FEMA is not the Thunderbirds. The do not have fantastic ships capable to fly anywhere in the world at Mack 17 and deliver trained personnel in fantastic machines that will solve a natural disaster before the commercial break.

FEMA is the federal equivalent of Costco: they provide supplies, cash and the occasional guidance by the same people that can’t keep the highways from coming apart and take 3 decades to build an overpass.

This is Florida: Every year, government and civilians train and expect a natural disaster from June till November. I trained in Community Response Teams and although it bears the stamps and monies from FEMA, my instructors were Miami Dade Fire Rescue who had actually had experience in dealing with emergencies and taught us how to attend to disasters including building collapses. It was not some flunky from D.C. trying to tell us how smart them folks up there are.

Searching for victims in collapsed structures. Training to help your neighbors right then and there, not waiting for FEMA to show up.

FEMA can’t figure out where are the paperclips, but somehow we are supposed to allow them full control when something happens in our neighborhood? And they have almost ZERO training on actual hands on rescue and recovery?

Hard pass on that one

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

4 thoughts on “A quick thought on the alleged FEMA response to the Surfside Building Collapse.”
  1. It’s not about FEMA, really. Or about state and local rescue forces.

    It’s about using this tragedy to smear DeSantis, any possible way. Even if it’s a blatantly stupid lie — they’ll repeat it, and try to shout down or silence rebuttals.

    You can lay a lot of sins at Dubya’s feet, but the mess in New Orleans post-Katrina wasn’t all on him if it ever was. Both the governor of Louisiana and the mayor of New Orleans dropped the ball spectacularly and then sobbed for the cameras how ‘FEMA has failed us!!11’.

    (I do fault Bush for not realizing how stupid ‘you’re doing a heckuva job, Brownie’ would sound.)

    1. The Katrina non-response blame lay solely on Governor Blank-O and Mayor Chocolate City. Bush was a puppet, yet he did all that should be expected from a DC swamp dweller.

  2. Glossing over an important nuance here.

    This is about the all-encompassing State, its wisdom, benevolence, etc… When a leftist (and it is nearly 100% leftists that think FEMA is some kind of magic agency capable of handling all disasters.) encounters something that is outside of their abilities, they expect the Government to take care of it for them. This building collapse is just one example.

    When they take on an overwhelming student loan, they turn to the government to fix it for them.
    When a leftist is having a tough time paying rent, they look to the government to institute rent controls.
    When a leftist… well, I can cite dozens of examples, but the reality is the leftists assume the Government exists to take care of them. And, when it does not do so instantly, they need to blame the party that knows how and what the government really does.

    I want magic immediately! demands the idealistic liberal
    Does not happen that way, says the realistic conservative.
    You are the problem, replies the idealistic liberal.

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