Welcometo the Two Lynchpin Road blog!
A place where we come together to discuss disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for your community! Every disaster — whether it’s a hurricane, flood, or human-caused — is an opportunity for us to learn and build a community that is more likely to thrive during a crisis. Get ready to join forces in building a better more disaster-ready future!
Disaster Risk: Responding to the Wildland Fire & Atmospheric River Cycle
We got lucky last year in California. It was a strangely quiet wildfire season. But let's talk about that luck, the wildfire cycle, and the atmospheric rivers we are experiencing right now.Disaster Risk: You can’t take one year and say that’s a trend We cannot become...
The Ring of Fire, Geology & Earthquakes
You know when you're at a meeting and the host asks you to share something no one knows about you... Let's pretend we are doing that today. Hi! I'm Alicia and I love geology. Geology is the study of rocks, how rocks are formed, and why. And I totally nerd out on it!...
Preparedness is in the mundane
Everyday tasks are the foundation of emergency preparedness. Are you doing everything you can to be ready for the next disaster?
Being prepared for emergencies is something we all should do. We talk a lot about how to prepare as an individual and with your family, but what about as an organization, especially as an organization centered in your community?
The Emergency Manager Mindset
What separates successful emergency managers from the rest? It’s not necessarily experience or qualifications. It’s having the right mindset. I have been in emergency management for a long time, but this truly sums up what I feel is the new perspective that needs to be taken by industry professionals, local, state, and federal agencies and governments, and, of course, pushed to the public.
Emergency Managers Must Grow to Meet Climate Challenges
As climate change increasingly impacts society, emergency managers need to up their game. Here’s how they can do it. Over the last several decades, I’ve seen and experienced the impact of climate change on communities I’ve worked with. To be clear, we didn’t call it that and even now we probably wouldn’t refer to it as climate change. But hindsight being what it is it seems clear that climate change was, and is, playing a role in disaster planning and response.
You can expect:
- Tips on how to prepare for an emergency
- Inspiring true stories about communties reovering from disaster
- Insights on resilience, courage, and how to be a strong, capable leader during difficult times
Two Lynchpin Road recognizes that we are on the ancestral lands of the Coast Miwok, Pomo, and Wappo, who are the original caretakers of the Sonoma County, California area.
We respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous peoples who have been stewarding and maintaining relationship on this land as knowledge keepers for millennia.
As an organization, we are dedicated to understanding and educating others about historical and ongoing connections between land conservation, disaster impacts, and social inequities. This includes the histories of genocide, forced removal and displacement, and broken promises with Indigenous peoples as a part of American history.
This acknowledgment serves as a gesture of respect to the land we are located on.