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The Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Difference

Emergency and Disaster Supplier is asked what’s the difference between preparedness companies.


The end of the world?

A well-educated man asked a question today about emergency preparedness to which the answer seemed to surprise the inquirer. The gentleman asked if Just Us Enterprises Emergency Disaster Preparedness was a “survivalist” company. He suggested that many survivalist internet companies are preparing for an end of the world scenario and he does not believe that will occur. He was not sarcastic or demeaning in any way, just interested in the type of company we are. He wanted to compare our company to the many survivalist and apocalyptic preparedness companies on the internet. He stated that they seem to base their businesses on fear, such as a nuclear attack or the Apocalypse itself. He asked, politely but inquisitively, what makes our company so much better since they all seem to be the pretty much the same.

Mohawk Mushroom
Mohawk Mushroom

His question made me realize many people think all emergency and disaster preparedness companies are the same. There is an obvious, although apparently not well known difference between Just Us Enterprises and other “survivalist” companies. I must admit when viewed from the gentleman’s perspective, most prepper websites appear to give the impression that TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) is going to happen soon and you must be prepared for it. Therefore, they instill fear, show cataclysmic events, and speak of doomsday. They sell merchandise not always designed or manufactured with quality and durability in mind, despite the chaos that they predict. They might sell weapons so you can defend your stash of survival supplies. Chaos and anarchy seem to be predominant themes.

I am not suggesting that all prepper websites and survivalist sites are this way, but many are or appear to be fear-mongering entities. They emphasize buying this product or that item for use after the (name the country of your choice) drops the bomb on us. You need to buy this product so when the financial collapse happens you can survive Armageddon. You must have these supplies for whatever hysterical or mysterious purpose suits the seller’s sales pitch.

The Difference

The gentleman’s question, though poignant, was an example of how misunderstood emergency preparedness actually is. Therefore, I explained the difference between us and the other types of survival preparedness establishments that are out there. We consider ourselves practical and conservative, and we tend to advise people to prepare for a major event according to their own budget and peace of mind. We know from experience that real emergency relief can take from a few days up to several weeks before the aftermath of a catastrophe is under control.

There are alternative websites, albeit not apparently very many, real legitimate businesses that do not prey on fear, destruction, and mayhem. Just Us Enterprises is an emergency disaster preparedness and outdoor supplier with a reputable character with the Better Business Bureau (A+ accreditation), member of the New Bern Chamber of Commerce, named a top disaster preparedness supplier and a member of FEMA’s Preparedness Community. We follow government guidelines for people to be prepared for an emergency or a disaster. We offer over 250 quality preparedness products, food, water and water filtration, first aid kits and many outdoor supplies. We do not base our business on fear, but we do believe in helping people be prepared in case of an emergency or a disaster. For that matter for outdoor activities too, such as camping, boating and hiking.

Just Us Enterprises sells only quality products primarily for both the short term, (and to those who want to prepare for the alien invasion) and for camping, RVing and outdoors. We disassociate ourselves from the scare tactics that some use and concentrate on a more reasonable, sensible and practical application of what emergency and disaster preparedness means. We enjoy helping others to be prepared for an event because we experienced a time when we were unprepared and needed emergency supplies. blizzard of 2005 018 (2) (2)Unfortunately, we waited until the last minute and found empty store shelves. Our emergency only lasted a few days because the blizzard closed roads and stores, but it would have been nice to have the supplies we needed to sustain our family for that short span of time. We had no electricity, no heat and very little food.

We learned our lesson and that is how we look at emergency and disaster preparedness. When a severe storm hits, such as a hurricane or the severe blizzard that we endured, it may take several days to a week or two for relief efforts to get to you. Just like those who lived through hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, and had to wait for roads and bridges to open, electricity to be turned back on and to have clean water running through the pipes, you too, also need to have provisions and supplies.

