Emergencies

Emergencies occur with surprising frequency, affecting individuals, communities, and societies on a regular basis. From sudden medical emergencies and accidents to natural disasters and unexpected crises, the unpredictability of emergencies highlights the need for greater preparedness among the general population. As emergencies can strike at any time and in various forms, being equipped with the knowledge, skills, and resources to handle such situations is crucial for ensuring personal safety and well-being.

In recent years, the world has witnessed a rise in the frequency and complexity of emergencies, including public health crises like pandemics, climate-related disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires, and social unrest leading to civil disturbances. These events underscore the importance of proactive emergency preparedness measures to mitigate risks and minimize the impact of emergencies on individuals and communities. By raising awareness about the prevalence of emergencies and the importance of being prepared, more people can take steps to enhance their readiness and resilience in the face of unexpected challenges.

While emergency response agencies play a vital role in managing crises, individuals also have a responsibility to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies. By investing time in developing emergency plans, assembling emergency kits, and acquiring basic first aid skills, individuals can significantly improve their ability to respond effectively to emergencies. Empowering more people to be proactive in their emergency preparedness efforts not only enhances their own safety but also contributes to building more resilient communities capable of withstanding and recovering from emergencies more effectively.

Establishing an Emergency Meeting Spot

August 22, 2022
Emergency meeting spots are crucial to surviving a disaster, an unfortunate event, or simply getting lost in a crowded place. It is the spot or point that every member of your family can easily access and rally towards in the wake of unforeseen circumstances. However, establishing an emergency spot goes beyond merely naming a particular rendezvous point.
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The Rise of Mass Shootings

October 4, 2021
Data shows that mass shootings are on the rise in the United States and that the numbers are considerably higher than in other Western countries. In this article, we will focus on the Q1 2020 and Q1 2021 numbers in the United States, alongside other statistics. For clarification, Q1 refers to the time period from January 1st – March 31st.
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Dealing with the Aftermath of a Tornado

October 25, 2017
The first thing you should do in the wake of a tornado is address any injuries. If you know of someone that injured call 911 and then tend to them immediately.
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Explainer: what’s the difference between an outbreak and an epidemic?

November 15, 2019
What’s the difference between an epidemic and pandemic? It’s time to brush up on the vocabulary that can help you understand just what infectious disease experts are trying to tell us.
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Oil Spills: Deadly to Animals, Humans, and the Environment

June 10, 2017
Unlike most natural disasters, no one can predict this man made disaster. A lot of people think, just because an oil spill happens far out in the ocean that it doesn’t affect much of the human race. That is incorrect.
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Coronavirus vs the Spanish Flu

July 19, 2021
Everything from famine, desertification, war, and of course diseases, have riddled human history for centuries now. Most recently, another life altering event shook Earth’s populace: the outbreak of COVID-19.
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Winter Storms | A Survival Retrospective

May 10, 2021
While winter storms are considered events that should be prepared for, we do not typically consider them natural disasters. However, this particular situation moved into the disaster category quickly, and not just a natural disaster but also a man-made disaster.
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Extended Power Outages

August 13, 2022
A natural disaster, an emp, or residents overloading the grid is enough to cause a power outage. The level of severity of the power outage can vary. That's why no matter where you reside, knowing what causes a power outage and how to be prepared for it can help you and your family be one step ahead of the situation.
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Places Most at Risk of Earthquakes

February 18, 2024
Scientists assess earthquake risk in cities based on seismic activity, fault lines, and geology. Let's explore the top 5 cities at risk of earthquakes.
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Best Earthquake Evacuation Routes in Los Angeles

December 1, 2023
These are some of the best evacuation routes for the Los Angeles area in the event of an earthquakes; know your routes.
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Fire Evacuation Challenge

December 16, 2019
It is important that preparation is coupled with practice to establish habits that become automatic when an emergency occurs. Panic can be your worst enemy in an emergency situation. Practicing your fire evacuation plan can significantly reduce panic and increase your chances of survival.
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Wildfire Evacuation: Knowing When to Bug Out

August 11, 2022
Wildfires are either natural occurring disasters or man-made. It can appear suddenly, do irreparable damage, and last for hours, and in some cases, even days or weeks. This leaves people in its path with more than enough time to evacuate their homes. Knowing when to bug out, is the key.
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Surviving A Flood

August 10, 2016
When flood conditions are present, you’ll want to rely on your evacuation plan to get you to a point of safety. While monitoring weather conditions, determine what triggering event will cause you to implement your plan. Will it be the issuing of a flood warning, or will you leave whenever a watch is announced?
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Survival Sewing Kit

February 2, 2023
Natural disasters, emergency situations, and the common clothing mishap can all require the benefits from your survival sewing kit. From needing stitches to patching your ripped pants, keeping a sewing kit in your EDC or Go bag won’t be wasted.
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Preparing for Economic Collapse

January 10, 2023
Economic distress comes and goes, some bouts are felt harder than others. However, no matter the number of experiences one has with it, just hearing the word "recession" or "economic collapse" can cause the hair on the back of your neck to stand up.
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The Levels of Economic Collapse

November 30, 2022
Economic collapse or meltdown is a term typically used to refer to a range of unpleasant economic conditions. For instance, a high rate of unemployment over a period of time, high rate of bankruptcy, and so on.
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