Taken for granted except during hurricanes, floods, terror attacks, tsunamis, tornadoes and wildfires, unnamed heroes step up to the plate and are energized by tragedy to do good. Initiative compels them to save lives, and selflessness moves them to draw deep into their reserves of courage and solidarity.
Be it the 9/11 terror attacks, Hurricane Katrina, The Chilean Mine Disaster, earthquakes in Haiti or Japan, or US Airways Flight 1549 (aka The Miracle on the Hudson) – heroes come out of nowhere to help people everywhere. Disasters bring great men & women to the forefront – Disaster Heroes by Suzanne Bernier recounts these and more incredible stories.
Twelve great men and women, as well as a five-year-old boy, are the focus of this book by disaster management expert Suzanne Bernier.
From Disaster Heroes:
(1) Find out how five-year-old Evan Parness inspired his dad to marshal the efforts of NY firefighters to thank America for its spectacular help after 9/11 through disaster assistance rebuilding.
(2) How a speech by President George W. Bush on the remains of a 9/11 burned out fire engine at Ground Zero moved Ronnie Goldman to start an incredible campaign that united Louisiana and New York forever.
(3) Discover the little-known story of Brandon Fisher & his team from Pennsylvania who worked around the clock to save the lives of 33 miners following the 2010 Chilean mine collapse.
(4) Read how US Airways Flight 1549 (aka The Miracle on the Hudson) pilot Chesley Sullenberger was lucky to have ferry boat captain Mohamed Gouda nearby to help save his stranded passengers and bring them safely to shore.
(5) Discover what great bosses really are-Bob & Fonda Walsh save 100 jobs after Katrina.
(6) Find out how gutsy Florida landscaper Scott Lewis risked his own life to save thousands of others after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Suzanne Bernier is CEO of SB Crisis Consulting and is an internationally-recognized emergency management consultant, instructor and speaker, who has helped governments and communities plan for and respond to disasters for nearly 20 years. Prior to her disaster management work, Suzanne was a news anchor and government press secretary, and was recently named Crisis Communications Consultant of the Year. Suzanne has also been recognized with the Amethyst Award for Outstanding Achievement on behalf of the government of Ontario for her involvement in responding to Canada’s ‘Ice Storm of the Century’ in 1998. Suzanne Bernier’s vast experience responding to emergencies, including Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, inspired her new book, Disaster Heroes.