Mission: Recruit, train, mobilize, and deploy U.S. Military
veterans in a Unified-Incident-Command anytime the scope of a
terrorist attack, natural disaster, pandemic, or community
crisis overwhelms or exhausts "Public" sector response assets.
Focus on "Economy of Force" during each operational period through
the systematic deployment of Homeland Security "Public-to-Private" partnerships.
Stand U.S. chartered veteran organizations mission ready to deploy
"Private" sector Critical Incident Response Teams (CIRTs) and
Visual Intelligence Persons-Environment Recon (VIPER) squads.
Strategic Action Plan (SAP)
Merge Public and Private sector
Homeland Security mission statements to enhanced
member benefits in Posts, Leagues, and chartered organizations.
for a list of Door County Veteran' organizations.
Develop.. Homeland Security
Public-to-Private Partnerships through veteran organizations.
Veteran' VIPER Squads and Critical Incident Response Teams (CIRTs).
Veterans with Incident Command and Control training to include Staging Area (SAM) and Emergency Operations Centers
Attention Door County veterans!
This is a Homeland Security R&D website. Use it as a direct link
to your Door County Veteran Service Officer website
www.wicvso.org, link to your
post' website, and a tool to roll-call, recruit, train, and
deploy post' members during any large scale community crisis.
Call To Action:
veteran' posts have been able to focus on social gatherings and fund
raisers to support community projects and veterans in need.
terrorist' threats of another attack on US soil coupled with an urgent
need to deploy additional troops to Afghanistan, sends the clear message
that it's time we "assemble-the-troops," "baton-down-the-hatches,"
"lock-and-load," and train to be "mission-ready" to protect and defend
Page down to the next green table...
Welcome! I use this site to:
- field test "Private Sector" Homeland
Security response protocols taught through my Risk Management
Learning Center. www.RMLearningCenter.com.
From 9-11-01 through
9-11-09 this site was used to:
- Enlist and motivate post' members VFW
- Teach the Incident Command System
- Mobilize veterans and field test "Private
Sector" response protocols during
terrorist attacks, disasters, pandemics, or crises that overwhelm or
exhaust "Public Sector" response assets.
- Join our Special Operations Task Force and
learn to map our theater of operation.
For something to think about...
Door County citizens are rightly proud... of
government', law enforcement', and firefighting professionals. Advanced
training, well maintained equipment, and their performance under
pressure has gained them the respect of fellow first responders around
Unfortunately, equipment and training doesn't guaranteed the...
route to the incident will be clear nor that they'll be a terrorist'
secondary target. Also troubling, the public sector is faced with budget cuts
and staff turnover due to retirements and troop deployments overseas.
Volunteer departments are particularly hard hit... because they
depend on younger personnel willing and able to keep up with fast
changing firefighting, communication, military, and first responder'
protect and defend our homeland, veterans need to... capture and secure
their military experience, rebuild their Post' armory, study current
military protocols, drill to international performance standards,
mission-ready to deploy under a "unified" private sector
incident command. All
Door County veterans, I repeat, "All Door County veterans should
consult with our
Door County Veteran Service Officer at www.wicvso.org and join
a veterans' post close to their home.
Effective 9-11-09 I launched a campaign to
recruit... members for all seven Door County posts. You'll find
links throughout this web site to our County Veterans Service Officer's site
www.wicvso.org, as well as
individual post sites such as my VFW post 8337 site at
www.VFWPost8337.com and the
Door County U.S. Marine Corp League Detachment 1130 site at
Note: We'll also
provide links to our Basic and AIT learning centers for International
Risk Managers. It is important to emphasis, however, that your best source of
training might be found at your post level. Many of Door County's finest law enforcement, emergency
government, and fire fighter personnel are post members. Post Commanders
should keep an updated log of all certified law enforcement, emergency
government, firefighter, and first-responder personnel in their ranks.
"They should be your first choice when forming a "Unified" command
and first choice when selecting drill instructors.
In addition I'll use this site to encourage
veterans to use local law enforcement, emergency government, and fire
department websites using direct links as well as links through
www.co.door.wi.gov as well
as...our state representatives sites.
Considering the terrorist, natural disaster, and pandemic threats we're facing,
veteran posts should include Incident Command System training and
Homeland Security briefings at their monthly meeting and
post monthly Homeland Security updates in their newsletters.
Our Primary Homeland Security Mission!
The primary mission is...to
recruit, train, and deploy Door County veterans under a "Unified"
Incident Command anytime Door County stands in harms-way! We used a
similar strategy used by emergency governments after the 9-11-01
terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and a pandemic worst-case
- Step 1: We conducted threat assessments to identify
county' vulnerabilities. We also benchmarked the ability of Door
County veterans to respond during a terrorist attack, natural or
man-made disaster, pandemic, or community crisis if its scope
overwhelmed or duration exhausted "Public Sector" response assets.
