US National Award for Resilience

Based in the US?  Have a worthy nominee for the National Award for Resilience?

Many of us know of Rick Rescorla‘s tragic triumph during the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York in 2001.  Mr Rescorla had drilled his company so hard on how to evacuate the building that he saved an astonishing number of lives.  Sadly, that did not include his own as he insisted on staying until last, to ensure everybody had gotten out. Mr Rescorla died on September 11, 2011, saving lives.

To honour Mr Rescorla, and to encourage others to follow his example of ensuring organisations are prepared to deal with anything, the Department of Homeland Security have created the Rick Resclora National Award for Resilience.   It will be presented for the first time in September 2012.

If you have someone who deserves to be nominated, please consider entering them.  The full details and criteria for eligibility are here:  http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/rick-rescorla-national-award-for-resilience.shtm

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