HSFA Ready Roadmap kicking off preparedness campaign at HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit

The Homeland Security Foundation of America is planning to kickoff Ready Roadmap San Diego from Paradise Point Resort (“HALO Island”) this fall, sponsored by the HALO Corporation and Fedhealth.

HSFA’s Ready Roadmap USA incorporates a grassroots public awareness campaign, safety day events and other community activities to help people understand the hazards in their local area and mitigate those hazards, hoping for the best, but planning for the worst. This is a high priority and one that’s ongoing – America needs ALL hands on deck on this one.

Tornadoes, wildfires and storms like hurricanes Katrina, Gustav and Ike have devastated entire states, including mission critical areas that produce fuel, energy, food and other important goods for Americans. Crimes against our youths are on the rise, and years after 9/11, we still face the growing threat of terrorism. The awesome power of nature cannot be controlled and no one knows when criminals will strike, but we can work together to help prepare families to survive disasters and keep their communities safe.

HSFA will conduct its annual meeting of the board October 29, 2012 from “HALO Island”, made possible by generous donations from the HALO Corporation. The next day, HSFA will kickoff Ready Roadmap in the city of San Diego delivering life-saving public safety and disaster preparedness resources and information to more than 1,000 attendees at the HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit and more than 5,000 families in San Diego County between October 30 and November 3, 2012.

Be a part of this extraordinary public safety evolution…

Be a Sponsor

Public Safety is one of HSFA’s primary Areas of Operation using a single resource — our disaster preparedness and first aid manual — customized for each target location. This handy reference book is the ideal resource to help families stop just thinking about preparedness and start taking definitive steps to get ready.

Even though people throw the average flyer away, HSFA has never seen a single one of these substantial preparedness manuals in the trash–they get passed around from family to family, from friend to friend and from one concerned citizen to another.

This means thousands of people will have the chance to see just how much you care about their well-being for years to come. With life-saving resources and safety information on hand and a serious show of concern from businesses they trust, families will be empowered to get ready and stay prepared for disasters. This is what Ready Roadmap is all about, keeping families safe!

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to HSFA to support the Ready Roadmap USA program and get your business or cause highlighted with maximum sponsorship recognition in print, online and in the media by downloading HSFA’s Sponsorship package in PDF.


Make a difference by helping spread the word about Ready Roadmap in your area and telling the people in your community HSFA will be at the HALO Counter-Terrorism summit.

Discover the HALO Counterterrorism Summit

In a historic move, the HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit is transforming San Diego’s 44-acre Paradise Point Resort into a tactical battle lab. For five days, HALO will fully occupy this entire island paradise.

This Four-Diamond luxury resort is tucked away on Mission Bay, minutes from the heart of downtown San Diego, and features California beach bungalow-style guest rooms amidst lush, tropical gardens and meandering lagoons.

“HALO Island” will utilize over 36,000 square feet of indoor space and an additional 30,000 square feet of outdoor space with bay views, lagoons and tropical gardens for live-action demonstrations, training exercises and education. Dramatic waterfront spaces overlooking the marina and Mission Bay will also be leveraged for maritime demonstrations.

Keynote Speakers

HALO training summits draw the best and brightest minds from the counterterrorism and emergency response fields. This year’s keynote speakers currently include:

General Michael Hayden (ret.)– Mr. Hayden served as director of the National Security Agency (1999-2005), the first principal director of National Intelligence (2005-2008), and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2006-2009). Following his 39-year career in the Air Force as a four-star general, he is now a principal at the Chertoff Group.

Deputy Chief Michael Downing – As commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Counterterrorism and Special Operations Bureau, Mr. Downing leads five operational divisions: Major Crimes Division, Emergency Services Division, Metropolitan Division, Air Support Division and Emergency Operations Division. He also sits on the executive board of the Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC).

Alejandro Poiré Romero – Mr. Romero is Secretary of the Interior for the country of Mexico. He previously served as the director-general of the Ministry of Public Safety and the Center for Research and National Security, a Mexican intelligence agency.

Training Courses and Education

The Summit’s multi-track training environment will offer over 30 courses on current and relevant security issues ranging from border and maritime security to cyber terrorism and modern warfare. Many of the courses taught are eligible for continuing education credits. The schedule includes courses such as:

  • Emergency Response & Disaster Management: First-Person Account of the Floods of the Midwest
  • Domestic Counter-Insurgency Operations
  • Basic iPhone Forensics and Exploitation for Law Enforcement
  • Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking
  • Drug Cartels: An American View from Mexico
  • Islamic Literalist Ideology
  • Foreign Weapons Identification + more

Video preview of 2012 HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit

Register for 2012 HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit

The HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit runs Monday, October 29, 2012 8:00 AM – Friday, November 02, 2012 3:30 PM (Pacific) at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego CA. To learn more or to register, visit The HALO Corporation 

Sponsorship Opportunity

Please join the HALO Corp and Fedhealth in supporting HSFA’s campaign to make families safer in San Diego and around the nation. Visit HSFA to learn more.

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