- Step II: We conducted field and table top tests during
Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor and Fall Festival in Sister
Bay, to benchmark Private Sector' contingency plans, and assess
Public-to-Private partnerships deployed during the Ellison Bay gas
explosion, severe weather emergencies, ordered evacuations, and
requested housing-in-place during the H1N1 pandemic.
- Step III: We adopted the same Incident Command System
taught to Public Sector' law enforcement, emergency government, and
fire fighter personnel to the "Private Sector," writing Critical
Incident Response Team (CIRT) response protocols for veterans and
standardized Risk Management performance standards for our already
in place cadre of International Credit Union Risk Managers.
- Step IV: We now need to rebuild, better equip, and
retrain veterans through their respective veteran posts and
chartered veteran organizations.
- Step V: The final, and in some ways most difficult
challenge for both Public and Private sectors of society is to
maintain common focus and commitment to our national security. With
each troop deployment we suffer a draw-down of trained personnel
from both Public and Private sectors of society. In addition we
suffer from an attrition of experienced personnel due to an
aging population, voluntary and involuntary retirements, and health
issues. Consequently, if veterans and their respective veteran posts
are to maintain the needed level of ready-ness we need to have an
on-going community wide recruiting programs, updated training
regiments, and internationally accepted Private Sector response
We must never forget!
never apologize for defending our freedom!
Security" R&D site is owned and management by Risk Management
Learning Center faculty! .
10 Year Mission Statement
2001 to 2010
Our 10 year site
mission is to explore cost effective ways to form "Private
Sector" Unified Commands and mobilize US military veterans
anytime an incident's scope overwhelms or it's duration exhausts
public sector' responding assets. Tutorials, white papers, and
research support documents are housed at
This will help
you benefit from the growing list of homeland security find many
excellent Through this site
you'll find public and private sector homeland
security resources including law enforcement, fire fighter,
emergency government, and a host of private secsites, private sector VIPER, CIRT, ICS, CARVEL plus
Shock, as well as International Risk Management private Sector
Basic Training. This site is also used to mobilize a private
sector "unified" command if or when public sector response
assets are overwhelmed or exhausted.
To navigate click on
Rich Woldt -
Past Commander Liberty Grove VFW Post 8337
Veteran goals in 2009 include: Increasing post' membership and
veteran participation to homeland security, support of our
troops, and public to private partnerships.
Wisconsin deployed 3200 national guard troops overseas
leaving behind families who'll need our support and
communities who'll need our response if and when they find
themselves in harms way.
Door County veterans
- Form VIPER and CIRT squads... and stand mission
ready to respond to the next natural or man-made disaster,
terrorist attack, pandemic, or community crises that
overwhelms public sector first responders.
- Make sure all members know how to...establish a
Unified Incident Command, conduct a CARVEL plus Shock threat
assessment prior to community events, and how to benchmark
their family emergency preparedness and contingency plans
- Know how to access...Door County Emergency
Government, Law Enforcement, and Fire Fighter web sites
through our Door County Government site at:
as well as directly access our County Veteran Service
Officer site www.wicvso.org,
and public-to-private partnership sites
www.juststolen.net and international homeland security
- Establish liaisons at and mutual aid agreements
with... fellow veteran organizations such as Rolling Thunder
www.RollingThunderwi3.org and The Patriot
www.patriotguard.org as well as local
clubs such as the TITAN MCC and North East Wisconsin
Bikers Association (NEWBA).
- Public to Private Partnerships: Throughout
history, governments have emphasize the need to form cost
effective and mission ready militias and Homeland Security
partnerships to defend and protect our citizens. Throughout
history governments have emphasized the need to form
volunteer financial cooperatives to create economic
opportunities, stabilize the economy during depressions, and
rebuild the economic infrastructure after a community
- It stands to reason that...
- Veteran organizations such as... the American
Legion (AL), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Marine Corp
League, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and American
Veterans (AMVET) are all well positioned and mission ready
to support and mobilize veterans returning from service.
- The world credit union movement is... positioned
better than any other organization, anywhere in the world,
anytime in history to come to the aid of victims in need,
create jobs where there's unemployment, provide credit in a
depressed economy, or rebuild an economic infrastructure
around a defined "fields of membership (FOM)" or common
bond. FYI... In the late 70's and early 1980's we
organize a credit union using Door County as a common bond.
