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The Four Phases of Emergency Management

It’s important to understand that there are distinct stages, or phases, to surviving through an emergency.  These are called The Four Phases of Emergency Management and they are: Mitigation Mitigation is preventing disasters or taking steps to lessen the impact of unavoidable disasters.  Ideally, mitigation should occur before an emergency happens.  However, mitigation and preparedness sometimes do not occur until after a disaster happens and repairs are being made; this is quite common in the corporate world.  This is also often seen in government agencies where there is a tendency not to notice a potential disaster until it strikes.  All … Continue reading

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Drinking Coffee as a Survival Skill?

Those of you that know me, know that I can’t stand coffee.  I’ve always found it to be a vile and nasty liquid that was to be shunned at all costs.  Even after years of my wife trying to convince me that if I drank it the way she makes it, I would probably like it.  “Begone vile drink!” would often be my reply. Not anymore.  As odd as it is for me to say it, I’m now a coffee drinker.  Here’s my story. Pretty much everyone I know drinks coffee.  When I was in the Marines, even in the middle … Continue reading

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