Saturday, February 4, 2012

Take Time to Learn

My blogs have been written 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 two steps you can take.  Both are free and will not only make you more prepared and 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.  It puts a lot of apps in one place; most are free, a few cost a few cents.  But imagine having all of your medication on your Iphone - 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 Vanuatu this morning."

MetEd  Like anything else in your life you will  do a better job if you are informed.  So take some time on this FREE website and learn about the disasters that affect you and your family.  Learn how & why fire travels the way it does/ how and where Tsunamis affect us and many other very well put together training.

By taking action on these two items in the next week you will be more likely to  prepare if you understand why you won't be able to live in your home after a major quake, or why the police tell you to leave during a forest fire.

Take some time, take some might enjoy the training.

Disaster Dave

PS: there was an earthquake on Vanuatu an hour ago

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