“Emergencies aren’t going to happen to me. They happen to others.”
This statement is often repeated by many when asked if they have written Emergency Action Plans for their business. Just ask the people affected by Hurricane Katrina, Storm “Sandy”, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the movie theater shootings in Aurora, CO or Lafayette, LA, and so on. Relying solely on a rapid response to a “911” call may be a big mistake.
Emergency Management Consulting will assist business owners, schools, gated communities and any other potential population in assessing what vulnerabilities, risks and threats may exist to you, your family, your business, your employees, your customers/visitors and your community and help you address what you need to do to minimize these risks and be prepared should a tragic event occur.
In a survey conducted in 2012, 11 years after the brutal September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, a survey was conducted where adults were asked “How prepared are you?” Their response is frightening:
82% that responded by saying they were prepared had previously experienced a disaster
27% of this group indicated a need to care for family
When asked why people were not prepared?
38% said they NEVER thought of it
48% noted a lack of financial resources
15% said they didn’t have the time
Douglas J. Leard, who holds a Master’s of Science degree in Emergency Management, is the owner of Emergency Management Consulting of Wayland, which teaches individuals and businesses about the importance of emergency management and instructs them in emergency management procedures.
Douglas J. Leard, who holds a Master’s of Science degree in Emergency Management, is the owner of Emergency Management Consulting of Wayland, which teaches individuals and businesses about the importance of emergency management and procedures.