“The Red Guide to Recovery” Author Presents Recovery Information at Idaho Emergency Management Conference

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The Red Guide to Recovery – San Francisco Edition

Presentation to Emergency Managers and First Responders 

SAN DIEGO, CA (March 2014) — The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors Author Sean Scott gave an informative presentation to Emergency Managers and First Responders at the IEMA Midwinter Legislative Conference in Boise, Idaho in February 2014.

Jerry Zumalt of the Idaho Emergency Management Association said, “The books are a big hit.” He continued, “The fire departments were especially impressed.  I think they feel much like I do, that there is only so much assistance and support they can offer to someone who has suffered a loss.  The book will help both them and the homeowner.”

The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors fills a previously unmet need and guides individuals and families through the disaster recovery process.

When first responders leave the scene of a disaster, the survivors are usually left to figure out their recovery on their own.  For many, this can be the beginning of a nightmare, especially if they haven’t prepared for recovery in advance. The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was designed as a road-map to walk disaster survivors step-by-step through the days, weeks, and months that follow a disaster event, while raising awareness of the many pitfalls that often transform disaster survivors into disaster victims.   Whether it’s a hurricane, tornado, wildfire, flood, or any other type of disaster few people are prepared for what they may face or understand what the recovery process entails – until now.

The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors is a tool now being used by fire departments, emergency management agencies, relief organization and others as a go-to resource for community resilience and help those affected by disasters rebuild their lives.

Recently, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the City of San Francisco, the County of San Diego, the Northeast Region of Colorado, and other communities have adopted The Red Guide and are  providing  it to their first responders and recovery stakeholders.  This allows those who are affected by a disaster to have the information they need when they need it most – immediately after a disaster event.

“After witnessing first hand the devastation caused by wildfires that swept through Southern California in 2003 and again in 2007, I recognized the need for a comprehensive, yet easy to read guidebook to help people navigate through the recovery process.  It’s my hope that people will use the information contained in this book to make sound decisions during one of life’s most difficult trials.” said Author Sean Scott. “

Readers will learn about:

  • Emergency Repairs and Services
  • Displacement and Relocation
  • Disaster Relief and Financial Assistance
  • Homeowners and Renters Insurance Information
  • Personal Property and creating inventories
  • Smoke and Water Damage
  • Estimating the Cost of Repairs
  • Selecting a Contractor
  • Public Insurance Adjusters
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Safety After a Disaster
  • Recovering Valuables
  • Trauma Intervention and Grief Counseling
  • Avoiding Disaster Scams
  • And much, much, more….

The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors can be purchased in bulk quantities and/or customized for any city, county, state, or region.   Visit http://www.TheRedGuideToRecovery.com for more information. Individual copies can also be purchased from the website.

About Author – Sean Scott

Sean Scott has spent over 32 years in the construction and restoration industry helping thousands of families restore their homes, businesses, and lives. Scott lives in San Diego, California with his wife and two children.

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