Tip of the Day: Why is it so hard to “Be Prepared”?

The Boy Scouts have the right idea and share the right values when it comes to teaching young men the right priorities. What is little known about the motto is the meaning behind the statement. The focus of the statement is meant to encourage you to have a state of mind that allows you to be ready for unexpected events. This requires one to take appropriate steps to be ready, especially for disasters and emergencies.

Because we live in a transient society it is hard to know what hazards you are exposed to when you travel from one jurisdiction to another. Some areas you travel to are exposed to flood hazards and some have hazardous materials exposures. You have exposures at home that are different from those at work. We want to relax but we have to remain vigilant at the same time. The main point is that our frame of mind must be disciplined to understand what we must do to be ready when disasters and emergencies occur. In order to be ready we must be trained. We weren’t born with all the knowledge we need for every situation.

Take the time to learn more about preparedness activities. If you need preparedness training or would like to have a preparedness discussion for your employees or community checkout my website http://www.ejones224.moonfruit.com (Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants) and contact me via email at sysmanemerconsult@aol.com for a free consultation.

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About managingemergencies

I am a professional consultant with 30 years of experience in managing emergencies. My background and skills gave me the foundation to start Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants. If you need preparedness training or would like to have a preparedness discussion for your employees contact me via email at sysmanemerconsult@aol.com. I held various positions in the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department until I retired in 2007. As a emergency planner and trainer in the Prince George's County Office of Homeland Security I planned exercises and training for government agencies and citizens groups. I was appointed Fire Chief of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department in 2009. I started Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants in June of that year. I had the opportunity to become the Assistant Fire Chief - Operations of the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department and served for a year as the Interim Fire Chief. I am a trained mediator, mediator team leader and trainer. I also served as the Fire/EMS Department Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.
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