General Preparedness

Are there components to current preparedness development efforts that are being overlooked? If so, what are they and how would you address them? What are the biggest issues facing the emergency management and homeland security community?
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CERT to train families for preparedness

CERT teams should conduct SEVERAL family preparedness meetings in the community at schools, churches (maybe link with ministerial alliance folks) and fire houses. These meetings would present family and individual preparedness topics to include fire safety and having a fire plan for the family, but also being prepared for disasters, communication plans, etc. Partner with local hardware stores to publish lists of materials... more »

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Neighbor-to-neighbor outreach through volunteers is the key

People take action to prepare for disasters when they are convinced that the danger is real and that their friends, relatives, and neighbors believe the same thing. Native Americans and other aboriginal groups achieve this through oral traditions. For example, no lives were lost to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in native groups with strong oral traditions that taught instinctive evacuation after an earthquake. This "culture... more »

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Empower CERT Programs

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 »

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Ojai Valley OK! Drill - Take a look and join us...

Take a serious look at what The Ojai Valley is doing with our grass-roots, bottom-up, annual Emergency Preparedness & Communications Exercise -- Ojai OK! Drill. Our main web-site is http://okdrill.org. The next Annual drill is Wednesday, Sept 15th at 7PM PT and this year we're working on simultaneous exercises throughout Ventura County that have aggregate counts communicated via Ham Radio back to Ojai EOC.

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School CERT

School CERT

 

I am a trained CERT instructor and the manager of emergency preparedness for school district of 24,000 students in the earthquake prone desert of Southern California. I tweeked the CERT course to make a course for school personnel which I entitled SERT (school emergency response teams) - We have a trained team on each elementary and secondary campus

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