The first thing many people in our connected society do is call someone when something happens. Then, they call each other and more people.
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There is no single other thing that to such a great degree can and will improve the preparedness the United States of America for all-hazards, for so many different reasons and often life-saving uses, at such minimal investment of resource, than a robust implementation of the United States National Grid geospatial standard (www.fgdc.gov/usng).
Mark A. Whitney
Stress individual and family preparedness, rather than government. It's more effective in a deep crisis where government resources are overwhelmed.
I suggest we need to modernize triage training and planning. START has been around now for many years. Studies to validate the system have been inconsistent. With a huge body of material now available on Altered or Crisis Standards of Care and extremely large incidents (sometimes called Mass Casualty Events), it's time to incorporate some of this work into EMS and ED plans.
Make the NIMS a little more user friendly. The documentation should be streamlined to make it easier to use. I believe this would encourage people to use it more often.
Do a huge PR promotion on Prepping ala the old "School House Rock" PSAs or the "Fitness Participaction" PSAs on the Canadian CBC channels.
Show that the government wants us to prep; How to do it correctly; and that it can be fun in a non threatening manner.
Create a McGyver meets Boy Scout character to sell the message.