Providing supplies, food and water, and emergency essentials from when the disaster strikes until the time disaster relief arrives is our business. Having quality adequate supplies on hand and prior to a crisis to last until assistance arrives to your location is your business. Everyone needs to be prepared for an emergency or a disaster at least for a short duration, a few days to a few weeks. Anything more than that is optional to the individual’s desires.

Briefly, I explained to the gentleman, you do not need to go overboard with supplies or prepare for a long-term catastrophe, unless you want to, but you do need food, water, a first aid kit and emergency supplies for you and your family if the need arises for short-term preparedness. A pre-made survival kit, emergency kit or preparedness package such as those that we provide, are compact and easily portable.

We invite you to take a look at our website Just Us Enterprises – Emergency Disaster Preparedness, you might be pleasantly surprised at the quality products that we offer.

Remember: Your own emergency disaster preparedness plan is the key to survival, and your survival depends on how well prepared you are.

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Emergency Disaster Preparedness, Planning – Who and What [Part 2 of 9]

Emergency Disaster Planning

Chapter 1.1 and 1.2 Planning – the compiling of lists

1. Who are you Planning for?
2. What are you Preparing for?

Planning for an Emergency or a Disaster

San Diego wildfire 5/14/2014. Courtesy CNN.com
San Diego wildfire 5/14/2014. Courtesy CNN.com

the compiling of many lists, such as contacts, phone numbers, equipment, food and water, location(s) of where to go or where to meet, supplies and the number of people who the preparedness plan will be utilized for. In other words, prepare the logistics of gathering everything and everyone together in advance. The stress of an overwhelming situation is compounded by not having something you need to survive, or still worse, not knowing the condition of a loved one.

Who are you planning for?

Obviously, you are concerned for yourself and your family. Have you thought about your extended family, such as your parents, nieces and nephews, son and daughter-in-laws, grandchildren and close friends? They may not be adequately prepared or not prepared at all for a disaster. Will you turn them away in their time of need? Realistically, if something catastrophic happens to a member of your extended family you will want to take them in, even if you do not have emergency supplies for yourself.

Consider the unknown. Disasters take lives, leave victims and create orphans. A child cannot know what he or she needs to survive a catastrophe. Who will take your child if disaster strikes and leaves them without a parent? Where will they go? As you make your preparedness plan, include provisions for the unexpected. The unexpected is the length of time that it takes for rescue (assuming that there will be a rescue) to arrive, the number of people that you might involuntarily inherit, and of course, the nature of the disaster itself and its aftermath.

While taking into consideration the possibility of anything that can go wrong will go wrong, truthfully, there is a limit as to the number of people you have the ability to provide for. Determine how many people you are preparing for: a single person, a family, group, school, workplace, organization, community or a larger group such as a town, county, state or region. Include in your plan, a plan for additional supplies for the unintended additional people who will want and need supplies. It will not hurt to have a little too much, as opposed to having a little too little.

What are you preparing for?

Are you preparing for an auto breakdown, a blackout, a hurricane, tornado,Tornado from tumblr_n69iusRgeg1qm4we9o1_500 blizzard, an act of terrorism, war or TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World, As We Know It) or even the Apocalypse? Preparing for the inevitable blackout or auto breakdown is simply assembling or purchasing the appropriate emergency kit. Preparing for a widespread disaster, an earthquake or a hurricane for example, may include an Emergency Preparedness Package (multiple survival kits) and additional food, water and supplies. However, if you are preparing for a government collapse, nuclear, biological warfare, or even worse, than you will need the appropriate shelter, food, water and water filtration and purification, supplies and weapons to protect those in your group and your supplies.

We live in a time of turmoil, unexpected severe storms in the waters of our south coast, tornados, though not surprising, are ramping up in the Midwest. Earthquakes in the South Pacific, off the coast of Japan, Nepal and Chile seem to happen more frequently and have much more intensity than in the past. Recently Chile has had a couple of volcanos, as did southern Europe and again in the South Pacific volcanos are spewing. The “Ring of Fire” is alive and filling our sky with soot and ash. Meanwhile, back here in the U.S.A., there is speculation that the faults in California will soon tremble. The Madrid Fault in the Midwest recently started shaking. There is no real agreement if we will experience global warming or global cooling. A recent documentary suggests that the sun, not necessarily mankind, is the root of our climate change.

