Region II Individual Preparedness Activities: Facilitator Guide   [open pdf - 272KB]

From the Document: "Preparedness is the shared responsibility of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens. Individuals and households are at the core of our Nation's preparedness. A community's ability to respond to or recover from a disaster depends on the level of preparedness of every member. However, a 2009 Citizen Corps National Survey found that 29 percent of Americans have not prepared because they think that emergency responders will help them, and over 60 percent expect to rely on emergency responders in the first 72 hours following a disaster. The reality is that in a complex disaster, first responders and emergency workers may not be able to reach everyone right away. In addition, providers may not be able to restore critical services, such as power, immediately. The purpose of this initiative is to promote personal and community preparedness discussions with individuals, neighbors and households. These activities are a set of building blocks. You can mix and match the Individual Preparedness Activities based on the amount of time available. Most Individual Preparedness Activities can be completed in approximately fifteen minutes. You should adapt the materials to include critical 'local' information, such as information on local hazards, local alerts and warnings, and community response resources and protocols."

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