Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Status

Whether it’s further economic crises interruption of our tenuous food and fuel supply chains the next inevitable terror attack on U.S. soil failure of America’s aging infrastructure (highways, bridges, water systems, the electric grid) disruption of public safety services (due to public employee strikes, act of war, or budget constraints) or a natural disaster (such as recently hit the US cities and states named above and many more)  the next straw on the camel’s back could be the one that plunges our nation, our communities or our families into utter chaos and fight-or-flight syndrome at any moment.

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A simple scan of today’s headlines shows that our country is pretty close to coming unhinged very suddenly. We face so many problems at the same time, the noise is deafening.

  • Our fragile U.S. economy is hanging by a thread, as housing and employment remain in a long-term quagmire with no apparent benefit from trillion-dollar “stimulus.”
  • Public services are staggering under the weight of 43 million hungry dependents now on food stamps, millions more exhausting their unemployment checks in addition to the masses who are foolishly relying on bankrupt public retirement programs and medical services to be there for them. With government finances teetering on the brink at all levels, it all adds up to mega-potential for civil rebellion from the dependent class.
  • Failing infrastructure, oil and food supply shocks, the growing threat of hyper-inflation and dollar collapse, and the high potential for a nuclear or bio-terror assault all threaten to pour gasoline on the smoldering flame of economic pain gripping scores of U.S. cities.
    — Meanwhile public sector responders (many of whom face the bitter throes of fighting to protect their platinum plated benefits amidst radically reduced state and municipal budgets) are woefully unprepared to meet the daunting challenges that are building steam almost daily, such as hazmat disasters, electric grid shutdown, commerce-crippling cyber attacks through the Internet, failure of aged public water systems, pandemic flu or other disease outbreak, or social chaos triggered by any number of pressing economic, political, or cultural factors.

And that’s before considering the unthinkable such as the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear crisis on a scale of destruction that recently turned the ultra-modern nation of Japan inside out, leaving millions without power, clean water, homes, or jobs.

Get the Best Social Chaos Insurance Policy Found Anywhere, Bar None!  –  We’re way past the point where only extremists and survivalist nuts see the urgent need to take basic precautions. The key here is to act now, while you still have freedom of action.

Having the ability to “bug out” or hunker down for an extended period is imperative. Even our behind-the-curve emergency government planners have finally gotten around to warning the public that they need to get themselves ready for the unexpected.
Unfortunately, against the backdrop of America’s mounting problems, a great deal of alarmist claims and super expensive “solutions” by hucksters are often presented as a false all-or-nothing choice. From half-million dollar emergency bunkers to other platinum-plated “end-of-the-world” schemes, it is unsettling how so few offer basic, smart and effective precautions without going overboard

The 7 Steps to Preparedness

1.  Create a Plan of Action and Know what to do.
a. Find out what can happen in your area.
i.  Learn what to do before, during and after every disaster.
b  Create a Disaster Plan for your family and business.
i.  Evacuation
ii  Meeting places for family members
iii. Out of state contact person
iv. Post your Important Phone Numbers.
v. Make a check list of How Safe is Your House? A Basic Evaluation of Security Precautions
vi. Know how to shut off your utilities. (Especially Natural Gas or Propane)
vii. Know how to Report an Emergency. Get your City and States -written Emergency Procedures
c. Practice and Maintain your plan. Keep updated on current information adapt your plan!

2. Prepare items for Quick Action
a.  Prepare a 3 Day Evacuation Kit.
b. Have a thorough 1st Aid Kit, include basic trauma. CPR is a great skill class to take for anyone
c. Have at least ½ tank of Gas in your vehicle.
d.  Keep cash on hand in smaller bills. These days sufficient Silver and Gold tradeable Coins are advised.
e. Review your Action Plan Checklist.

3. Preparing for up to 1 year
a. Store Food. Canned and Dehydrated Food as well as usable Seeds are a MUST!
b. Store Water, small and large bottled, and know how to purify it if necessary.
c. Gather and put in place the 40+ most over looked items. Items you use every day you may overlook!
d.  Take inventory of your possessions at home and work.
e. Review your insurance policies.
f.  Keep immunizations and necessary medications current.
g. Consider: Clothing, Shelter, Heat, Light, Fuel, Cooking and Sanitation items.