So, what do you prepare for, you might ask. Firstly, make preparations for a disaster or an emergency with as many supplies that make you feel comfortable. Prepare your emergency disaster plan and supplies according to the types of common disasters that have happened in the local area. Your local Emergency Management Organization can tell you what common hazards are in your area.

Some believe the government will take care of the crisis. Others point out the delays that occurred with government involvement with both hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. The logistics of emergency disaster preparedness for a smaller group is considerably easier and quicker than that of the size of a government mobilization.

FEMA, the CDC, and the American Red Cross recommend a minimum 72-hour emergency preparedness survival kit for each person. The Preparedness industry recommends five to fourteen days. Many preppers, however, suggest many months up to many years of supplies. The common theme here is everyone agrees that everyone needs to have an emergency disaster preparedness plan and survival supplies.

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Emergency Disaster Preparedness, Foreword and Contents [Part 1 of 9]

Who, What, Why, How, Where and When are questions asked regarding emergency disaster preparedness and survival.

Planning, Preparing, Procurement and Providing your own emergency disaster preparedness is the key to survival, and your survival depends on how well prepared you are. J Janerico

Foreword

This discussion, the first of a multi-part article, addresses some of the issues many people associate with emergency disaster preparedness. The consolidated information that follows is collated from reliable sources such as FEMA, the CDC, the American Red Cross, NOAA, the preparedness industry and media sources like CNN, Fox News and others. To achieve emergency and disaster preparedness, several aspects will be covered, however ultimately, you must take responsibility for your own preparedness, because when (not if) a major catastrophic event occurs, it may take several days to several weeks for the government to assemble and coordinate appropriate and adequate supplies for a disaster. Preparing for a disaster could be the difference between your life and death.

Time

Apparently, there is some debate going on in the emergency preparedness industry in regards to the subject of prepared long-term food, home processed foods (canning) and MREs (meals ready to eat). Some of the topics focused on are, the amount of salt used in the preparation of food, the total carbohydrates and the nutritional value derived from these types of prepared food. Another issue is what the effects long-term food may or may not have, and how it might affect the human body if consumed daily for long periods. However, freeze-dried, dehydrated or salt cured foods, designed for long-term storage, are a proven beneficial food supply – it keeps you alive. The subject of long-term food brings up the point of this discussion. What are you preparing for, in terms of time, in the preparedness area of your emergency disaster planning? Are you preparing for a road trip, a few days, a couple of weeks, a month or three, or for a full-fledged apocalypse?

Let us face some facts, preparing for a disaster or an emergency can be a daunting task, Planning, Preparing, Procurement and Providing requires thoughtful implementation. The multiple parts that follow are some helpful solutions to the questions of Who, What, Why, How, Where, and When of the preparedness stages of planning. The Table of Contents provides a list of blogs and anticipated date of publishing.

TABLE of CONTENTSJust Us Enterprises

Part 1

Planningthe compiling of many lists

  1. Who are you planning for?                        5/19/2015
  2. What are you preparing for?                      5/19/2015
  3. Why are you preparing for an emergency or a disaster?     05/26/2015
  4. How much preparation is necessary?       05/26/2015
  5. Where do you go in a disaster?                06/02/2015
  6. Where do you store your emergency disaster preparedness supplies?      06/02/2015
  7. When is emergency disaster preparedness necessary?      06/09/2015

 

Part 2

Preparing lists, gathering supplies

  1. Who do you prepare for?                            06/16/2015
  2. What do you need?                                     06/23/2015
  3. How much do you need?                             06/16/2015
  4. Why prepare, is this just a waste of time and money?     06/30/2015

