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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Post Storm Evaluation Report Beneficial
I applaud any effort to review performance in order to find
improvements. After-action reviews are a standard practice in business
and government to review past operations for ways to improve performance
and efficiency. An honest, open review of past operations is a
productive, positive way to find improvements, remove redundancies and
find gaps. It can provide the basis for an improved response plan for
the next emergency. It is not to assign blame. It is evaluation, not
criticism. This was a significant weather event. Such events provide
excellent opportunities to find improvements, if you're willing to look
for them. Or, you can become defensive, and say that you did the best
you could, attack the critics, and say that any honest critique of
performance is a political vendetta.
Chairman, Middletown Republican Town Committee.