It is the Tuesday in the fourth week of 2014 National Preparedness Month
“Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”
This week’s theme is consistent with FEMA’s National Preparedness Campaign: Practice for an emergency
#23: Test call your local resources and document their response times #Prepared2014 #NatlPrep
Since you have your plans written, today would be a good day to test and see if the phone numbers are correct.
Let’s face it:
Phone numbers change frequently.
Emails change frequently.
Points of Contact change frequently.
Resources move and change frequently.
Stuff on resources change frequently.
Responsible agencies change frequently.
So make sure you update your rosters and emergency contact sheets today.
Reference your crew resource manual or your emergency contact list and test call a few of your emergency resources. Ask them how long it would take them to respond. Think about the timeframes and action you’ll have to do before they arrive.
Are you prepared to handle the situation by yourself?
Once you thought about that….don’t forget the phrase “2 is 1 and 1 is none”