The Door County Community Credit Union was chartered at the
Lull-Abi Motel in Egg Harbor in the mid 80's to provide
consumer credit loans to anyone living or working in Door
County. The Door County Community Credit Union subsequently
merged into the Pioneer Credit Union which is part of the
Brown County Chapter of Credit Unions which is a Member of
the Wisconsin Credit Union League, which is a member of the
Credit Union National Association (CUNA Inc.) which is a
member of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). For
more information go to my RM Learning Center at:
- In 2009 we'll... train US veterans to be a
defense force and the world credit union movement to be an
economic development force anywhere in the world and at
anytime a credit union member or veteran's family stands in
Richard Woldt - Commander VFW Post
8337/CEO-The Risk Management Learning Center
Salute to Fallen Veterans
Effective 1-1-09 this site will focus on training all
veterans through their respective posts, forming mutual
aid agreements with veteran organizations throughout the
US, and basic training for all Door County based veteran
organizations, Door County veterans are directed first
for all their veteran needs and support.
This site and
and others owned by me are private sector homeland
security research sites focused primarily on forming
public-to-private international homeland security
Rich Woldt CEO RMLC
Veterans are embedded at every level of the public and
private sectors of society. I use this site to
train veterans in Basic Risk Management
procedures, Incident Command and Control
(ICS) protocols, and CARVEL plus Shock threat
assessments. We'll use this site to form Strategic Homeland
Partnerships (SHLSP), record Mutual Aid Agreements, and field
test "Private Sector" emergency response operations and
Private Sector Critical Incident Response Teams (PS-CIRT) protocols.
scope of a crisis overwhelms or its duration
exhausts public sector first responders,
- focus the world credit
union movement on maintaining and rebuilding
the economic infrastructure of effected
- set up "Private
Sector" emergency operation centers, and
"Private Sector" staging areas and mobilize
cost effective unified commands deployed
through veteran organizations.
- Click here to read
Basic Training R&D
Our 2009 training
will focus on Operational Risk Management, Incident
Command and Control (ICS), CARVEL plus Shock threat
assessments. focus will remain on
safeguarding against terrorist attacks, responding
to natural disasters, and deploying "social
distancing" protocols during a pandemic.
Welcome to Door County
Veterans . com
2008 Mission Briefing
I launched this Homeland Security R&D site on the first
anniversary of the WTC terrorist attacks. This HLS project
studied local, regional, national, and international private-to-private and
public-to-private emergency response and recovery partnerships
formed during Hurricanes Katrina and Ivan, the tsunami, the
bombings at the WTC and Federal Building in Oklahoma City, as
well as U.S. wildfires, earthquakes, biological waste spills,
BLEVEs, floods and tornados requiring mass housing-in-place or
mass evacuations. During 2008 we will continue field test and
fine tune private sector response protocols, promote standard
private sector' mutual aid agreements, update RM and HLS private
sector tutorials, and update our "International Risk Management
Performance Standards" for veteran organizations, WOCCU members,
and Asian' financial cooperatives. Veterans, click here to
learn more. Credit Union
Risk Managers, click here to
Please read the rest of this page before attending
any of our Risk Management or Homeland Security
workshops. Pay particular attention to "Step 1:
Forming HLS Partnerships and Establishing HLS Liaisons
at all levels of the public and private sectors. Page
down or click here to learn more...
|We use this site to benchmark
the "private sectors" ability to respond to
and meet victim needs
during a large scale community crisis.
And, "We use this site to merge private sector'
crisis management systems into a unified incident
command the private sector can deploy when public sector
first responders are overwhelmed by the crisis'
scope or exhausted by its duration!"
Basic Training -
"Private" Sector Incident Command & Control!
A Salute to
Veterans and The World Credit Union Movement!
This site was launched to support a five year Homeland Security
R&D project conducted by faculty at the Risk Management Learning
I salute and thank the many U.S. veterans and veteran
organizations who volunteered their time, completed surveys, and
supported our field testing operations. I owe a special thank
you to the U.S. State Departments of Emergency Management and
the Wisconsin law enforcement associations who mentored this
project from day one.
I thank the world credit union
movement, and salute the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU),
CUNA and Affiliates, and CUNA Mutual Group for their leadership
during the 9-11-01 terrorist attacks, the tsunami, and every
hurricane, flood, tornado, and earthquake since they founding in 1934.
And, I salute the credit unions chartered specifically to serve
law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency governments, our U.S.
military and members working in transportation,
telecommunications, and the utilities industries so important to
our national economic infrastructure.
Our cadre of International Credit
Union Risk Managers will be using this site to access our
Homeland Security R&D files. Credit Union Chapter Leaders,
veterans and Post Commanders will use this site to access our
Homeland Security and Incident Command and Control "Basic
Training" manuals as well as our Risk Management tutorials and links to project
updates. Chapter leadersYou can also reach our business development sites
through my personal web site at
Rich Woldt - CEO The Risk Management Learning
United States Veterans Join
Forces with the International Credit Union Movement
HLS Joint Command: Veterans and International Credit Union Risk Managers: Go
www.RMLearningCenter.com and click on "Faculty" icons for
your links to CPP, and CFE certification continuing educations.
