Over the last few years and even more so since Hurricane Katrina, those of us in the emergency response and management profession have pleading with the general public to be prepared, I have even gone past the FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency recommendation of a 72 hour kit and tell people to have at least 14 days worth of food and water. Still, most people don’t think disaster will strike them or that the government is coming to help. When I teach CERT classes or when I address people in public speeches, people will say to me “I do need to get my supplies ready” most never will. They’ll go about their day, blissfully in denial about the ability of life to be transformed from idyllic to monstrous in the blink of an eye. And I live in earthquake country
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Plan ahead of time how to evacuate your animals should a natural disaster strike your urban farm.
A natural disaster can is a terrifying experience for urban farmers. Whether it’s a fire, flood, tornado, earthquake or hurricane, making sure your animals are safe can be a nerve-racking priority.
The following checklist can help you be prepared should a natural disaster strike your area.
Does Technology have a place in Preparedness? The use of electronics during a survival situation is a hotly debated topic. On one side of the coin you have those that feel modern technology has no place in preparedness planning; most of these people often worry about things like an EMP attack or a total melt
September is National Preparedness Month, Since September 11th, 2001, the US Government has taken steps to encourage all citizens to make their own survival preparations. September was chosen as National Preparedness Month, as the tragedies of September 11th, 2001 highlighted to the nation the importance of being prepared. National Preparedness Month is observed each September in
Every victim of a disaster has two things in common; self-preservation and the sudden realization of the situation. Most will experience panic, fear and despair to a greater or lesser degree. The victims may very often survive the actual disaster, but not the hours or days afterwards simply because they were not prepared for an
When Sat, June 2, 9am – 4pm Where 3131 North Gate Rd. Seal Beach, CA 90740 (map) Description Using simple medical devices and everyday items students will lean and understand the principles of Treating Sprains, Strains and Fractures. See Course Description Buy Now more details» copy to my calendar
Mod-2, Airway Control When – Sat, May 12, 9:00am – 4:30pm Where – 3131 North Gate Rd. Seal Beach, CA 90740 (map) Description Treating airway emergencies can be the difference between life and death. Using simple techniques and tools at the end of the class the student will gain the knowledge to enable the them
Let’s say you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes, floods or even wildfires, and you suddenly need to evacuate your home due to an evacuation order for a few days or more. Are you ready to evacuate your dog? Emergency preparedness for your dog should be part of your prepping inventory. Your
You know that ‘voice’ in the back of your head? You should listen to it… In other words, you should trust your instinct, your internal knowledge, your feeling, your sense, your intuition. Humans know the power of a nagging suspicion. Believe your inner feelings when you get uncomfortable about a person or situation.
Most people don’t like to think about preparing for horrible situations because in doing so they have to think about them. Well, believe it or not they can and will happen and more and more people from all continents are becoming “Preppers”. When I speak to people about preparedness I reinforce the fact that prepping