Individual/Community Preparedness

How do we better ensure individual, family, and community preparedness? How can we build public education campaigns to promote personal and community responsibility?

Individual/Community Preparedness

Preparing Primay Care Providers

I suggest you...increase preparedness among primary care providers that serve in practice sizes between 1 and 5 docs. Encourage the development of focus groups among this community and determine what resources they may require to mitigate and plan for a disaster or what support role they may play when their practices will be shuttered because they are shuttered. Supporting this group is essential to increasing community... more »

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Evaucation Assistance for our Elderly and Special Needs People

This includes assisted-living, residential care homes, board and cares, adult residential and other special needs facilities. I have put a Disaster Prepardeness Task Force in place in San Diego County to represent such communities...so in the event of an evacuation, they will receive the assistance to relocate from one facility to another - with the collaborative efforts of the local, city and county emergency services.... more »

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Public Health Preparedness

Increase the amount of citizen preparedness material relating to bioterrorism. Include information on epidemiological efforts that will occur as a result of a bioterrorism incident. Include simple to understand steps citizens should take as a result of a bioterror event. Also, include detailed information on the investigative steps that will occur both from the criminal as well as public health perspective. In essence,... more »

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Sharing SME level training for volunteers

Id suggest that we work to integrate the various volunteer disciplines and organizations. The fine material and programing of the CERT program is applicable to Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and other organizations. American Red Cross has offerings that are the world standard and should be available to other volunteer groups. Civil Air Patrol and Coast Guard Auxiliary are the gold standard in various emergency disciplines.... more »

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Publish Action-based Templates

Create and publish templates for personal and organizational preparedness, response, recovery,and mitigation. There is currently no central source that can be accessed which guides a person through the process of identifying the scope of what needs to be done for their family, their business, their neighborhood, their community, etc. Laypeople who are assigned/assume emergency management responsibilities at work, at... more »

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Repeal Restrictions on Armed Citizens

Add “Weapons for Personal Protection” to Emergency Preparedness lists. In regards to active shooter/terrorist actions, It has been demonstrated (repeatedly) that the best-case scenario is intervention by an armed citizen on the scene. The Police cannot prevent mass killings. That is the un-debatable fact of history. Even a 2 minute response is considered fast, yet over 30 people died at Virginia Tech. plus many other... more »

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Personal Responsibilty Rewarded

I would suggest a tax cut to citizens that have a personal preparedness plan. Too many citizens rely on their government at all levels to provide for their resiliency. Citizens need to build their own resiliency capabilities. The savings to the tax payer should be studied based on how much of a response is necessary if citizens have their own resiliency/preparedness plans thus reducing the capability needed by government.... more »

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