Commander Steven J. Craig, USCG(r)
“works as a civilian for the U.S. Coast Guard in Honolulu, HI as a port security planner; specializing in port reconstitution
and salvage recovery planning. His previous employments have included work with the State of Washington Emergency Management
Division, Emergency Coordinator with Columbia County, Oregon and Emergency Response Planning Coordinator at The Evergreen
State College in Olympia, WA. As a Coast Guard Reserve Commander (Captain-Select), Steve has recently served in Austin, TX
in regards to Hurricane Ike recovery along with his five details in 2005/2006 to Louisiana in response to Hurricane Katrina.
Last December 2007 he worked as the volunteer EOC manager in Boistfort, WA in response to the disastrous winter floods that
devastated the area.
Commander Steven J. Craig continues
to serve his country as a Commander with the Coast Guard Reserve working on contingency planning issues assigned as the Emergency
Preparedness Liaison Officer for FEMA Region X (Bothell, WA). He is a Certified Emergency Manager, Qualified Contingency Planner
with the U.S. Coast Guard, and certified FEMA Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Instructor. He writes a monthly home
article for the local newspaper and has been a speaker at several national and international disaster emergency planning conferences
including Philadelphia (PA), Orlando (FL), and Rome, Italy.” Commander Steven J. Craig is the author
of Chronicles of Katrina: Lessons Learned from the Hurricane Katrina Disaster for your Home Preparedness Planning.
One reader of Chronicles
of Katrina: Lessons Learned from the Hurricane Katrina Disaster for your Home Preparedness Planning said, “Steven
Craig ate, lived, & breathed, response efforts following Katrina. Rather than writing from a literature review, he writes
from a 1st hand experience perspective. This is one of the best books on the market, to help you develop a disaster plan for
your family, so that in today's world, you will have the necessary information to prepare, respond, and recover, from
a disaster, whether a local or mass catastrophic event, such as Katrina. Additionally, his experience is not solely Katrina
based, he is an emergency manager, and has taught emergency management on a college level. His book is easy to read and understand;
he leaves out the jargon, and presents the information for practical day-to-day application.”
According to the book description of
Chronicles of Katrina: Lessons Learned from the Hurricane Katrina Disaster for your Home Preparedness Planning,
"This book is not only very interesting but it is a valuable primer on why preparedness is so important. I recommend
it as an excellent read. Admiral Charles R. Larson, U.S. Navy (Ret.), former Commander-in-Chief U.S. Pacific Command."
(Operational commander for the recovery efforts after the typhoon in Bangladesh and the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the
The importance of home preparedness
cannot be understated. Steve Craig's 'Chronicles of Katrina' is a very interesting travel history of the Gulf
Coast area after Katrina during his five visits to the area for the Coast Guard. His expertise is obvious and enlightening."
Professor Christopher Reynolds, Phd. Instructor, Emergency Management. American Military University.
"Steve's combination of on-the-ground
observations and practical tips for preparedness make for valuable lessons. Good job Steve in showing us simple yet effective
ways to prepare for the unthinkable." Tom Simpson Former Emergency Management Director Multnomah County, Oregon”