Surviving Emergencies and Disasters
Being Prepared will always better then not Being Prepared
Having a well thought out plan makes it a lot easier to make good decisions during an emergency, especially in the mist of chaos. Having a plan also helps people to avoid being consumed by Panic and Fear, which could cause you to make costly mistakes and thus lower your chances of surviving.
Incident Command System is a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of emergency response providing a common hierarchy within which responders from multiple agencies can be effective.
Planning - Problem Solving
Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990
When disaster strikes it's a good idea to have a well thought out plan. Whether it's a natural disaster, financial disaster, health problem, war, currency collapse, or what ever the problem, changes will happen and sacrifices will have to be made. But this doesn't mean a catastrophic end, death or suffering, or does it mean the End of Days, or Armageddon. Or does this mean that we have to resort to violence, looting and lose control, which will just make the situation worse. Things will only get out of control if we let them. Life always has Cycles, we always have new obstacles, new challenges and new beginnings. Fear, Stress and desperation can be overwhelming, but we have the abilities to survive if we stick together and act logical.
Crisis is any event that is, or is expected to lead to, an unstable and dangerous situation affecting an individual, group, community, or whole society.
Emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property, or environment. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation, although in some situations, mitigation may not be possible and agencies may only be able to offer palliative care for the aftermath.
State of Emergency alerts citizens to change their normal behavior and orders government agencies to implement emergency plans.
Disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.
Natural Disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes. A natural disaster can cause loss of life or property damage, and typically leaves some economic damage in its wake, the severity of which depends on the affected population's resilience, or ability to recover and also on the infrastructure available.
List of Natural Disasters by Death Toll (wiki)
List of Accidents and Disasters by Death Toll
25 Biggest Man Made Environmental Disasters Of History (youtube)
25 Biggest Man Made Environmental Disasters in History
List of industrial Disasters (wiki)
Risks to Civilization, Humans and Planet Earth (wiki)
You must stay calm and focus on the plan and your responsibilities. Avoid Stress and worrying for they will only distract you and waste precious time and energy. Don't ignore the children. Children must continue to be educated and also be assured that these types of things have happened throughout human history and that we have always found a way to survive and recover. Use these
moments to train and teach problem solving. Children are our most reliable investment that humans have.
Emergency Broadcast System
What is Survival?
Survive: Continue to live or exist through hardship, danger or adversity. Support oneself.
Survival Skills are techniques that a person may use in order to sustain life in any type of environment. These techniques are meant to provide basic necessities for human life which include water, food, and shelter.
Survival Analysis is a branch of statistics for analyzing the expected duration of time until one or more events happen, such as death in biological organisms and failure in mechanical systems.
Survival Rate is a part of survival analysis. It is the percentage of people in a study or treatment group still alive for a given period of time after diagnosis. Survival rates are important for prognosis, but because the rate is based on the population as a whole, an individual prognosis may be different depending on newer treatments since the last statistical analysis as well as the overall general health of the patient
Knowing how to Fend for Yourself, or for others, is a skill that millions everyday have to use.
Fend: To manage without help from others. Defend oneself. Look after and provide for oneself.
But of course when we work together as a team our survival rate increase tremendously.
Having a good support system and a good Network of Friends, Family and Neighbors, people who understand that combining efforts and working together will always be more beneficial for everyone. And there's plenty of people, so it's just a matter of bringing people together, like Joining a Club.
It's a good idea to have good connections. Have a place to meet when normal communication methods breakdown. Safe and Well File of Life Form (PDF) Buddy System
Having multiple ways to communicate is essential? It's good to be dependent on each other instead of just the government and people in power. It might be better to clan together with friends, family and colleagues. Make sure you set up your own personal network that has connections to other networks. Trust is a must, criminals are here now and they will be around later. Trusting the wrong people could put you at risk. Know someone who has contacts with important services like food distribution, water, energy and so on. Start locally with friends, family, farms, water, energy and so on. Collaboration
You have to know where your food comes from, your options and choices? How much of your food depends on imports and exports? What shortages will you expect when trade is disrupted? Do you understand how a Black Market works? Can you make bread? Can you grow food? How much food can you grow? Hording and stock piling food and supplies is Ok but how will you replenish your supplies?
You have to know where your water comes from? Options and choices? Do you know what contaminants are in your drinking water or rivers? Do you have access to water testing supplies?
You have to know where your energy comes from? Options and choices?
Know your workforce. Know who's willing to work? What skills do people have? Do people know their responsibilities? Make sure that the people who are providing needed services are taken care of and will not be vulnerable to criminals or corruption.
When it comes to money, it is just one of many tools that we have. So it is a good idea to know alternative methods for acquiring needed supplies. Money will always be a convenient tool as long as we use it under different rules that will not allow it to control and manipulate people unfairly.
But we must beware that criminals will try to control money again, they murdered Lincoln for the green backs and they murdered Kennedy too because he also wanted a national currency that would be controlled by the people, and not by criminal organizations, of course that's another story.
Share your plan with people you want in your network. Let them know the ways that they can help and what information you will need.