4. Long Term ” Self Sufficiency”
a. Gardening, Canning, and Dehydrating.
b.  Alternative Energy Wind/Solar/Generator/Geothermal
c.  Alternative Shelter  Cold or Sun Shelter
d. Communications – Portable AM/FM Radio, Extra Batteries, Walkie talkies.
e. Multiple Candles, Waterproof Matches, Propane Barbeque with Extra filled propane tanks

5. Complete Preparedness – Review your situation with the following
a. Financial
b.  Temporal
c. Physical
d. Spiritual
e. Educational
f.  Vocational

6.  Recovery “ Learn the steps taken to return to normal life.
7.  Mitigate- Actions taken to prevent or reduce the effects of future disasters.

Creating your Disaster Plan
Where will you & your family be WHEN IT STRIKES!
Work? School? Home? Traveling?
Will you know What to do and where to go?

The 4 steps to safety
1. Find Out What Could Happen in Your Area.

  • Find out what your communitys warning signals are, what they sound like and what you should do when you hear them.
  • Learn about the disaster plans at work, school, daycare and other places where your family spends time.
  •  If you have animals, find out about animal care. They may not be allowed in some places during and after a disaster.
  • Find out how to help the elderly and disabled.

2. Create a Disaster Plan for your family.

  • Meet with your family and discuss what types of disasters could happen in your area and what to do.
    Discuss the steps of evacuation. 
  • Choose 2 places to meet family members:
    • Outside your house if members are home.
    • Outside your neighborhood in case you cant get to your home. (City Park, church, school play ground, etc.)
  • Ask an out-of-state family member or friend to be your familys Contact Person.
  • After a disaster, communications can be difficult. Many times it is easier to get through to your contact person out of state than to make a local call. If your family members become separated in a disaster, have them call this person and let them know where they are and if all is well with them.

3. Practice and Maintain your plan

  • Conduct fire and emergency evacuation drills.
  • Quiz your family every six months so they dont forget.
  • Test and recharge fire extinguishers.
  • Check/rotate food & water in your evacuation-kit every 6 months.
  • Test smoke detectors monthly. Change batteries every 6 months.
  • Remember to always remain calm. Panic causes accidents.

4. Important Phone Numbers

4. Important Phone Numbers
Post by each phone.

My Name   ________________________________
My Phone   ________________________________
My Address   ______________________________
My City   __________________________________
Nearest Intersection to my house   _________
Ambulance   _______________________________
Paramedics   ______________________________
Fire   ______________________________________
Police   ____________________________________
Sheriff   ___________________________________
Search and Rescue   _______________________
Highway Patrol   ___________________________
Coast Guard/Harbor Patrol   ________________
Hospital   __________________________________
Poison Control   ___________________________
Children Hospital   _________________________
Trauma Center   ____________________________
Burn Center   ______________________________
Cardiac Center   ___________________________
Family Doctor   ____________________________
Dentist   ___________________________________
Veterinarian   ______________________________
Pharmacy   ________________________________
Employer   ________________________________
Fathers Work    ____________________________
Mothers Work   ____________________________
Other Relatives   ___________________________
Neighbor   _________________________________
Out-of-Town Contact Person   _______________
Out-of-State Contact Person   _______________
Church Leader   ____________________________
Babysitter   ________________________________
Daycare Center   ___________________________
Pre-School   _______________________________
Elementary School   _______________________
Middle School   ____________________________
Junior High   ______________________________
High School   ______________________________
Gas   ______________________________________
Power   ___________________________________
Telephone   _______________________________
Handyman   _______________________________
Electrician   _______________________________
Plumber   _________________________________
Mechanic   ________________________________
Family Attorney   __________________________
Accountant   ______________________________
Banker or Financial Advisor   _______________
Insurance Agent   _________________________
Mortgage Company   ______________________
Landlord   _________________________________
Emergency Roadside Assistance   _________
Taxi   _____________________________________
Public Transportation   ____________________
Weather   _________________________________
Road Conditions   _________________________
Avalanche   _______________________________
Forest Service   ___________________________
Snow Removal   __________________________
Time and Temperature   __________________
Animal Control   __________________________
American Red Cross   _____________________
Disaster Clean -up Company   _____________
Crisis Hotline   ____________________________
Social Worker   ____________________________
Health Department   _______________________
Others:   ___________________________________

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