Part 3

Procurementbefore you buy

  1. Who do you buy from?                                07/07/2015
  2. Where do you obtain the emergency supplies?     07/07/2015
  3. What needs to be considered when purchasing disaster supplies?     07/07/2015

Part 4

Providing – how many, how long

  1. How long will you need to provide for a disaster?     07/14/2015
  2. Everything in Moderation     07/14/2015

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“It’s For Both of Us” | Just Us Enterprises – Emergency Disaster Preparedness

The Emergency Preparedness/Fire Prevention Fair held at the Gus Canty Center in Falmouth, Massachusetts on October 4, 2014 was a great success. Representatives from many first responder and emergency preparedness organizations were on hand. However, bringing emergency disaster preparedness to the forefront of everyone’s mind is a daunting task. Everyone apparently agrees emergency disaster preparedness is not only a good idea, but could also be the sole means of survival during a catastrophic event.

The Emergency Preparedness/Fire Prevention Fair brought in young and old alike. Among our many visitors at our booth, a Boy Scout inquired about our survival food, and a kind, well-spoken, elderly woman (she obviously was in her eighties), showed genuine interest in our best selling, complete 2 Person Elite Survival Kit.

Just Us Enterprises 2 Person Elite Survival Kit
Just Us Enterprises
2 Person Elite Survival Kit

When it was explained these kits come in different styles and for a single person to groups she eloquently replied, “Oh no, sir, this kit appears to have everything in it that I’ll need, it is for both of us.” Apparently, even at her age, she understands the importance of emergency disaster preparedness.


Emergency Disaster Preparedness requires:

Planning

  • Plan ahead for a shelter in place order or for a hasty evacuation.
  • Have a contact list (printed) in every emergency kit, wallet, purse or portable personal bag.
  • Include names, addresses and phone numbers.
  • Include the location(s) where you will meet.
  • Remember to text, not phone as the phone lines may be jammed or down.
  • Have an updated list of prescriptions, and the doctor’s information to make it easier to refill the prescriptions from a distant location, if necessary.
  • Have a primary location as a meeting place and a secondary location for your loved ones to gather, preferably at distant location. For example, if a hurricane strikes, your neighbor’s house is probably not a good idea, however, a friend’s house located 50 miles or more inland would be a safer bet.
  • Include infant formula, baby needs, handicap needs and special needs items.
  • Teach those who do not know how to text, the proper procedure about how to text. Many elderly, handicapped and technologically challenged may not know how.
  • Be ready for a speedy evacuation and practice the evacuation plan.
  • Have copies of important documents, cash and account numbers and passwords stored in a safe accessible place for retrieval from a remote location.
  • Have emergency survival kit(s) packed and ready to go, emergencies, disasters and calamities do not wait until you are ready.
Wireless Emergency Alert   Fact Sheet - FEMA
Wireless Emergency Alert Fact Sheet – FEMA
  • Have a Wireless-Emergency-Alert system activated on your wireless device by a local carrier so that authorized government agencies can alert you of danger. FEMA, the CDC and JUST US ENTERPRISES – Emergency Disaster Preparedness recommend the Wireless Emergency Alert System from the FEMA website. This is a free service and does not charge for texts.
    For a carrier in your area, go to: fema.gov/state-offices-and-agencies-emergency-management

Preparing

  • Yourself, your family, and if possible, contribute to your community with essential food, water, shelter and supplies. The CDC acknowledges that after a disaster strikes, “you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for some time. Take steps now to put together an emergency supply kit.” From the CDC website: (http://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/kit/disasters/index.asp).
  • If you cannot assemble an emergency kit, you can purchase a preassembled survival kit from Just Us Enterprises – Emergency Disaster Preparedness. Our preassembled emergency survival kits come in several styles from a basic single person to our large Preparedness Packages. We also carry emergency preparedness packages for work and school, also known as lockdown kits.

