Saturday, July 30, 2011


This week alone we had the US nearing default on it’s debt, bombing and active shooter attack in Norway, a war in Afghanistan, a war in Iraq, riot in Hollywood, wildfires out of control in the Western US, famine in Somalia, floods along the Mississippi Valley, volcanic eruptions in Iceland and all kinds of other disasters. Are you ready if these problems strike home? Most of these could happen almost anywhere. Most of them have happened in the USA at sometime.

The first bit of preparation is to train the family. Devise a plan of action. If something bad happens what are you going to do about it? Will you stay at work or come home? What happens if you can’t get home? What if the wife and kids are at work or school or church? What happens if your home is underwater or under volcanic ash or burned to the ground, what’s the back up plan?

If I am at work, my plan is to stay at work. If the wife is anywhere other than with me, her plan is to try and get home. She seldom goes anywhere that is not within walking distance of home if there was an emergency. My plan is to come home when the emergency has stabilized enough to get home. The back up plan for the wife is to go to the local fire station, or hospital or Regional Park. All of them are likely to be major trauma centers and should have medical and security personnel there to lend assistance. She has skills that will make her useful there and so they will probably keep her to help. Plan for your emergencies and coordinate the household response, that’s what the SGT Says.


Bob G. said...

Being prepared is job-one for me...has been FOR WEARS.

I wonder how prepared a department wopuld be when faced with these "flash-mobs" that can sometimes have HUNDREDS of teens showing up tr rob people, steal merchandise of just cause trouble in general (like what has been happening in philly).

Resources might be stretched to the limit, and they have to pull people from some OTHER area.

And what would happen to citizens that could become "collateral damage" in such a melee?

Scarry stuff for sure.

Roll safe.

Bunkermeister said...

Yes, the flash mob is cute and funny when they dance and sing a tune. Not so funny when they beat and rob you.