You can also go to
www.ACFE.com directly. Tell them I sent you. Also, go direct
to www.InfraGard.net and
www.juststolen.net to file incident report for the FBI and
The Role Veterans
Play During A Large Scale Community Crisis
Following are excerpts from our Door
County Veterans' Operation Logs. Use them to reach
case studies, white papers, and Incident Command reports
based on crisis in Door County. (Note: Case studies are
based on periods of highest population concentration, in
communities with limited ability to house-in-place or
- Staging Area Management - Based on Hasenjager
barn fire in Jacksonport Wisconsin. (ASIS Chapter
- Biological Attacks During Fall Festival
- Pandemic Scare During Pumpkin-Patch Festival (RMLC
- Fighting Wild Fires During a Terrorist Attack
- The Role the Door County Community Credit Union
Played During Katrina!
- The Role Veterans Play during Amber Alerts!
- The Role Veterans Play during a Mass-Evacuation!
- The Role Veterans Play during a Terrorist
- An Overview of Federal Emergency Response Team
Training (ASIS Chapter 067 Speakers & Presentations)
- Basic Homeland Security Training for Veterans
(RMLC Curriculum 2008) (Credit Union Risk
Managers and CEO's! I recommend you sponsor a Risk
Management session at your next credit union chapter
- The Benefit of Embedding Veterans as Liaisons on
the Frontlines! learn more
- A Major League Thank You to our Public Sector
Veterans promote HLS
Mutual Aid Agreements
All Door County Veterans! During
Phase IV and V, we'll sign mutual aid compacts at
the national level through the National Headquarters for
the VFW, American Legion, AMVETs, and Marine Corp
Leagues. We've already formed a mutual-aid network of
International Credit Union Risk Managers through the
World Council of Credit Unions and the CUNA Mutual
Insurance Group. The role Door County continues to play
in the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast is a role model of
projects we're currently managing through the Caribbean.
Door County's private sector can be vary proud of you
and your fellow veterans around the world. Future
operations and deployments will be managed through the
VFW web site network. Go to
to enlist. Rich Woldt
U.S. Veteran' Missions & Goals
Our mission? We update Risk Management (RM) strategies for mobilizing the
private sector during a terrorist attack, man-made or natural
disaster, pandemic, or large scale community crisis. Our goals
include speeding up the RM process to more quickly and
accurately identify the crisis type, measure the crisis' scope
along with the potential for scope creep, and deploy an appropriate and
timely risk specific "private" sector unified command.
This HLS project assumes all public sector emergency
response unites are in place, adequately staffed, properly
equipped, trained and standing mission-ready to respond the vast
majority of the time. This site specifically is focused on the
role played of the private sector during the first minutes of a
life threatening incident and when public sector first
responders are either overwhelmed by the scope or exhausted by
the duration of the crisis.
Rich Woldt - Commander VFW Post 8337 - Liberty
Grove Wisconsin USA
Missions? Our mission is to better define the emergency response and recovery role played by
the "private" sector during a terrorist attack, natural or man-made
disaster, pandemic, or large scale community crisis. Especially
mass housing-in-place or evacuations of more than 2,000 men,
women, and children.
We promote the same four phase project development strategy
recommended by the Department of Emergency Government for the
public sector (law enforcement, fire departments, emergency
- Phase I: We benchmark "private" sector contingency and
business resumption plan writing, their risk analyses and
pre-event self-risk assessments, their written emergency
response protocols and their crisis management systems of
- Phase II: We identify "private sector" common-denominators within U.S.
communities to span the gap between segments of the
private sector as well as bridge the gap between private
and public sector first responders.
- Phase III: We create templates for enlisting,
equipping, training, assembling, and systematically deploying
private sector assets within the first
72 hours of any worse case scenario.
- Phase IV: We establish International Risk Management
performance standards for private sector emergency response
and recovery volunteers.
Private Sector - Homeland Security Liaisons:
It's a fact! "No one has all the right answers and there are no silver
bullets!" Consequently, we establish "closed-loop" feedback
systems using veterans and veteran organizations in the United
States and the world credit union movement through its credit
union chapters, leagues, national and international credit union
trade associations. This provides our RM project teams with
liaisons embedded at all levels of the private, public, and
international segments of society. Adhering to the "concertina"
principle of unified command and control, liaison teams expand and contract to meet the needs of the
community, region, national, or international community they
serve. Following are examples of our liaison templates.
