Preparing For An Emergency

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There are many different types of emergencies. It is important that you prepare yourself as any one of these could strike at a moment's notice.

There are many different types of emergencies. An emergency is any threat to life or health that is present immediate danger and in which response time is critical.

Some emergencies are easily recognizable while others are only an emergency in the opinion of some. For example an easily recognizable emergency would be a natural disaster striking.

There are many help lines and safety procedures put in place to help those who find themselves to be in an emergency. For example, there are the firemen, ambulances, and police officers that respond to emergency calls.

In addition, anyone who is using a public phone is required to give it up on request if the person requesting the phone says that it is an emergency. There are many different types of dangers that may qualify a situation as an emergency.

The first danger is a threat to life. Threats to life can occur to an individual or to a wide group of people.

For example, a grandfather suffering from a stroke would be an emergency situation. In addition, a hurricane or tornado would also be considered an emergency situation.

However, both emergencies apply to very different audiences. Most emergency organizations respond to threats to life first. Preservation of life is the first priority in many of their eyes.

The second danger is a threat to health and well-being. Health related emergencies often develop into life threatening emergencies if they are not dealt with quickly.

Health threats include medical emergencies, some natural disasters, and so forth. A threat to health may be a broken bone with risk of becoming infected.

The third type of danger is a threat to property. An example of a threat to property would include a house that caught on fire.

Even though everyone safely escaped the home, the house is still being destroyed by the fire. This is considered a serious danger because a nearby forest or other buildings may also catch on fire and make the fire very difficult to stop.

If the fire goes too far, it may seriously damage business and the ability of people in the town to work to support themselves. However, as this danger does threaten humans, it is considered by most agencies to be the lowest priority on the emergency list.

Homes, buildings, and things are replaceable, but people are not. More risks will be taken to save people.

The last type of danger is threats to the environment. This is not considered to be a serious claim to emergency by most agencies.

However, when possible some people consider the threat to a wide area of animals and land to be an emergency. For example, an oil spill may be considered to be an emergency.

The best way to deal with an emergency when it arises is to prepare for it before it occurs. However, in most cases you do not know when an emergency will strike.

As a result, it is very important that you prepare even if you do not know that an emergency is going to take place. The first thing you should do to prepare for a potential disaster is create several emergency kits.

You should create an emergency kit for every member of you family and your pets. You should also create one to place in the car.

It is not likely that disaster will strike when it is convenient. Instead, it will strike when you are alone on the freeway in the middle of now where.

It is very important that you are prepared. Each emergency kit should contain non-perishable food, water, a change of clothes, a first aid kit, a rechargeable radio, a flashlight, extra batteries, a cell phone and anything else that specific member of your family may need.

For example, if you have a baby, be sure to pack some diapers in his or her bag. Freeze dried food is one of the best options for non-perishable food.

In the past this food was disgusting. However, many improvements have been made that have made these meals delicious, easy to prepare, and easy to store.

They are also light and compact which makes them easy to pack. The general rule for how much water you should store is one gallon per person per day.

This is a lot of water, but it should cover cooking, drinking and hygiene needs. With these kits you should be properly prepared to deal with and more comfortably survive any emergency that strikes you and your family.
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Jack R. Landry is an accomplished expert in family preparedness and has been giving seminars for over 15 years. He recommends that everyone have on hand an emergency food storage in case of any emergency or disaster.

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This article was published on 2010/10/21