Rich Fleetwood and SurvivalRing Media has been working on this project for years now, and people around the nation have noticed. FEMA links to us in some of their reports, such as the FEMA report on the May 3, 1999 F5 tornadoes that struck Oklahoma City.
The Department of the Army and some of their contractors refer to our site in official government documents as a resource.
Weâ€™ve even been written about in magazines, such as Itâ€™s Time For A Revival Of American Civil Defense by Jim Benson (editor of ModernSurvival.net) in Backwoods Home magazine.
The last twelve months have seen our site traffic reach 16.8 million hits. We are not going awayâ€¦weâ€™re here to stay..to continue helpingâ€¦helping YOU. Our future plans include articles in major market magazines, books, audio and video productions, podcasts and video programs, and documentary work…all in the areas of personal preparedness and increasing individual and family self reliance. In fact, November 2007 was our TENTH anniversary on the internet!
Our founders, Rich and Annie Fleetwood, have invested everything to continue this project. Both Annie and Rich have each earned two college degrees to continue moving forward in the work of putting this important information online, as well as producing new audio, video, and written content in all areas of preparedness. Rich has received Associates of Applied Science degrees in Electronic Media Production (Radio and TV Broadcasting) and Computer Networking Technology – Web Development, while Annie has finished Associate Degrees in English and Social Science. Rich will finish his third degree, an Associates of Arts in General Education in May 2008. In his spare time away from classes, work, and the computer, he volunteers with his county CERT program, as well as assisting high school and college students in public service areas.
Rich is also a certified SkyWarn weather spotter, and a member of the FBI InfraGard Program. He has earned certificates from FEMA for Radiological Emergency Management and Emergency Program Manager programs. He is an award winning videographer, winning an international Telly Award in 2005 for a public service video on helping teens avoid substance abuse and alcohol problems, and has met with the Governor and First Lady of Wyoming several times. As a production assistant at Wyoming Public Television, he assists in live and remote TV productions using advanced technology satellite television truck skills, and has worked on several state programs, as well as two special events that included the Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney.
Rich currently serves as Student Operations Manager for KCWC FM Radio on the campus of Central Wyoming College, and trains and helps develop new students in all areas of audio and video editing, live on-air radio work, news production, and other skill sets of electronic media, while producing weekly music shows every weekend.
Rich has won several academic awards in the past couple of years, including being named the New Century Scholar for Wyoming in 2006, and being named to the All-USA Academic team for community colleges in 2006 as well. He has served as student body president at Central Wyoming College, student Senator, chaired several student committees, been involved with several academic committees for the college, and earned the following academic accolades.
Rich is currently attending classes at the University of Wyoming, for his Bachelors degree in Social Science. He hopes to follow that with a Masters in History as time allows.