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In Crisis: Melding Police, Fire and Procurement

Friday, April 6, 2018  
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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration,  which  tracks  billion-dollar disasters, "2017 was the costliest year on record for nat-ural disasters in the United States, with a price tag of at least 306 billion.” Whether its natural disasters such as hurricanes in Florida and Texas; fires in California; or train derail-ments in Washington, emergencies come in all forms. And when one typically thinks of first response by police, fire, health or utility professionals, they may not be aware of another crucial member of the team — procurement. Putting necessary contracts in place; pur-chasing equipment, vehicles, and safety gear; setting up evacuation centers and debris cleanup; and handling donations is often done by procurement professionals.

 

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