Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lessons learned

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 just passed this weekend. It went fairly smooth in spite of the dire predictions. What did you do to prepare in the event that something bad happened?

 The fact that nothing happened is provides a great opportunity to review your preparations. Some of the things we did as a family were: fill all the cars with gas, have a week’s worth of food and bottled water in the house, checked and inspected B-O-B’s, backed up all computers, and staged the hurricane supplies around the house.
If you can’t rattle off a list of several things you did to anticipate the possibility of some type of disruption, then you missed the lessons of that horrible day.

For those who had chosen to be the protectors of life and liberty were overwhelmed by the magnitude of the events. In spite of all their preparations, skills and tools the rolling tide of disaster consumed them. Had they not been as well trained, the scope of the tragedy could, and would have been much worse.
If you knew that today was the day that it all went south, would you prepare?  You are the First Responder in any emergency involving you. The likelihood of assistance being immediately available when misfortune strikes you is infinitesimally small and should not be relied on to be the primary method of survival.

Nobody wakes up in the morning expecting to have an accident, but they happen every day. Today could be when it happens to you.

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