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The ability to see at night may mean the difference between life and death. The human eye has two types of cells in the back of the eye that sense light. These are the rods and the cones. Cones are used for daylight vision. They ar...
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The first rule is to let someone know exactly where you are and how long you expect to be there. Think of this as "filing a flight plan". Make sure that a responsible individual expects to hear from you on or before a specified date, and...
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The first thing to do it to always read the safety card instructions and pay close attention to the briefing by the air crew. DON'T assume that the instructions are the same on all aircraft. For example, some aircraft exits are of th...
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Oil in an emergency generator must be changed regularly, regardless of hours on the "clock". This means that if you have an emergency generating unit, the oil must be replaced on a calendar basis, no matter how many hours the unit has...
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A duty roster is a written organized method of equitably assigning tasks and ensuring that everything that needs to get done, gets done. They are familiar to anyone who has gone through Boy Scout Camp or the military. One boy gathers fir...
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Keeping your feet dry and healthly are a priority. In business and life we tend to flavor colored socks. Nice for a fashion statement For camping or survival purposes the appropriate sock is the plain white fluffy athletic sock. ...
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After an evacuation during an emergency food supplies are often given out. The sure way to precipitate a fight between recipients is just to allow everyone to "form a line". The best way to handle distribution of lunch, or sandwiches,...
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We are all used to regular garbage pick-ups. There are many situations short of a nuclear attack when routine garbage collections will be disrupted. Floods, hurricanes, fires. This is the time when you really have to watch your gar...
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MACE or chemical spray should never, ever, be brought on board a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft. Again and again, I see this inviolate rule ignored by State and local police officers boarding Medivac or aircraft delivering emergenc...
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Burn barrels are a very nasty subject. Most communities outlaw them. Nevertheless, in a true emergency, you are going to have to keep matters in perspective. Burn barrels are made from fifty-five gallon drums, hopefully those that ...
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After an evacuation from a disaster a large number of people generally have to be fed and provided with refreshments. These are my personal opinions. For short periods of time (up to three weeks) taking care of people lose the milk...
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One of the most serious type of casualty is those who suffer spinal injury. And these injuries are difficult to diagnose at the scene and often improperly transported and evaluated at the receiving facility. This is despite the fact t...
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A backpack should be purchased for every member of the family. Plus a filled two-quart canteen. As an alternative to a canteen two liter bottles of water can be a suitable substitute. Commerial camping canteens have felt sides than can ...
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Little children, when frightened, often go into a closet or hide under the bed when they smell smoke. It is critical for children to be instructed to (1) Yell for mom! Give the alarm! Don't be afraid to call HELP! (2) Leave the apartment...
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Reflective vests save lives. No if's, ands, or butts. You need one (perhaps two) folded up in the glove compartment of your car as of yesterday. The vest does NOT belong in the trunk or in the disaster preparedness kit at aunt Tillie's....
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Lightsticks are translucent plastic tubes sealed at both ends containing a glass ampule surrounded by an activating solution. When the tube is bent (forcibly flexed), the ampule breaks, the solutions mix (be sure to shake well) and the t...
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Barrier tape is a "niche" item, useful for a municipality, but low on the list of priorities for an individual. It is sold in 3/4 in, two-inch and three-inch widths, in various colors, with various messages, in lengths of from 150 foot t...
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In New York City during May 2010, a vehicle containing explosive materials was left in the middle of Manhatten. I happened to be there at the time to witness the responses. I have a few opinions, for which I take full responsibility. It ...
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It is helpful after an industrial accident (railcar with toxic gas) or when providing information for incoming aircraft, particularly helicopters, to know the wind direction and velocity. The usual advice is to watch for smoke, or to hav...
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The current trend towards fashionability compromises the safery of first responders. (1) Short-sleeve shirts and short-sleeve pants should be prohibited for first responders. Instead long-sleeve shirts which may be rolled up should be...
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