Monday, February 20, 2017

Practice Your Family Emergency Planning Monmouth County

By Sharon Smith

How many people do you know that learned how to swim without ever getting into the water? As a Hapkido and self-defense instructor, I laugh at advertisements that claim a person will be able take on Navy SEALS just after watching a training DVD. Here's the thing, I've read books on swimming to help become a better swimmer. I've read countless books on hapkido, martial arts, and self-defense and have learned a lot from them. I've watched more instructional videos regarding hapkido, martial arts, and self-defense than most as well, and I've learned a lot from them. Emergency planning Monmouth County is just indispensable.

Do you know how often you should review your fire safety and disaster plans? At minimum, and as required by the international fire code, you must review your building's fire safety plan annually; however, it is best to review it on a more frequent basis to ensure that it is always up-to-date. Staff turnover and changes to building life safety systems quickly outdate plans.

While the fire code requires annual reviews, experience tells us that changes occur more often and plans easily become obsolete when left for an entire year. This sounds like a lot of work, and it could be, but if your plan management software program allows you to review your plans online and make changes in real-time, it becomes quick and easy.

That's why it is so ridiculous to think that just watching a DVD will prepare you to defend against a physical attack. It takes training, and training in adrenal response and actual contact, not just hitting the air a few times.

Another area that is often a challenge to keep current is making sure that these emergency personnel are well trained. On-line training courses enable one to quickly and easily ensure that all personnel are trained, but they often don't keep records. With staff coming and going, how is anyone to know who has been trained?

Relief is the term employed to describe the act of providing essential, suitable and timely aid to those affected by an emergency. It involves delivery of a particular quantity and quality of items to a group of people. The disaster management organizations provide relief to the affected areas. They bring together resources to ensure that relief is provided as fast as possible. Core relief items can be divided into different categories:

Next, you must practice your plans. Practice realistic fire drills. Practice drills for other emergencies. Practice both in the daytime and at night. Have your children practice making 911 calls. They should practice their name, address and phone number. Three and four year old's should know their name, address, including city, and phone number. They should also be taught who they can give these to.

Using one streamlined program makes sense. Features such as automatic reminders, disaster personnel contact lists, email templates, links to all building floor plans and disaster procedures, to name a few, will simplify maintaining your emergency plans. Disasters happen and it pays to be prepared. Make your life easier today with a plan management software program.

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