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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Crisis Survival

Crisis Survival
Emergency situations may be complete mayhem. However prepared you are, it will always be a surprise and many individuals lose their composure, clouding their judgement and influencing their capacity to take responsible, considered actions. When it comes to emergency survival, it’s just as crucial that you be psychologically and emotionally prepared as it is to have all the right supplies.

Of course, every emergency will be different and so there isn't any absolute formula for just what to do. However, there are certain things that are universal for all emergencies.

1. Remain calm: This may possibly sound the most frustrating advice regarding a stressful situation, but emergency survival is reliant greatly on your own capacity to stay calm and make considered decisions. If you can remain relaxed, it is most likely your loved ones will feel calmer too.

2. Work out your choices: You ought to quickly consider exactly how extreme the emergency is actually and whether or not it is essential to evacuate. Be psychologically prepared to leave your home if it is the better choice: your possessions are not worth your life.

3. Alert emergency services: Call 911 when in the United States or 000 if in Australia to request the police, fire brigade or an ambulance. Try to communicate slowly and plainly. Notify emergency services as soon as possible, as they can often take some time to get to you.

4. Treat your injured: Ensure you have enough emergency supplies to hand, and work quickly to make certain all injured individuals are in a stable condition for adequate emergency survival. To be psychologically and emotionally prepared to deal with others, it’s recommended that you complete a standard first-aid course.
Of course, every different type of emergency needs a different emergency survival strategy.

In the event of a fire, be sure you have several unblocked escape routes. Maintaining a fire ladder nearby is also a very good idea. Ensure that your family knows where the escape routes are, and have a pre-determined meeting position out of the property if there in case of a fire. If you have kids, educate them that smoke rises, so the ‘get down low and go, go, go!’ motto can be quite successful. Of course, have an emergency survival kit ready in case you need to evacuate quickly.

Crisis survival in an quake is a different issue entirely. Most injuries that take place in earthquakes happen as a result of falling furniture, fire or gas leaks. To organize your home, connect shelves, cabinets, fridges and televisions as safely as you possibly can to the floor or walls. Additionally, make certain any gaseous items (stoves, water boilers, ac units, gas bottles, etc) are safe and protected. When the quake hits, be psychologically prepared to collect your family inside a central room which has been optimised for harm minimisation.

Emergency survival depends not simply on emergency resources, but also on being emotionally prepared for an emergency to occur and having a fantastic knowledge of what to do in a dangerous scenario.


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