HI-EMA debacle doesn’t make sense
Nothing makes sense in this Hawaii Emergency Management Agency debacle. Why would any important agency have a drill between shifts? A drill should not have disruptions or interruptions like shift changes.
How can a supervisor deviate from a script on his own in a drill? A “drill” cannot be improvised during a real-time procedure.
No one in their right mind would have as the button-pusher a person who failed twice before and been a source of concern for 10 years.
How did five warning officers hear the word “exercise” but were not bothered that the words, “this is not a drill,” was contradictory?
If warning officers are not required to check with a colleague, how is the button pusher to blame if the script says, “This is not a drill”?
Nothing was in the script to deactivate the warning or send an all-clear message. They expected the button pusher to make a correction when even the governor couldn’t.
This guy is the only one who did his job. Everyone else failed.
Ken Chang Kaneohe