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Rich Fleetwood on Survival & Preparedness - Founded/Established 1997

DHS Advisory System

Homeland Security Advisory System Recommendations

( from http://www.tnema.org/EP/HS/HSAS-Warning.htm )

Risk of AttackAction for Individuals, Families and NeighborhoodsAction for BusinessesAction for Schools

SEVERE

  • Complete actions at lower level
  • Listen to radio and TV for information and instructions
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it
  • Be prepared to evacuate
  • Adhere to travel restrictions
  • Contact employer to determine status of work day
  • Discuss family fears of terrorist attacks
  • Provide volunteer services as requested.
  • Complete actions at lower level
  • Listen to radio and TV for information and instructions
  • Work with local community leaders and organizations, emergency management, government agencies and utilities to meet immediate needs for community.
  • Determine need to close business in accordance with the written Emergency Response Plan
  • Be ready to work with a dispersed or smaller work force
  • Be prepared to evacuate
  • Ensure mental health counselors are available
  • Complete actions at lower level
  • Listen to radio and TV for information and instructions
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it
  • Be prepared to evacuate
  • Close school if recommended to do so by authorities
  • 100% ID check for and provide escort for those entering with students
  • Ensure mental health counselors are available

HIGH

  • Complete actions at lower level
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it
  • Review your disaster plan
  • Exercise caution when traveling
  • If announced, donate blood.
  • Determine needs from volunteer agency
  • Complete actions at lower level
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it
  • Review the written Emergency Response Plan
  • Determine the need to restrict access to the business or to provide security
  • Contact vendors and suppliers to confirm their emergency response plan procedures
  • Complete actions at lower level
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it
  • Review the school’s written Emergency Response Plan
  • Prepare to answer inquiries from parents and press
  • Discuss children’s fears concerning terrorist attacks

ELEVATED

  • Complete actions at lower level
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it
  • Stock your disaster kit
  • Develop alternate routes to and from work or school
  • Continue volunteer services
  • Complete actions at lower level
  • Be alert to suspicious activity
  • Contact private security firm for security risk assessment and to determine availability of support
  • Contact volunteer agencies you support to determine how you should provide support
  • Complete actions at lower level
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it
  • Ensure that all emergency supplies are stocked and ready

GUARDED

  • Complete actions at lower level
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it
  • Store disaster supplies and replace outdated items
  • Develop and Emergency communications plan with family and friends.
  • Provide volunteer services
  • Complete actions at lower level
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it
  • Establish a dialogue with community leaders and organizations, emergency management, government agencies and utilities about disaster preparedness
  • Ensure emergency communications plan is updated and needed equipment is purchased
  • Complete actions at lower level
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it
  • Conduct safety training and emergency drills following the school’s written Emergency Response Plan
  • Ensure that the emergency communications plan is up to date

LOW

  • Develop a disaster plan
  • Create a disaster kit
  • Make a plan for your pets if you need to evacuate
  • Explore volunteer opportunities and volunteer agencies.
  • Develop a written Emergency Response Plan to address all hazards and natural disasters
  • Develop an emergency communications plan to notify employees of activities
  • Develop a plan to relocate facilities if needed
  • Develop a written Emergency Response Plan to address all hazards and natural disasters to secure safety of students and faculty.
  • Create an emergency communications plan containing family contact numbers for students
Updated: June 24, 2009 — 7:48 pm

The Author

Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 20th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural Missouri, just a few miles from the Big Muddy. Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises. Since 1997, he has provided guidance, authentic government survival history, and commentary on why we all need to get ready for that fateful day in the future, when we have to get our hands dirty and step in to save the day. He is an award winning videographer (2005 Telly Award), has received state and national scholarly recognition (2006 New Century Scholar and All USA Academic Team), and is a natural with computers, technology, gadgets, small furry mammals, and anything on wheels. Rich likes making friends, solving problems, and creating solutions to everyday issues. He doesn't mind mixing things up, when there is a teaching moment ready to happen. As a constitutional conservative, he's staying quite busy these days. The SurvivalRing Radio Show at www.survivalringradio.com will be coming back SOON!

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