Click here to view U.S. veteran' "Public
Click here to view U.S. veteran' "Private
Click here to view International Risk
These tutorial drafts are used during RMLC workshops. They are not to be copied or distributed
without written permission of an RMLC faculty member. If
the links do not work, contact your credit union director of
education for assistance.
US veterans through their posts and veteran organizations and
credit union members through their credit unions, chapters, and
trade associations were selected to bridge the gap between
industries as well as between any group, club, society, or
organization representing a social or business segment of the
private sector. InfraGard was selected to bridge the gap between
the private and public sectors. While other international
private security associations such as ASIS and the FSPA were
heavily involved in establishing g international private sector
emergency response performance standards, InfraGard consistently
was identified as the organization best positioned to coordinate
the formation of any public-to-private homeland security
Rich Woldt - VFW Post 8337
Posted 4-1-08: Effective immediately,
will be used as our primary HLS R&D training site. I know
it's under construction but we're already using it as a tutorial
in the international credit union movement. This will
complete the integration of sites supporting our U.S.
veterans and our WOCCU/International Credit Union Risk
www.VFWPost8337.com will be used specifically for basic and
advanced RM training for veterans. Everyone, should download the
VFW tool bar and become familiar with the HLS training as well
as the "radio" functions. We're working to broadcast Door County
League Baseball via that radio system. Use the links below
to access our public, private, and international liaisons. Note,
these are templates. The actual persons in each liaison post
will change over time.
This page is set up to be
printed as a handout during basic training. If read on line the
links should hotlink you to appropriate public sector web sites. Note:
I attempt to color code our R&D sites to help researchers
track their input.
Gray usually is
dated status reports from me.
something to do with Homeland Security,
yellow are used
to guide students, and
white is usually the most current updates.
Rich Woldt - VFW Post 8337 Liberty Grove
This is a U.S. Veteran' Homeland Security research and
development site managed by The Risk Management Learning Center at:
We launched it as a teaching tool for the "private" sector.
Its focus is on what the "private" sector can do during
any community crisis who's scope overwhelms or duration exhausts
public sector first responders. This site was created to answer the call
from the Department of Homeland Security to design, develop, and deploy
a "private" sector response during the next terrorist attack, man-made
or natural disaster, pandemic, or large scale community crisis.
This site is constantly under construction but not often
updated. I use it to HLS tutorials and research papers for
veteran and veteran organizations in the private sector. For
click here to reach project R&D files for our veteran liaison project.
During this project we created a local, district, state, national and
international network of HLS liaisons we'd use to form a unified command
comprised of US veterans and the world credit union movement. The project included creating functional
public-to-private homeland security partnerships focused on combating
terrorist threats and preparing the private sector for the next man-made
or natural disaster, pandemic, or large scale community crisis requiring
either mass housing-in-place or a mass evacuation.
Partnerships depend on Veteran' HLS Liaisons!:
Building cost effective and efficient public-to-private
sector HLS partnerships required us to build an internet based
network of domestic and international public and private sector
liaisons. Click on one of the following buttons to reach the
liaison templates we created for Door County. Note, these are
templates we'll use in our RMLC tutorials. The actual person in each
position will depend on the private sector organization using
Click here to view U.S. veteran' "Public
Click here to view U.S. veteran' "Private
Click here to view International Risk
Click here to view our five year Homeland
Security Mission Statement!
Click here to preview "Private Sector" Homeland
Security tutorial template!
Click here for "unified" command briefing from Hurricane
Ivan in Jamaica!
Click here for
briefing on 1st responder protocols!
Click here for briefing on contingency planning!
Click here for briefing on mass-evacuations controllable crime
Future tutorials should be downloaded from
Always go to your Door County Director
of Emergency Management for the latest Door County Homeland
Security training, handouts, posters, etc. Go to
- Homeland Security projects and programs
promoted at this site are strictly for the private sector of
society. All tutorials and templates are designed to be used
anywhere in the world, by any company, business association,
club, society, or group of any size or organizational structure.
Credit unions should go to
www.RMLearningCenter.com for credit union specific HLS and
Risk Management training and tutorials.
This site has been parked which means you can
now go to individual post sites or
www.wicvso.org for what I
call a link to the world of veterans. For example, go to
join the VFW. While there, download the VFW toolbar and complete
the Door County Veteran' Roll Call. That site will link you to
Door Co. law enforcement, fire fighter, and emergency government sites
as well as our veteran' liaisons in the public, private, and
international sectors. Until further notice this
site will be used as a pass-through site for veteran posts
chartered in Door County.
