National Preparedness for Natural and Human-Caused Hazards

Stephen Williams, Scott Romaniuk

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Life-threatening situations are created in emergencies caused by natural and human-caused hazards. The most important action a citizen can take is creating and developing a family emergency plan and an emergency kit. An effective shelter-in-place option in an emergency family plan must be a team effort. The emergency kit can be the best management tool when a family decides to shelter-in-place or evacuate during emergencies. The emergency kit can also be personalized for members of the family to include important documents, medication storage, emergency cash, and other items. Life-threatening hazards caused by nature and humans, whether sudden or expected, can be minimized with a family emergency plan and an emergency kit. For effective emergency management to protect life, citizens must sit down, discuss, create, and practice a family emergency plan and build an emergency kit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Homeland Security
EditorsScott N. Romaniuk, Martin Scott Catino, C. Augustus Martin
Place of PublicationBoca Raton, Fl.
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781315144511
ISBN (Print)9781032362632 , 9781138501720
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2023


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