It was a complete field day after that. When D. left FEMA, the people who know me vaguely assumed I had finally goofed up my career beyond a reasonable doubt. I know I have the ability to do it, and I’ve seen me try, but not this time.
A couple of years ago my friends started sending me Mike Brown Sucks buttons. That Mike Brown is the General Manager of the Cincinnati Bengal’s NFL football team. It even has a Web site: http://www.mikebrownsucks.com. Two examples can’t quite qualify as a plethora, but in this case it’s too close for comfort.
To set the matter straight, I am Michael G Brown, retired battalion chief from the Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department, Task Force Leader of FEMA US&R Virginia Task Force-2 and Operations Chief (deputy) on IST-Blue. I’m the same guy who contributes to Fire Engineering magazine and is on its editorial advisory board. I work for a company called AMTI when I’m not on FEMA deployments. I wrote a book on rope rescue, I like little green apples, and don’t like when it rains in Indianapolis in the spring time. So if we get a chance to see each other at the FDIC this year, please don’t confuse me with the other guy.
Michael G. Brown can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.