Log into www.wicvso.org,
introduce yourself to your County Veteran' Service Officer - Scott
McFarlane and as Scott says, "Get the benefits you deserve! You've
Remember: Rebuilding our
economy starts at home so:
Support business within your
When you're looking to invest or for a home
in or near Milwaukee Wisconsin area go to:
and talk to my brother!
Past Commander VFW Post 8337
Cell # 608-712-7880
never forget nor be caught off guard!
Veterans and Post Commanders: I've formed a global
response to the next terrorist attack.
to join our mutual aid "pack", and learn more about our
Homeland Security, VIPER, and CIRT Basic Training.
- Download the VFW tool bar!
- Take tours listed in left column
- Join the post of your choice
- Get involved!
Door County Veterans Service
in your favorites
member "Veterans Commission" appointed by the Door County Board of
Supervisors hires a "Veteran's Service Officer" to administer veterans
affairs in Door County. There is also a "Veteran's Council" made up of
two representatives from each post. Go to
for more information.
There are four American Legion posts in Door County (Post 72 in
Sturgeon Bay, Post 372 in Maplewood, Post 527 in Sister Bay, and Post
402 on Washington Island), three Veteran of Foreign War (VFW) posts
(Liberty Grove Post 8337, Fish Creek Post 9290, and Sturgeon Bay post
3088), one AMVET Post 51 in Sturgeon Bay, one Marine Corp League
Detachment 1130 in Sturgeon Bay and the Cooties Post 43 in Sturgeon Bay.
(Yes, I know the Cooties have not been seen for awhile, but they're out
there somewhere so be ready to party the next time one crosses your
Lifetime VFW Member
2009 Homeland Security Private Sector Partnerships
We've reduced the time it takes to assemble private
sector' CIRT and VIPER squads, form Unified Commands and
establish private sector'
Emergency Operations Centers (EOC's) and Staging Areas.
- We updated our private
sector EOC, Staging Area, and on-site Incident Command Post
- We've updated our private sector deployment protocols
include "best practices" from RMLC post
crisis surveys between
2001 and 2009.
- We've established an
on-line mustering/roll-call and command system to
merge veteran' and International CURM response and
- We continue to build liaisons with national
biker organizations such as Rolling Thunder
www.RollingThunderwi3.org and The Patriot
www.patriotguard.org as well as local
clubs such as the TITANs and NEWBA.and
Note: For security
reasons credit unions not already logged into these
programs are asked to go through either their league,
chapter, or CMG representatives to be properly
identified and qualified to join. At a minimum credit
union, league and chapter liaisons must have been
accepted into InfraGard.
We're a "Home-Rule" Society
Let it be done!
The USA is a "Home-Rule" society. We're responsible and
accountable for our own law and order. When our
community grows, we collectively elect County/Shire
Riffs and hire Police/Garda Chiefs to enforce our laws.
To help ensure our health safety, we assemble and train
fire fighters and empower one to take command when our
community stands in harms way. As a community we hire,
equip, train and retrain emergency response teams
appropriate to risks created by our society and unique
to each community. When "single commands" escalate to
"unified," when the crisis scope overwhelms or the
duration exhausts, public-to-private partnerships
respond to rescue victims and rebuild communities.
Terrorist' target characteristics include
concentrated populations, a high initial body
count, vulnerable secondary targets, vulnerable
communication links, and global media attention.
Combat strategies include recruiting embedded
liaisons, triggering attacks off any community
crisis, and franchising operations to
Our "Private" Sector Veteran'
unified command starts with 12 positions
commanded by the Post Commander closest to the
incident scene. Our "Private" Sector Credit
Union unified command starts with 12 positions
commanded by the Chairman of the Board of
Directors from the credit union closest to the
incident scene. Both have only one Incident
Commander and both adopt to the incident scope
and potential for scope creep (Concertina
Public Sector Homeland Security Strategic
After the terrorist' attacks of 9-11-01 our Public
Sector launched a four year project to hire, equip,
train, and deploy public sector response assets based on
incident type, scope, and potential for scope creep.
When Hurricane Katrina systematically overwhelmed our
Public Sector a call went out from the Department of
Homeland Security to mobilize a Private Sector response
following the same Incident Command System required of
Public Sector' Law Enforcement, Emergency Governments,
and Fire Fighters.
International Private Sector Incident Command and
Control Performance Standards that evolved since
9-11-01, the tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina include:
A 72 hour stand-alone
protocols for companies with more than 500
Upgraded Contingency Plans,
Business Continuity Plans, Business
Resumption Plans, and Management Succession
Protection protocols to include CEOs, Boards
of Directors and their family members.
Branch Banking protocols to
include liquidity management programs during
mass housing-in-place and mass evacuations.
Public-to-Private Sector Partnerships
following Incident Command System and
National Incident Management System
policies, procedures, and protocols.
