Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Particularly Dangerous Situation

I was watching CNN the other day and there were a large number of very serious storms happening across the mid-section of the US, but CNN wasn’t talking Severe Storm Warning or the like. They were issuing several PDS warnings (Particularly Dangerous Situation).

I really like PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation). It would seem to have a very wide range of application. Storms, earthquakes and pestilence would fall into the category.

In our line of work a body in an unsafe environment (e.g. shooter still present) could warrant a PDS alert. Folks drinking (or using drugs) and driving ought to get a PDS alert. I like the idea of a broad based warning, useful until overused. I look forward to using it.

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