This Course is a Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness & Response
Your Instructor: Former Military Intelligence Officer activated in relief of three hurricanes. Subject matter expert in preparedness, response, and disaster psychology.
Friday, March 8, 2013
7 pm - 9 pm
(The last class was cancelled due to the snow storm.)
Gravity East Village
515 East 5 Street
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-What are your top concerns?
-What is your family communications plan?
-Do you have an evacuation plan
- with routes & transportation contingencies?
-Do you have a get-out bag to dismount on foot?
-Can you shelter in place?
-Can you return to your life with seamless transition?
The Time is ripe to be proactive! We live in a world of increasing uncertainty. There have been many unprecedented disasters over the course of recorded history, categorized as natural, technological, or human-made. Terrorist attacks have surfaced here on U.S. soil. The Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11 here in NYC, and many other attacks worldwide. Recently, there have been biblical '100 year' storms, demonstrated in the aftermath of Hurricanes' Katrina and Sandy. Before our stunned eyes, we have witnessed a catastrophic nuclear reactor abandoned in Chernobyl, Russia, as well as a tsunami caused meltdown in Fushima, Japan. In 1979, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania had a partial meltdown of the reactor known as Three Mile Island. Meteor impacts don't just happen in the movies. In fact, in Chelyabinsk, Russia, the largest meteor shockwave blast occurred in over a century. The list goes on with a multitude of real-world possibilities, including civil and social unrest, extreme weather, earthquakes, floods, pandemics, power outages, tornadoes, wild and urban fires, etc.
When such events have happened, they have had devastating ripple effects in many areas of our lives, including transportation, communications, financial, and security factors. Yet, ignorance, complacency, or denial may have prevented us from taking action. Though we have the technology to predict some of these events, plan for the unexpected, which may occur without warning. Fortunately, we have that ability, regardless of the occurrence. It is our responsibility, as citizens to do so.
This emergency response and recovery workshop is about empowerment. Learn from the past, and systematically take steps now, before the time that you will need it most. Having a well-thought family reunion and communications plan, and preparing kits to either shelter-in-place, or evacuate, reduces your anxiety and improves the quality of your life. The 2-hour interactive training will help you to conduct a risk assessment at home and work, organize a flexible plan with contingencies, and compile comprehensive supplies that will ensure your survival as well as your ability to seamlessly restore your health from the next eventuality.
The condition upon which G-d hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.
-John Philpot Curran