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This vital Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has been designed to help the citizens of this nation learn how to protect themselves and their families against all types of hazards. It can be used as a reference source or as a step-by-step manual. The focus of the content is on how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before, during, and after a disaster to protect people and their property. Also included is information on how to assemble a disaster supplies kit that contains the food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity for individuals and their families to survive following a disaster in the event they must rely on their own resources. There are real benefits to being prepared: being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a tornado. They should be ready to evacuate their homes and take refuge in public shelters and know how to care for their basic medical needs. People also can reduce the impact of disasters (flood proofing, elevating a home or moving a home out of harm’s way, and securing items that could shake loose in an earthquake) and sometimes avoid the danger completely.

By reading and following the instructions in this guide you and your family can say, Yes, we are ready!

As a bonus, this compilation includes Terrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies, A Reference Guide: a comprehensive book covering all aspects of terrorism and the threats posed by biological, chemical, and radiation agents. Planning For The Unthinkable: Preparation And Response In Public Health * Biological Agents * Chemical Agents * Radiation Emergencies * Terrorism And The Food Supply * Environmental Safety And Testing * The Role Of The Federal Government * Self-Care For Media * Range Of Public Reactions * Risk Communications During A Terrorist Attack Or Other Public Health Emergency * History Of Biological, Chemical, And Radiation Emergencies * Acronyms * Selected Web Sites * Epidemiology Glossary * Descriptions of Selected Sections of Acts Related to Public Health Emergencies * Family Disaster Planning—Five Steps to Safety * Disaster Supplies Kit * Personal Workplace Disaster Supplies Kit * Self-Monitoring Checklist * Reducing Stress and Renewing Energy * Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters.

This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management.

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