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Amid all of our “First World” problems, it’s important to not become complacent about the systems that we depend on. Access to food. Clean running water. Energy on demand and antibiotics. If these things disappeared tomorrow, how prepared would you be?At the Dec 2012 Mindshare we explored various disaster scanarios, as well as providing useful information such as:

> How to pack a “G.O. Bag”
> How to become a CERT trained civilian
> How to get Wilderness Survival Training

We also gathered these links for you to explore:

L.A. County Fire Dept.
From the LACFD website:
     “In June 2003, the Los Angeles County Fire Department began offering the FEMA-approved 20 hour CERT training curriculum to the cities and communities we serve.”
     “The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.”
California Earthquake Authority
From the CEA website:
     “The CEA is committed to reducing injury, loss of life and property damage from earthquakes by motivating Californians to properly prepare themselves and their residences.”
     “There are simple things you can do to make your family safer: Create a disaster-preparedness plan, prepare disaster kits, protect yourself during earthquake shaking – if you are indoors, DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON, after the earthquake, check for injuries and damage and, when safe, follow your disaster-preparedness plan.”
     “The CEA is well established as a major sponsor of the highly regarded and very popular consumer safety handbook, ‘Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country’.”
L.A. Dept. of Water & Power
From the LADWP website:
     “Earthquakes are a fact of life in Southern California. Our proximity to earthquake faults means we must be prepared to cope with a major quake when it occurs. A large quake could disrupt communication, public services and make freeways and streets impassable. You should be prepared for the possibility that water, electricity and other vital services could be out of commission during the first critical 72-hours after a major earthquake. Following a disaster, water and power services for vital community facilities such as hospitals, fire and police stations have first priority.
     Since restoration of utility and other public services to individual residences could be delayed, you need to provide for yourself and your family. Remember, the better you prepare for such an emergency, the more you increase your chances for survival.”
American Red Cross
From the American Red Cross website:
     “Be Red Cross Ready (individuals and families) – Do you know what to do to help keep your family safe in an emergency? Would you know what supplies you need in case the power goes out or what documents you should have on hand if you need to evacuate your home? From flooding to wildfires, emergency preparedness begins with three simple actions: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed.”
     “Ready Rating™ (businesses, schools, and organizations) – Communities depend on businesses, organizations and schools to be resilient in the event of an emergency. The Ready Rating™ program is designed to help these important groups help make their communities stronger by becoming better prepared for emergencies.”
National Weather Service
From the NWS StormReady® website:
     “Each year, Americans cope with an average of 100,000 thunderstorms, 10,000 of which are severe, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and an average of 2 landfalling deadly hurricanes. And this on top of winter storms, intense summer heat, high winds, wildfires and other deadly weather impacts.”
     “StormReady® helps arm America’s communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property – before and during the event. StormReady® helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.
     StormReady® communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady® can help communities save lives.”
National Hurricane Center
From the NHC website:
     “History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.”
     “The National Weather Service is responsible for protecting life and property through issuance of timely watches and warnings, but it is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches.”
     “Download the ‘Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide’. But remember, this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense.”
FEMA / Ready
From the Ready website:
     “Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.”
     “Developing a family communications plan or making an emergency supply kit are the same for accidental emergencies, natural disasters and also terrorism. However, there are important differences among potential emergencies that should impact the decisions you make and the actions you take.”
     “Knowing about the local emergency plans for shelter and evacuation and local emergency contacts will help you develop your household plan and will also aid you during a crisis.”
Dept. of Homeland Security
From the DHP-Citizen Corps website:
     “The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared.”
     “Partner programs: Community Emergency Response Team educates people about disaster preparedness, Fire Corps promotes the use of citizen advocates to enhance the capacity of resource-constrained fire and rescue departments, USAonWatch works to provide information, training and resources to citizens and law enforcement agencies throughout the country, Medical Reserve Corps program strengthens communities by helping medical, public health and other volunteers offer their expertise during local emergencies and year-round, Volunteers in Police Service works to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers.”
Centers for Disease Control / Zombie Preparedness
From the CDC website:
     “The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. This site continues to keep the public informed about public health emergencies and provides the information needed to protect and save lives.”
     “CDC has a fun way of teaching about emergency preparedness. Our graphic novel, ‘Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic’  demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. Included in the novel is a Preparedness Checklist so that readers can get their family, workplace, or school ready before disaster strikes.”
NASA Near Earth Objects Project
From the NASA NEO website:
     “The purpose of the Near-Earth Object Program is to coordinate NASA-sponsored efforts to detect, track and characterize potentially hazardous asteroids and comets that could approach the Earth. The NEO Program will focus on the goal of locating at least 90 percent of the estimated 1,000 asteroids and comets that approach the Earth and are larger than 1 kilometer (about 2/3-mile) in diameter, by the end of the next decade.
     In addition to managing the detection and cataloging of Near-Earth objects, the NEO Program office will be responsible for facilitating communications between the astronomical community and the public should any potentially hazardous objects be discovered.”