With the recent spate of severe weather and widespread flooding, tornadoes and even Earthquakes, we are reminded of the critical importance of personal preparedness at the home and office. Whether earthquakes, floods, terrorism, pandemic, wildfires or something else, disasters happen. Whether we are at work or at home, disaster can strike at any time, and while types of potentially catastrophic events have commonalities, they also have stark differences that we all need to understand.
This class focuses upon personal, home and family disaster/emergency preparedness, then goes into office or worksite emergency preparedness. The class discusses what is needed to Identify likely emergency events, and the first thing that you should do is to identify likely or possible contingencies, and even outline responsibilities of business, family member and where to meet if disaster strikes.
The class will discuss how businesses and individuals can and should prepare for not only natural disasters but potential man-made ones as well. Learn how earthquake early warning works (USGS ShakeAlert) and how it’s being implemented to save lives on the west coast. Preparations should include storage of food, water, money on hand, communications equipment, and probably most important, having a PLAN.
Hal Kempfer, GRIP
Hal Kempfer was an military Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer for FEMA Region IX and senior intelligence officer with the federal government’s Consequence Management mission area, and an emergency preparedness expert widely seen in the media and utilized by all levels of government, industry and non-profit sector both in the U.S. and around the world.
Who Can Attend:
Open only to vetted InfraGard members.