Individual and Family Preparedness Planning

I provide individualized emergency preparedness plans that are specifically tailored to an individual or family’s needs and situation.

There are free preparedness classes available in most communities, and lots of emergency response information is available on the internet, much being confusing, contradictory, or out of date.  A person will have to untangle and sieve the information in order to figure out what exactly is useful and applicable to them.

With 15 years of experience in the emergency management field and having navigated three nationally declared disasters, I work with you to figure out the best plan.

I’ll walk you through a step-by-step process of evaluating your exposure to risk. By identifying immediate common sense steps to make and you and your family better prepared for a disaster, some potential harm can be reduced to little more than an inconvenience.

Equally as important, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you have done everything that you can for yourself and your family.

The process
After spending about an hour with you in person or over the phone discussing the particular circumstances of your situation, I will prepare a detailed, personalized plan that examines the threats and risks that exist in your community, workplace, and neighborhood.

I’ll outline the relative capacity of your community to respond to a disaster and recommend basic and advanced items that should be in a disaster kit for your home, vehicle, and/or bicycle. Furthermore, I can help you identify evacuation routes specific for bicycle or foot travel.

In terms of long range preparedness, I’ll recommend further steps, like basic first aid classes, seismic upgrades, or other vital preparedness skills or equipment that make sense for your particular situation.

I’ll send you your plan, and then we’ll spend about an hour discussing it. I’ll answer any questions you might have and will answer additional questions or make minor changes to the plan based on changing circumstances for up to one year without additional cost and within reason.