Do we have emergency contingency plans for our environment?

Last Update: April 30, 2018

What are some ways that we consider safe around our homes and lives?

There are many personal things that we consider valuable to us, Beginning with our lives and family, to our homes and valuables that we work so hard for to enhance our lives. This may have already been addressed, but I would like to add some thoughts to consider. A few years ago I was part of a team that entailed attending Emergency Preparedness meetings.

I had never been part of nor participated with any type of activities as this, but nonetheless, I embraced the opportunity to learn something new, much like the Wealthy Affiliate Program.

Upon being selected to this committee, I found myself running the safety training for the business from that point on for 4-5 years, and in that time we enhanced our safety practices towards promoting a safe workplace for everyone that came into our facility.

The basics we all know, protection from accidents and signage was one of the first components that were revamped and updated, then came the training for all staff and upon there the volunteers that came into our Food Bank.

The training we applied at work also took on a different perspective as I began accessing our own home and the safety measures we had or lack of at that point. One of the main things I was able to take away was having an emergency phone tree that kept everyone in contact withe each other.

Everyone from the Executive Director to the Warehouse associates were in contact with each other directly when events or weather conditions prevented us from attending work.

At this point we were able to successfully implement and apply the methods that we learned and were even able to help those families as well as our own, how to properly manage an Emergency Preparedness Plan.

Making sure everyone is accounted for and a safe route were among the things that were addressed and which crossed over into our personal homes as well. If we are not prepared to take action when an event arises, it could prove to be dangerous for everyone involved, be it at work or be it at home, making sure we are ready to handle difficult situations is essential for all of us.

So how do you prepare for situations and events at home or at work?

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dragonfly10 Premium Plus
Dear Xavier,
We lose wifi as well. We are completely cut off from the outside world except for battery operated radios and our Ham operators.
Life can be exciting out here.
Sincerely Sandy
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XavierPerez1 Premium
That is certainly unfortunate. There should be some type of assistance that may be already available. Perhaps send an email or even call your representative for your area and request at least some types of communications programs that could change that. Hope things work out and keep me posted, any information that I can access, your more than welcome to.
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dragonfly10 Premium Plus
Dear Xavier,
This subject is a passion of mine. I live on a very isolated hilltop in Eastern Wa. Preparedness is a must, in order, live as far out as we do. I have taught many classes on this subject. Phones are not an option for us. We have several ham radio operators in the surrounding area, We have no cell phone coverage, and our land lines go down with wifi and power. If the road becomes impassable, you ride out, on horseback, or hike over the hill. Every member of the family is responsible for their own bug out backpack by eight years of age. We always have a year of food in the pantry. As well as all other essentials. We even have a gas pump on our property, to run a generator for several days. A second bug out bag for each member of the family is kept in the car trunk as well as, a tent. If the house catches fire, it burns to the ground. For this reason, food storage items are kept in several different places. I could go on and on, so I will save the rest for my website. What fun to meet a fellow WA member with the same passion.
Sincerely Sandy
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Sandy, lovely name thank you for commenting and yes this is something for all of us to keep in mind. Hope fully it sounds like WIFI will be easier and more readily available to your part of the world that will enhance your abilities to get help when it's needed. We take these things for granted and they are not, any where either. Yes, I worked at The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas for 8 years and became manager of the product recovery department for 7 of those 8 years. The first year was in the freezer at 20 below zero temperatures. Take Care Sandy, and if you need any help feel free to reach out and I will do my best.
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Steven-A Premium
I do not prepare as well as I should.
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dragonfly10 Premium Plus
Dear Steven,
I will teach you how to prepare whenever you want. I have buckets of info.
Sincerely Sandy
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Steven-A Premium
Thank you.
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HowardJaros Premium
Yes, being prepared for emergencies is something we need to think about at both work and home. To avoid preparing is like sticking your head under a rock and pretending it will never happen to you!

As a full time RVer, safety systems onboard our RV home are crucial to us, and that they are working at all times. So, periodic checks are made for those items: the LP detector, the smoke detector, and the carbon monoxide detector. Dangerous gases inside an RV can be deadly! And they don't come from just your own RV.

There are limited escape routes in an RV, so being sure the emergency exit windows operate is crucial. Over time they get stuck and this could be really bad if needed.

Having fire extinguishers in the right places is also crucial. The one at the exit door is not enough to keep an RV owner safe if it is needed. It won't do any good if you are trapped in the bedroom!

These are all things I also check for my clients as an RV inspector! RV safety is not something to take lightly!

Thanks for reminding people Xavier that this is a great time of year to look at your fire extinguishers and detectors in your homes. If they are needed they will save your life, but only if they are working!
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Thank you for commenting and you are absolutely right about RV's and other mobile vehicles. While this is basic information, you are also right about checking smoke detectors and equipment to make sure it is up to par. My brother had an RV but lost it a few years ago in the Bastrop Texas fires. So being prepared and proactive is something we should all review from time to time. Thanks again Howard, have a great week.

Xav.
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MKearns Premium
I subscribe to Emergency Essentials. The prepper niche is a great niche Xavier!
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Thank you Mike, and yes it is. I had been wondering what other tools that are already in my head can be used to fortify my sites, lo and behold there it is. Just yesterday I was offered a position with an Identity theft company that sounds lucrative. Enough to branch out even further. Thanks Mike, have a great day.
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MKearns Premium
Great Xavier. happy for you!
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