P-to P Partnerships must be
based on a worst case scenario that includes
a 9-11-01 scope terrorst' attacks, natural
and man-made disasters, pandemic, and a
large scale/level 3 community crisis.
Private Sector ICS
performance standards include:
Operational Period #1:
Stabilizing victims, defining the incident
type, estimating the incident scope,
predicting the potential for incident cope
creep, and speeding public sector response
personnel and assets to the scene.
Operational Period #2: Set
up incident appropriate "Private Sector"
Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs), Staging
Areas, and Mobile Command Centers three
miles from ground zero.
Mobilize a Veteran - Credit Union Movement
Unified Command focused on victim recovery
and community reconstruction.
Benefits from this project include:
- To ensure a coordinated response during the next
terrorist attack, natural or man-made disaster,
pandemic, or large scale community crisis, we adopted
the Incident Command System (ICS) to the private sector
and adopted NIMS as a private sector emergency response
- To improve communications we created a network of
public/private sector liaisons capable of 24/7 "closed-loop"
secured communications, and flexible enough to adjust to any and
all unified command structures.
- To better support public
sector first responders when the incident scope
overwhelms their ability to respond or incident scope
creep exhausts their response and recovery assets, we
created private sector supply lines to reinforce both
public sector personnel and their response/recovery
- To reduce confusion and improve communications
during the next crisis, we've improved private sector
EOC and Staging area floor plans, simplified private
sector incident plan writing, introduced GPS into
private sector logistics, established standard claims
settlement and claims adjusting procedures for the
private sector Incident Command - Chief of Finance.
Thank You Door County!
Your support and
cooperation during this 5 year RMLC Homeland
Security project will not be forgotten.
"Effective and efficient Public to Private
Homeland Security Partnerships work when they operate
separate and distinct from each other until one reaches
out to the other and requests a "Unified" response
properly focused on the best interests of victims and
their community in harms way"
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Rich Woldt CPP, CFE, CEO ----
The Risk Management Learning
Question? I'm often asked, "How does this
study relate to what the US public sector is already doing?"
Answer: Our public sector first responders i.e. law
enforcement, fire fighters, emergency governments, etc. are our
first line of defense. After Katrina, it became obvious that at
some point our first line of defense can and will be overwhelmed
by the scope or exhausted by the duration of the crisis. The
order went out from the top levels of the public sector to
launch an initiative focused on mobilizing the private sector if
and when they're needed. This study was an answer to that call.
Question? What role did Door County play in this
five year Homeland Security Study?
Answer: Because I was born and raised in Fish Creek
and have now retired in Sturgeon Bay, it was convenient to use
use Door County as a role model for the world. While Door County
represented less than 1/10 of one per cent of the
counties/parishes/shires studied, it was convenient for
collecting visuals for Risk Management case studies, tutorials,
and videos. In the study, Door County was pooled with Pitkin
County (Aspen) Colorado, Jamaica, Ireland, So. Korea, Hawaii,
and coastal regions of the United Kingdom. Why? All pose similar
Risk Management challenges. For example, all have similar
population concentrations that fluctuate based on international
tourism. Door County is on a peninsula and Aspen is in a valley.
Consequently, emergency response protocols are similar. Both
need to focus heavily on housing-in-place during the first
operational period, preparing shelters to stand-alone for the
national standard 72 hours. If a mass evacuation is ordered,
both counties and communities pose the same terrorist threats,
transportation bottle necks, and pandemic' "social distancing"
challenges. Door County is unique because communities on the
west side of the peninsula along highway 42 face distinctly
different risks than communities along highway 57. And, in my
top ten list of reasons I used Door County in this study, I've
been involved with law enforcement, fire fighters, and emergency
government in Door County since the 1950s.
Each study group was benchmarked annually, comparing where
they were to where they were expected to be based on benchmarks
set by US emergency government and homeland security performance
standards. Door County residents can be proud of our public
sector. Note: to avoid any bias, everyone studied was given a
coded number so benchmarking judged only the performance and not
Benefits from this project include:
- To ensure every man, women, and child in
the private sector is on-board before the next terrorist attack,
natural or man-made disaster, pandemic, or large scale community
crisis, we developed a series of private sector "basic training"
tutorials and field tests to benchmark the private sector's
readiness to respond.
Without a doubt
the most enjoyable part of this Homeland Security R&D
project was having an opportunity to learn from Public
and Private sector professionals who willingly and
without reservation shared their knowledge and
experience. I will always cherish the time we shared. I
will always look forward to the next time our paths
cross. I'm confident, whether we meet during the next
tornado, gas explosion, toxic waste spill, wildfire,
flood, pandemic or terrorist attack we'll together
step-up-to-the-plate and work together like a well oiled
machine under a community "unified" command!
