The number one solution when preparing for a potential emergency is to create an Emergency Response Plan. This article provides examples of scenarios to consider either as an individual or as part of an Emergency Response Team. The conclusions will then help towards creating an effective Emergency Response Plan.
When brainstorming these ideas, it is important to think about how emergencies may impact people in the moment and also in the long term; as well as the precautions/measures that can be made in advance to respond to specific scenarios. Here’s what you need to know:
Understand The Different Crisis Scenarios
Emergency scenarios can occur everywhere. Think of all the different locations you frequent, the types of emergencies that may happen in these places and the different events that might cause a disruption to your life. FEMA recommends creating a list and arrange in the most likely scenarios that may impact your life. Examples of emergencies include extreme weather events such as floods, fires, Industrial catastrophes, transportation injuries, chemical spills, disease epidemics, drought or utility outages.
Understand Your Strengths and Limitations
Think about what you will be effective at doing before and during a crisis based on your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. You have the very best comprehension of your very own abilities and needs. Thus be honest with yourself, and plan accordingly. Create an S.W.O.T diagram as part of a group to assign Emergency Response Team roles.
What If Your Life Suddenly Changed, What Would Do?
As part of a group, with your partner or as an individual think about what you would do if your life drastically changed because of the after-effects of an emergency. If you had to evacuate your home or workplace where could you go? What exactly, if anything, will you take with you? If your children are home alone, what will your children do? What will happen if all of your valuables and your property are ruined? What will happen if somebody in your household or you is not any longer able enough to work because their company is ruined or an injury prevents them from working?
Take Action Before Catastrophe Strikes
Learn about local crisis impacts and hazards from people in the neighbourhood. Get connected with your authorities, emergency services and individuals who have lived in your place a lengthy time to receive possible emergency information. Learn about local contingency plans that are present. Learn who is responsible for controlling the scenario and who could help you in the event of a disaster.
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