Monthly Archives: October 2015

  • National Preparedness Goal

    Yesterday, FEMA and its partners released the Second Edition of the National Preparedness Goal. The National Preparedness Goal describes a vision for preparedness nationwide and identifies the core capabilities necessary to achieve that vision across the five mission areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery. The goal itself is succinct and remains unchanged:

    “A secure and resilient nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.”

    FEMAThe Second Edition of the National Preparedness Goal represents a refresh from the 2011 version and incorporates critical edits identified through real world events, lessons learned, and continuing implementation of the National Preparedness System. In refreshing the National Preparedness Goal, FEMA and its whole community partners, including individuals, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and all levels of government, focused on assessing the existing core capabilities. Resulting updates to the core capabilities include changes to select titles and definitions and the addition of one new core capability—Fire Management and Suppression.

    Changes made to the core capabilities will be reflected in the ongoing refresh efforts of the National Planning Frameworks and Federal Interagency Operational Plans for each of the mission areas.

    For a copy of the document and related resources, go to: https://www.fema.gov/national-preparedness-goal.

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    Disaster, Survival, Preparation

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    Prepare and Endure! Disaster, Survival, & Preparation!
    Think about preparedness; at home, at work, at school, even in your car.
    What should you do? Check your Emergency Plan and Evacuation Routes everywhere you normally spend time. Make sure you have an out of State contact for you, your friends and your family (long distance phone service is usually restored before local - and mobile services and internet will likely not work in a major disaster.)
    Of course, too, you should Check your Emergency Supplies:
    Count your stock... is it enough?
    Check your expiration dates (food, water, batteries)
    Keep cash on hand
    Don't let your gas tank get below half-full
    Think-Plan-Prepare-Survive!
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    Think about preparedness; at home, at work, at school, even in your car.
    What should you do? Check your Emergency Plan and Evacuation Routes everywhere you normally spend time. Make sure you have an out of State contact for you, your friends and your family (long distance phone service is usually restored before local - and mobile services and internet will likely not work in a major disaster.)
    Of course, you should Check your Emergency Supplies, too:

    • Count your stock... is it enough?
    • Check your expiration dates (food, water, batteries)
    • Keep cash on hand
    • Don't let your gas tank get below half-full
    • Think-Plan-Prepare-Survive!
  • PetParedness takes the spotlight

    We'll be traveling back to DC next week for another Bystander Preparedness meeting at the White House with representatives from the National Security Council; the Department of Homeland Security; the Federal Emergency Management Agency; law enforcement,
    including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Department of Defense; and prehospital and physician provider organizations... in the interim, other White House Denizens are focusing on Furry Citizen Safety:

    Get ‘Petpared’ with Bo and Sunny Obama

    Preparing your family for disaster also includes having a plan for your pets. As part of National Preparedness Month, the White House Office of Digital Strategy, America’s PrepareAthon!, and the Ready Campaign released a special pet preparedness video featuring the nation’s “First Dogs,” Bo and Sunny Obama.

    PetParedness

    Are your pets prepared for a natural disaster? Get tips for keeping all your family members safe—even the furry ones ? This exciting video highlights tips for creating a pet preparedness emergency kit, finding pet-friendly shelters, and making pet identification name tags.

     

    Other preparedness tips include:

    Make a Pet Emergency Plan

    • ID your pet. Make sure your pet’s tags are up-to-date and securely fastened to your pet's collar. If possible, attach the address and/or phone number of your evacuation site. If your pet gets lost, his tag is his ticket home. Also consider microchipping your pets.
    • Make sure you have a current photo of your pet for identification purposes.
    • Make a pet emergency kit.
    • Download Preparing Makes Sense for Pet Owners for a full list of items to include in your pets kit.

    Check out this quick list:

    • Pet food
    • Bottled water
    • Medications
    • Veterinary records
    • Cat litter/pan
    • Manual can opener
    • Food dishes
    • First aid kit and other supplies
    • Identify shelters. For public health reasons, many emergency shelters cannot accept pets. Find out which motels and hotels in the area you plan to evacuate to allow pets well in advance of needing them. There are also a number of guides that list hotels/motels that permit pets and could serve as a starting point. Include your local animal shelter's number in your list of emergency numbers.
    • Make sure you have a secure pet carrier, leash or harness for your pet so that if he panics, he can't escape.
  • Building National Resilience through Bystander Action

    There's a major trend at present to encourage Bystanders to stop "Standing By? when aid is needed. Anyone can jump in a help control bleeding.

    Between the recent Hartford Consensus initiative to increase survival from active shooter and intentional mass casualty events and to enhance the resilience of citizens, and a forthcoming announcement from the National Security Council, which has been charged by the White House to develop a policy to enhance the resiliency of the American public, Bleeding_ApplyPressureyou are going to hear a lot about how average citizens can, and should get involved to stop sudden death from bleeding. Severe and uncontrolled bleeding can result in death faster than even sudden cardiac arrest.

    Stay tuned to learn more.

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