Being prepared is an individual as well as organizational responsibility. Individuals will recover faster from the trauma of a disaster if they are prepared and can reach out to help others – you can only do this if you help yourself first. In a disaster the first people to assist in an emergency are often your neighbors, friends and co-workers. Neighbors, not professional first responders, typically perform 70% of all rescues in major disasters.
Emergency action plans keep you and your family calm and safe in case of a natural disaster, fire or terrorist attack. Planning for these events is not just for institutions and business; it’s just as important for families, in order to ensure everyone is prepared when an emergency occurs.