Community Preparedness – Structuring Your Group

Community Preparedness – Structuring Your Group

Structuring your community for organization and leadership and defining the teams and their roles is an important task to ensure that all aspects of planning and work are taken care of. In this post I will give you some ideas on how to break down the physical areas of your community and how to organize the different roles needed for long term survival. This is part 5 in a series on Community Preparedness. If you have yet to do so, please read part 1, Community Preparedness – Engaging our Neighbors for Mutual Survival, part 2 Community Preparedness – Getting Started, part 3 Community Preparedness – 24 Meeting Ideas to Engage Your Community and part 4 Community Preparedness – Analysis and Documentation. (more…)...
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Community Preparedness – Analysis and Documentation

Community Preparedness – Analysis and Documentation

Organizing and preparing your community for disasters requires some analysis and documentation to get a handle on where you are and where you need to go. The analysis helps determine what physical and human resources you have available, what you need to prepare for and what gaps need to be filled. In this post I will outline some analysis tasks that you need to think about and the documentation you need to start working on. This is part 4 in a series on Community Preparedness. If you have yet to do so, please read part 1, Community Preparedness – Engaging our Neighbors for Mutual Survival, part 2 Community Preparedness – Getting Started and part 3 Community Preparedness – 24 Meeting Ideas to Engage Your Community. (more…)...
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Community Preparedness – 24 Meeting Ideas to Engage Your Neighbors

Community Preparedness – 24 Meeting Ideas to Engage Your Neighbors

Getting people involved in community preparedness will take some effort. You need a way that can engage your neighbors so that they can be informed about threats and issues and became educated on how to plan and prepare. You can provide informational resources for their own research but it can jump start the effort if you plan meetings where they can learn, ask questions and start to become part of a community. Meeting in person breaks down barriers and can start to build trusting relationships. There is no better way to do this than hosting meetings about preparedness.   This is part 3 in a series on Community Preparedness. If you have yet to do so, please read part 1, Community Preparedness – Engaging our Neighbors for Mutual Survival and part 2 Community Preparedness – Getting Started. (more…)...
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Community Preparedness – Getting Started

Community Preparedness – Getting Started

Community Preparedness - Getting Started Personal Preparedness is critical for ensuring that your family can survive and thrive after a disaster. If your family is prepared with the basics when the electricity is out like food, water, lighting and the capability to cook and provide security, you are much more likely to comfortably survive until basic public services are restored. But what if services are not restored for weeks or even months. Will your family be able to survive alone without the help of others? It is possible, but without help from others, your chances of survival will be very low. So that is why you need your community to be prepared along with you. In this post, Community Preparedness - Getting Started, I will discuss some initial steps in organizing a community preparedness group that can provide mutual assistance after disaster. (more…)...
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