Tip of the Day – Give yourself sufficient time to respond to disasters or emergencies

One of the most important elements of disasters and emergencies is time. After distressing and devastating events we tend to lament we needed more time. Some emergencies give off warning signs in advance allowing us to respond effectively like weather events. However, if we are not alert to the threats we face the element of time can work against us. Once you complete your threat assessment you can improve your response time to most negative events. Being prepared allows you to eliminate or limit time as a negative factor.

Be aware of impending weather events so you don’t get trapped in flash floods. Inspect chemical storage facilities so you can prevent leaks and spills. Upgrade security features so you can utilize escape or protective action plans. Make sure time is on your side and it does not work against you, your employees or clients.

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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