Sunday, February 19, 2012

Do it yourself

My blogs to you have meant to help you make headway in preparing for emergencies/disasters.  There is much I think I can teach you as this is what I do for a living.  But there is much you can do for yourself and I want to highlight a step you can take for yourself.  Most are free and will make you look like the most prepared person in your office.

There's an App for that  This is a one page from the Department of Health and Human Services.  There are apps for your I phone/I pad.  Most are free, some cost a few cents.  Imagine having all of your medication on your I- phone using My Medications from the AMA - if you have to evacuate you have it. 
One of my favorites is Disaster Alert - every morning I check it to see whats going on in the world. Imagine sitting around at work and just casually mentioning "did anyone hear about the earthquake off Vanuatore.

In this age of I phones and other phones that act as a computer, there are things you can do to make yourself more prepared. Do it this weekend.


1 comment:

  1. Just saw the blog on the Emergency Management Academy's site by Christopher Neuwirth about the CEM credential. Per his blog, you are one of the six original Disaster Science Fellows of the EMA. I feel lucky to be in the Reserve Corps that you direct.