By Joseph Pred
Assistance is at the method, yet no longer quickly enough--or it may possibly by no means arrive. you want to act now. Do you've gotten what it takes to avoid wasting the day? Medic, public defense professional, and catastrophe preparedness advisor Joseph Pred has acquired you lined with uncomplicated, powerful, real-world thoughts. no matter if you want to deal with a lacking baby, a flooded basement, a clinical challenge, an armed intruder, a dangerous storm, or any of a host of different emergency occasions, this publication is choked with the instruments and talents you want to arrange for the worst, and practice at your best. Read more...
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She managed to stagger over to us despite bleeding from a head wound. Luckily my medical training meant that I was able to evaluate her condition (she needed stitches, but fortunately her skull wasn’t fractured), and arrange to get her taken safely out of the park, and driven to a hospital for treatment. My work in public safety means that I’ve had many opportunities to make a difference, but this one was personal, and helping friends and family has been the most meaningful to me. I’ve learned that having the skills to help someone can transform a potentially scary situation into one that feels manageable.
24 DON’T BE A HERO Equipping yourself with all of the very best of the personal protective equipment may make you feel like a superhero, but, the reality is, none of this is armor. You should still approach hazards as if you have no PPE on. This way, you’re consciously avoiding any overconfidence you might gain from all the gear that you are wearing. And overconfidence can kill you as it’s killed others in the past. Remember that PPE is your last resort for safety, and the best way to handle risk is to avoid it entirely whenever possible.
This is the premise and promise of the book in your other hand: that it’s better to be prepared for the worst than it is to be surprised and defenseless when it arrives. Because it will arrive. While statistically speaking, emergencies will remain strangers at any given moment, every human lifetime edges close to calamity at least once or twice. It might be a car accident, a natural disaster, a riot, or a fall down a flight of stairs. As I reviewed and edited this excellent and useful crisis-response compilation, it occurred to me that humans can be almost equally divided into two camps: those who expect the worst and prepare for it and those who hope it will never happen to them.