Emergency Readiness Plan
The Emergency Readiness Plan is your first step in being prepared when chaos strikes.
This is part one of a two part radio interview of GL Snodgrass by Dave Jones on Prepper Broadcasting Network. During the interview Dave and I discuss the many facets of creating an Emergency Readiness Plan.
We secure insurance to protect us from accidents and mishaps. Although we secure this insurance, we hope we will never have to use it. Usually if we do it is only after something unpleasant has happened. However, we derive a certain amount of comfort knowing that we have it – just in case.
An Emergency Readiness Plan is another form of “insurance”. Unlike our car or home insurance this insurance can help save our life or the lives of those we care about. Having a written, well-thought out plan can get us safely through a calamity no matter the scale or scope of that calamity.
During the interview Dave and I discuss what considerations your plan should cover. What a trigger is and why it is important. And much more.
What is an Emergency Readiness Plan?
An Emergency Readiness Plan is a written plan that explains, in detail, what actions someone will take in the event of a crisis. It is a “living document”. That is, it is not something to be completed and then put on a shelf to collect dust, or put in a glass case that says, “break glass in case of an emergency”.
Steps to creating a plan:
- Identify the situation the plan will cover.
- Identify the trigger that will cause the plan to be put into action.
- Collect the facts.
- Identify the skills needed to survive the plan’s event.
- Identify the resources needed to survive the plan’s event.
- Identify the differences between the skills you/your group have and those identified as being needed.
- Identify the resources you/your group have and those identified as being needed.
- Define the steps (in detail) each person needs to execute before, during and after the event.
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The time to create a plan is BEFORE an event has occurred. Do not wait until it is too late to create a plan.