Mastering Your Preparedness
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water, and other supplies to last for several days.
Are you prepared for any emergency that can happen in your area?
The Importance of Emergency Preparedness
Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Each disaster has lasting effects, both to people and property.
If a disaster occurs in your community, local government and disaster-relief organizations will try to help you, but you need to be ready as well. Local responders may not be able to reach you immediately, or they may need to focus their efforts elsewhere.
You should know how to respond to severe weather or any disaster that could occur in your area—hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme cold, flooding, or terrorism.
You should also be ready to be self-sufficient for at least three days. This may mean providing for your own shelter, first aid, food, water, and sanitation.
Are You Prepared?
The national emergency management system is built on shared responsibilities and active participation at all levels, BUT...
The whole system begins with you, the citizen, and your ability to follow good emergency management practices— whether at home, work, or other locations.
Key benefits from this course
The main reason to go through this course is to help protect yourself and your family in the event of an emergency. Through applying what you have learned in this guide, you are taking the necessary steps to be ready when an event occurs.
Every citizen in this country is part of a national emergency management system that is all about protection–protecting people and property from all types of hazards. Think of the national emergency management system as a pyramid with you, the citizen, forming the base of the structure. At this level, you have a responsibility to protect yourself and your family by knowing what to do before, during, and after an event.
You will learn more about these and other actions you should take as you progress through this course.
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