I owe a special thank you to Door County's Public
Sector for the role they played during our field testing
of "private sector" emergency response and recovery
VFW Post 8337
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Click here after January 1, 2009 to record memories of the
Colonel for our summer farewell salute....
go to your respective post' web site such as
our CVSO website at
www.wicvso.org to determine your eligibility
to belong to one of the seven veteran posts in Door County.
Click here for a tribute to John Mahoney ---
Click here for a word copy of VFW Post 8337 January
news letter and tribute to Richard S. Davis to post.
for pdf file!
Note: Per our CVSO...
http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagetiq.html is an
excellent site to learn about flag etiquette.
Keep in touch our legislators: Click on...
www.co.door.wi.gov to fully appreciate the quality
of service and high level of professionalism
demonstrated daily at the county level.
Rich Woldt - VFW Post 8337
A message to all
our elected officials!
Now is NOT the time to cut
back on missile defenses or limit our ability to collect
intelligence needed to stop the next terrorist attack.
If you have read this far. Thank
Now it's time to either fish or cut bait. It's time
to stand up for what you believe or continue to stand in
the shadows and wait for someone else to fight your
It is my opinion, and I'll admit it's not an opinion
shared by all veterans or veteran organizations; in my
opinion, our current Commander in Chief and his
socialist Czars are leading us into another Viet Nam
style war. His failure to listen to his Generals or act
decisively, his apologetic, egocentric baring, and his
naive approach to North Korea and Iran, and his blind
willingness to close offshore prisons and consolidate
international and domestic terrorist populations are all
guaranteeing the war on terrorism will soon be fought on
If you voted for him, you have my sympathy as I'm
sure you're embarrassed and disappointed. Fortunately,
no one needs to know who you voted for, unless you tell
I placed this final thought at the end of my home
page because to manage this site I needed to stay
politically neutral. Now however, in good conscience I
must divert my energy to "telling it like it is."
My final instructions to my fellow Door County
Veterans is "Carry on" as you see fit!
Rich Woldt ---
Viet Nam Vet and Proud to carry on
our fight for freadom!
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Post 8337' Homeland Security
Research and Development (R&D) Site
read before using this site!
This web site was launched as part of a Department of Homeland
Security R&D project focused on building more effective and
efficient "public-to-private" partnerships in the war on
terrorism. To conform with HLS public sector' dictates, the
Incident Command System (ICS) was adopted as the incident
management system to be taught in the U.S. private sector and
NIMS terminology was adopted as the incident management
vocabulary. For this web site, Public sector law enforcement was
represented by Wisconsin's County Sheriffs and Sheriff's
associations, Wisconsin's Chiefs of Police and Chiefs of Police
associations. The Wisconsin National Guard and all US military
personnel mentored by Major General (Retired) Al Wilkening
appointed by Governor Jim Doyle to lead the States citizen and
volunteer emergency preparedness efforts and Brigadier General
Donald P. Dunbar, Adjutant General of Wisconsin (effective
9-1-07). General Dunbar is responsible for the federal and state
missions of the Wisconsin National Guard and the Wisconsin
Division of Emergency Government. He is also the governor's
Homeland Security Advisor and chairs the governor's Homeland
Security Council. Specific to this web site study only, public
sector emergency management was represented by public sector
personnel under the direction and control of Johnnie Smith the
Director of Wisconsin Emergency Management. That did include all
Wisconsin Fire Chiefs and Emergency Metical Technicians (EMTs,)
hospital and Department of Health and Social service agencies
and their "professional" associations.
It is critically important to underscore that at no time did
this study judge or criticize the performance, training, or
dedication of an individual or department representing the
public sector. To avoid bias, all
public sector employees studied were given a coded number so
only by having access to our key-codes would researchers know
the identify of those being critiqued. In addition, this study
involved over 300 counties/parishes in the US so the impact Door
County's public sector statistically had on project conclusions
was negligible at best. Although many visuals documenting
HLS protocols came from Door County, statistically Door County's
public sector represented less than 1/10 of one per-cent of the
public sector agencies involved in the RMLC International
Homeland Security study.
The "Private Sector" represented in the study included credit
unions belonging to WOCCU (The World Council of Credit Unions),
chartered volunteer organizations and their respective U.S.
State and Federal associations, US military veterans and their
chartered posts, and chartered U.S. State and Federal veteran'
From a world credit union standpoint, this study resulted in
the "International Credit Union Risk Management" performance
standards we teaching at
www.RMLearningCenter.com and the emergency response and
recovery protocols that will be taught through a "Basic
Training" program under development at
Focus on security - RMLC
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