We need to utilize our community centers and schools to educate the general public on emergency preparedness! Utilize community centers for older citizens, and people who do not have children in the school district! Utilize the schools, through the PTAs and PTO's to educate that community. A county liason needs to be available in each county to be able to assist in organize such eductional endeavors. If there is no Liason ...more »
A vast majority of the training opportunities is classroom based or online when it comes to preparedness. While it is important to to provide information in that manner we should begin to create a more hands on approach. People tend to learn more by doing than trying to absorb information given to them by a presenter.
Community Preparedness Initiative One of the biggest struggles when it comes to preparedness is distribution of information that will actually grab the attention of those who are reading it. Anybody can build a website and post information but if no one knows where to find it then its meaningless. We need to start thinking outside the box and start a Community Preparedness Initiative (CPI). The concept of CPI would be ...more »
Sponsor the advertising and across the board promotion of the citizen-corp programs (CERT). Once citizens attend their level 2 CERT they get a better understanding of how ICS works, they become a better line of defense in their community and can - at the very basic level - train others on site to get things done right. The problem is that most members of the community still rely 100% on government response and have no ...more »