Readiness Watch is a weekly publication intended to provide current, relevant, and actionable readiness information to people determined to be ready for whatever comes next, and especially for those people who are just starting their journey down the road to readiness. Readiness Watch will include observations, commentary, advice, links to resources, and related news.
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Readiness Watch for the week of 13 June 2011
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Be ready now is a weekly post about things you can do right now to get ready for whatever might come next courtesy of Dennis L Hitzeman’s Readiness Weblog. You can find other posts in this series in the “Be ready now” category.
This week’s theme: Rendering aid
- Immediate: In the case of many kinds of emergencies and disasters, the most immediate kinds of aid needed are going to be of the medical variety. Having the people involved in your plan trained, as a minimum, in first aid and CPR is a must. Consider extending that training to basic medical care and field medicine. Make sure to have fully stocked medical kits available.
- Intermediate: In an enduring disaster or emergency, after medical care, the next pressing needs will be water, food, clothing, and shelter. Carefully consider how you will provide for those needs for anyone involved in your plan and how you might be able to share aid with others in need.
- Long-term: In a long-term disaster scenario, eventually every kind of thing will be needed. Consider accumulating the kinds of skills and resources necessary to provide specific kinds of goods or services. Trade skills, especially those involving the use of simple tools, will be in high demand.
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