Each One Prepares: A Quintessential Switch from Complete Reliance on Public Preparedness
A concerning emerging trend in people's choice for public health/community preparedness indicates all preparedness functions should be done by elected officials/corresponding departments, with little or no roles for members of affected communities. Those officials' abilities are limited so there is a clear need for action to re-educate communities on what individuals can do to lessen impacts of natural/other disasters themselves. The presenter proposes actions we can take now on a broad-based-scale to accelerate community and individual preparedness.
Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC