October's Emergency Preparedness Essentials - A Three Part Series

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  • Instructor REI Specialist

Back by popular demand, this three-part series is designed to help you prepare for and respond to emergencies-including natural and man-made disasters. Learn the basics of identifying risks, prioritizing survival steps, planning for regional risks, and preparing a "Go Bag" as well as sheltering in place. In Preparing to Prepare, we will discuss philosophies and principles of readiness, including the Law of Threes and emergency prioritization. We will also cover how to plan for regional risks, and how to source emergency plans and contacts for your area. In Gearing Up, we will discuss the "Go Bag" and how to build one that meets you and your household's needs. We will also cover the "Get Home Bag" and other remote options for your place of business or your child's place of learning. In Hunkering Down, we will cover strategies to effectively shelter-in-place. Topics covered will include shelter specifics, food and water storage, seasonal and regional concerns, and how to locate resources in your area to help.


    In the first session of the three-part Emergency Preparedness Essentials series, we will share principles of readiness and evacuation plan basics. In the first half of this program, we will discuss the power of Positive Mental Attitude, S.T.O.P., and the Law of Threes, as well as survival prioritization. In the second half of this introductory session, we will cover how to plan for the environment and potential regional risks, including how to source emergency plans and contacts for your area.