For immediate release:
Our news service and public relations department has been contacted by kenpro at protectgrid.com informing us that the firm Helmet Holdings, LLC has begun the publishing of a web site dedicated to educating the general (civilian) public about a national security risk to the critical electric grid infrastructure in the U.S.A.
Borrowing from the tagline of a recently published book covering the EMP topic in depth, a Mr. Ken Mueller asking to be referred to by his nom de plume; Kenny Progreso, says the site will deal principally with the civil – military preparedness for an electromagnetic pulse catastrophe.
Kenny adds; “Our web site tagline we’ve come up with is – ‘Common Sense for the Common Defense’. We intend to add to the national conversation that many concerned citizens are having about their ability to cope with an electric “grid-down” scenario that could (conceivably) cause a major, long-term blackout across much of our nation. We intend to focus on practical, doable ways for people to build resilience into their lives so they have the confidence and resources to face whatever challenges could come their way”.
Mr. Progreso joins with many fellow bloggers across the “Prepper blogosphere” adding his peculiar take to the mix. Kenny explains; “There are a lot of really useful sites in the prepper community that provide great content and resources for us D.I.Y. preparedness types. The niche I see for protectgrid is #1: Educating the public, policymakers and discussing with local emergency and 1st responders our level of community preparedness (and how we can upgrade our preps), #2, I really see a place for me as a curator for the whole general topic of what I have termed Civil Defense 2.0. My efforts in this area will be to help define and highlight, but maybe more importantly, I hope to dredge into the politics that influences the way we citizens think about U.S. disaster readiness – both nationally and locally”.
We asked him to give us an example of what he’s talking about:
“Well for instance. The House just passed a bill (HR 3410) which directs the Dept. of Homeland Security to prepare a plan to protect the grid against an EMP event. What is going to be interesting is to see how this — first, whether it gets enacted and signed into law, and then how this will actually get implemented at the local, community level. You see, if (an EMP attack) gets drafted as a National Planning Scenario by the DHS, we should expect to see training and planning go out to all the DES (Disaster Emergency Services) organizations at the County level. That’s just one thing of many that we should start seeing at a local level. So, what I report on is…, well, I could interview a local county DES coordinator and find out from him what the DHS and FEMA are actually instructing him to do to prepare his/her community for a grid-down scenario in the event of an EMP emergency. We would know how serious this threat is being treated at the National level by getting a supervisor of the 1st Responder Response readiness team in the county to talk about the type of training they’re getting for dealing with such an emergency”.
“Using investigative journalism basics, that’s just one example of the key types of people we could interview to give our readers and listeners an engaging and hopefully interesting and even entertaining vantage point on what is happening on the civil defense 2.0 front”.
Kenny. I notice you just mentioned giving your readers AND listeners an engaging format. Would you like to explain further what you are talking about here? Are you planning on adding some audio-style blogging to to your article content?
Kenny replies: “Wow. Thanks for picking up on that! Yeah. Absolutely. I intend to launch a podcast anchored on the protectgrid platform and really, quite literally, keep the conversation going in this specific arena. I’m thinkin just to call it the Civil Defense 2.0 Podcast—Providing Common Sense for the Common Defense. And yeah, I’m already lining up folks who can add their expertise into the discussion. Hopefully I’ll tap into the preppers out there who want to listen-in and find out how WE the People are mobilizing our readiness, and maybe we can innovate ways to become more effective activists for raising the banner…, like you know ahhhh; “Preppers of the world unite”! Or something. I hope it strikes a good tone for having a positive, constructive dialog among us all”.
Well thanks Kenny for talking with us today. It sounds like you have some common sense things planned to promote your ideas on this EMP preparedness subject. We wish you luck when you’re ready to go full-on with your Podcast launch. Remember to come see us when you’re ready for marketing and promoting ProtectGrid in a professionally run media blitz. Until then…Best of luck…
Kenny: “Hey thanks a lot! I appreciate your time spent covering this. Yeah. I could use some extra help from you guys to get the word out definitely. I’ll probably be givin’ you a call soon. So long. Thanks again!