The “Button Pusher” Speaks; Expert Assessment of HI-EMA; Lava Tour Hazards; HOT Daughter of Regiment
Emergency Management Agency “Button Pusher” Defends His Actions
The state employee who triggered last month’s false missile warning is speaking out. He claims that he is a scapegoat being used to cover up systematic failures and higher-level mistakes.
Intro Music: Ghost Walk by The Budos Band
Outside Experts Asses Hawaii’s Emergency Management System
The private firm GP Strategies advises governments and private entities around the world on best practices in emergency preparation and management. We asked two of the company’s experts to assess the known facts surrounding last month’s false missile alert.
Outro Music: Baby Missiles by The War On Drugs
Lava Viewing Safety
Lava tour guide Sean King died after possible exposure to a hazardous gas cloud. The fumes were generated when a heavy rainstorm hit an active lava flow. King was well acquainted with the hazards of volcano viewing and had also volunteered with the Volcanoes National Park.
Outro Music: Cats by Sinai Vessel
HOT’s Daughter of Regiment
Intro Music: Let Me Back In by Rilo Kiley
Outro Music: U R Here by Boom Bip