When we examine the characteristics of people who engage in emergency preparedness, we see a clear correlation between self-reliance and personal experience with hazard events. But people who engage in preparedness activities are not as enthusiastic about solar energy or giving up fossil fuels. Furthermore, men are more likely than women to engage in preparedness activities, but the differences were largely overshadowed by other factors. The following is a description of some of the common preparedness activities, as well as some of the most popular examples.
Preparation is a deliberative action requiring strong reasons to participate
For those interested in the ethics of emergency preparedness, deliberation has a number of important benefits. It allows the public to participate in the process while eliciting values and norms. This process also helps participants express their positions and creates the conditions for respectful debate. It is important to understand the ethical values that underlie preparedness and its reasons.
Preparation activities are most prevalent in the national and site-specific samples
A recent study found that people who engage in preparedness activities are more likely to be familiar with hazard events and believe in self-reliance. However, they are not as eager to quit fossil fuels or adopt alternative energy sources, such as solar power. Furthermore, people who engage in preparedness activities are more likely to be male than female, and they are more likely to be self-sufficient. Learn more here about emergency preparedness and self reliance.
Preparing for an earthquake
When preparing for an earthquake, it is important to have basic supplies that you can access during the earthquake. You should carry a battery-operated radio, emergency food and drinking water, non-electric can opener, and sturdy shoes. If possible, pick a safe location in your home or apartment, such as underneath a piece of furniture. If you don’t have sturdy furniture, practice the “drop, cover, and hold on” method. If you cannot stay in your home, try to find a clear area away from any windows, street lights, or overhead utility wires. Make sure you have sturdy shoes and a flashlight near your bed.
Preparing for a disaster at home
Developing a disaster plan and disaster kit are important first steps in preparing for a disaster at home. Generally speaking, you should be able to care for yourself and your family for at least three days. Special considerations for these kits include storing food and water, sheltering in place, and discussing the situation with your family. Disaster planning should be a part of your regular routine. You should also create a plan and practice it frequently.
Preparing for a disaster at work
Whether you’re in a large office or a small business, disaster preparation is an essential part of your daily routine. Disasters can affect any workplace, and many have already been hit by a hurricane or other natural disaster. But if your workplace hasn’t been struck by a natural disaster, you’re probably about to. It’s essential to develop a plan that will help you cope with the aftermath, including ways to communicate with employees and how to keep them safe.