Category Archive: Emergency management

Long Term Prepper Survival Information

    How to plan an evacuation kit – also known as a go bag or bug out kit. In today’s Mailbox Monday we cover recent events that have driven people to evacuate. Floods, Earthquakes, Tornados, Civil War, all of these items can cause you to leave with little notice. Having a prepared kit and plan …

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Overcoming Deadly Psychological Traps in an Emergency Part 3: Anger

Anger is just as capable of killing us as the events that are threatening our lives.  It can cloud judgment,   encourage us to make irrational decisions and work against everything good that we are trying to accomplish.  Anger is a natural and common psychological response to stress or loss, but it is something that should be dealt with …

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Overcoming Deadly Psychological Traps in an Emergency Part 1: Denial

Most people automatically experience an initial feeling of shock, disbelief or denial as soon as an emergency strikes.  One theory is that this is the brain’s way of helping us to minimize shock so that we can detach from the situation.  However, denial can also delay or cloud the decision-making process that needs to start as soon as …

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What to Expect if Martial Law Comes to Town

We’ve seen a resurgence in civil unrest over the past couple of years, and there have been many instances when government has decided to institute martial law to restore order.  However, many people don’t realize the real impact that martial law has on our civil liberties and basic rights as American citizens.  It is a widely-held …

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Top Leadership Qualities from People Who Know

Top Leadership Qualities from People Who Know There are those who are born to lead and those who need to learn how.  Any one of us can be thrust into a situation where we must take a leadership role and run with it, and these situations often come with little or no warning.  Let’s take …

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How to Rescue and Treat Electric Shock Victims

How to Rescue and Treat Electric Shock Victims One of the biggest hazards associated with a disaster involves downed power lines or exposure to electrical currents.  It is very important that anyone who goes to rescue and attend to a shock victim takes precautions to protect themselves as well as the patient.  Let’s look at …

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Tips on How to Prepare for a Tornado

Tips on How to Prepare for a Tornado We all know about the devastating effect that tornadoes can have, and all of us should be at least marginally-prepared in case we get caught in the path of one of these ferocious storms.  While many homes and buildings in tornado-prone areas have safe rooms, basements or …

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How to Perform an Emergency Tracheotomy in the Field

How to Perform an Emergency Tracheotomy in the Field A tracheotomy is an emergency medical procedure that is used when a patient receives a trauma to the throat and the trachea, or windpipe, becomes obstructed.  It is a relatively simple procedure, but it also involves a lot of risk to the patient.  Consequently, even paramedics …

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Airport Cops Told To Run and Hide During a Terrorist Attack

Airport Cops Told To Run and Hide During a Terrorist Attack Chicago Airports have a big security problem, and it wasn’t until the wake of the bombings in Turkey that this news became public.  Apparently, a directive from the head of airport security instructs some police and public safety personnel to run and hide during …

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Children and Lock Down Drills: The New Normal

Children and Lock Down Drills:  The New Normal Go on YouTube and search for children or school lock down drills.  You will be amazed at the amount of videos that show what our kids are having to contend with at school.  Even some preschools are teaching students what to do in order to hopefully stay …

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