Haiti Burning

2010 Haitian Elections

The Haitian elections were scheduled for February of 2010, but delayed as a result of the January earthquake. Held instead on the 28 of November of the same year. Continue reading → Haiti Burning

WV Three Emergencies

Three Emergencies in One

2010 was a busy year without doubt in Haiti. In addition to the earthquake, we were presented with two other emergencies. In October, Cholera struck the island nation followed almost immediately by Hurricane Thomas. Continue reading → WV Three Emergencies



In early September 2010, I went on mandatory security training. There were two parts to this training, Security Risk Management (SRMT) and Hostile Environment Awareness (HEAT). Still new to World Vision, I was excited to be attending a training event. These two courses are done back-to-back during a seven-day period. Continue reading → WV First SRMT & HEAT

WV Haiti – The Good Times

The Good Times

The nice thing about working on this response were all the good times. Not only was each day different and challenging, but rewarding. Rewards came in many forms, job satisfaction and end of day parties. Continue reading → WV Haiti – The Good Times

WVOCS – Haiti Hostage Survival

WVOCS Hostage Survival

In July of 2010, we embarked on a new training for our international staff. As the kidnapping threat in Haiti was high, hostage survival was an important skill to learn. Prior to the training, my team (Dominique) were quite active in securing a venue. Continue reading → WVOCS – Haiti Hostage Survival

WV Haiti R&R – Vacations

All Inclusive Vacations

Earlier I mentioned some of the perks of my Haiti deployment. One such perk were the vacations! Every six weeks we had a paid R&R and every three months back to home point location. Some home point locations were as far as Australia and New Zealand. Continue reading → WV Haiti R&R – Vacations

Haiti – 2010 Day 1

Earthquake Call

When I returned home from the Sudan in early December, it was nice to have a break and spend the holidays with my family. Many issues were resolved and I was back to being a normal day to day security guard, back at the National Defense HQ in Ottawa. Continue reading → Haiti – 2010 Day 1