to place children's lives ahead of USA Insurance Company Profits...crawling inside of 896 collapsed buildings helped to give me the courage that it takes; especially, considering that I have been sick every single day; since 911.
FYI: USA Insurance companies oppose my 'triangle of life' survival method; because, 90% of the children would survive; instead of 98% dead. This translates into//actuarial tables indicate, survivor's seeking compensation for trauma (physical or mental) with a net result of diminished shareholder return.
The insurance Company Executives told us: ” We are in the business of maximizing shareholder return..NOT..saving lives.”
The USA School Boards have been told by their Insurance Carriers that their policies would be terminated or the premium would become extreme..if the children are allowed to survive, following my method.
I tried to learn:
I am responsible for 'what I do' and for 'what I do NOT do'. I am responsible for 'MY actions'. I am not responsible for what other people do.
I discovered: that people never regret 'doing the right thing'. They only regret 'doing the wrong thing'.
A life devoid of 'something worth dying for', is a life, 'not worth living'.
Do all the living you can; while you can. 650,000 people died, at the major disasters I worked at..I have seen things that you cannot imagine.
For all the persecution, hatred, violence and disgusting behavior that I have endured; in fighting against, evil, greedy bastards who exploited the helpless and preyed upon people..I am glad that I always did 'the right thing'. I always stood up; many times, by myself; but never alone..
If you can't be YOURSELF then who can you be?
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