Strategize in order to determine the necessary steps needed to put an emergency preparedness activation and preparedness program in place.
After careful analyses and assessment for both internal and external environments, you are ready to begin laying out the strategy that will lead to an emergency plan. In order to produce a concrete plan – your family, your school, your business – will need to collect and put in place numerous items considered essential to effective planning:
•Equipment and supplies
• Provisions for medical needs
• Important family/business documents
• Sources of power
• Procedures for family reconciliation
• Options for shelter, and
• A means for communication among other needs
Even if you have a plan in place now, emergency preparedness experts will remind you to review and make sure that it still applies today.
Laying out strategies can be a fun, interactive exercise involving brainstorming, focus groups and other methods of encouraging participation, all in an effort to bring out the best ideas.