Provided is a list of basic survival kit contents:

  • Be prepared with prepackaged food in air and watertight containers to prevent spoilage and contamination. Have at least 72 hours of non-perishable food ready to go, but it is also recommended to have up to two weeks’ worth of food available.
  • Have bottled water or a water filtration system to remove contaminants from unclean water. Recommended is one gallon per day per person. A quality water filtration and purification system such as the Outback Water Filtration and Purification System manufactured for EmergencyDisasterPreparedness.com and used by government organizations will provide up to 1,800 gallons of water that removes over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and contaminants.
  • Plain Household bleach can be used to disinfect water. Sixteen drops of bleach is enough to purify a gallon of water. Do not use scented bleach, color safe or bleach with added cleaners (Source FEMA Checklist). Bring an eyedropper or medicine dropper if you are going to use this method.
  • Have a portable shelter such as a tent or tarp, tent stakes and rope.
  • Make sure you have a first aid kit; small cuts could cause major infections in a disaster area. Also, have a First Aid Guide if not already in your first aid kit.
  • Have emergency tools and supplies already packed so that you can grab and go.
  • Have basic tools such as a multi-purpose shovel, swiss style knife and a wrench or pliers.
  • Have extra fuel for heating and cooking.
  • Have a change of clothing and footwear and always have warm comfortable clothes ready to go.
  • Have a way to keep warm such as extra blanket(s) in the car or with the survival kit.
  • Have a hand crank or battery powered radio (include plenty of extra batteries) to receive weather and information. We provide a hand crank flashlight radio that includes a USB cable for recharging your cell phone.
  • Have flatware, plastic plates or a mess kit, pot for heating food, fire starter, waterproof matches or matches in a waterproof container and a hand operated can opener.
  • Bring toilet paper, paper towels and plastic bags for waste and wet clothes.
  • Emergency cash, you will not be able to make electronic transactions when the power is out, and any supplies will be costly.
  • A source of lighting such as a 30 hour candle, flashlight or light sticks.
  • Bring a hygiene kit with soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor and feminine products; sanitary pads can also double as a bandage for large wounds.

Readiness

  • Gather everything that we listed or purchase a readymade quality survival kit designed using government and preparedness recommendations such as those that we provide, do not forget to add your personal items such as the contact lists, medications, cash and clothing.
  • Put the completed kit in or near a closet near a door leading to the outside.
  • Practice an emergency situation with your family.
  • Remember to keep your survival kit as light as possible, freeze-dried food for example is lightweight, easy to prepare and space saving.

    Help FlagFor more information on how to prepare for an emergency or for emergency products and supplies, contact Just Us Enterprises – Emergency Disaster Preparedness. We strictly follow guidelines from FEMA, the CDC, the American Red Cross and the Emergency Preparedness industry. Just Us Enterprises is a BBB Accredited business located in FEMA Region 1 and providing services across the U.S.A.

SOMETHING ABOUT THE FALL; HIKING, LEAF PEEPING | JUST US ENTERPRISES

SOMETHING ABOUT THE FALL; HIKING, LEAF PEEPING | JUST US ENTERPRISES

 This colorful season warns us to be prepared.

LeavesFall is upon us. The crisp chill of the morning air, the dew on the grass and the colorful changing of leaves are all signs of change. Like spring, autumn is a transition month. Spring shakes off the cold and displays the wonders of life. September and October splashes us with warm days of the summer past and warns us of the impending cold winter days ahead.

Hiking thru the woods, truly tests your ability for observation and survival. Autumn, with warm days and cool nights, is an ideal time for a woodsy trek or for braving the concrete jungle (especially when waiting in line for that newest must have technology). The sky usually has less humidity creating a clearer view of the night sky. An early morning hike can become a hiker’s epiphany as the sun breaks thru the tall magnificent trees, dazzling the observer with colors beyond compare. Oak Leaves & AcornsBeyond the trees, the sun  exposes the mountains behind them in a greyish-blue fog that only distance can create. A hiker can smell the freshly fallen foliage and hear the subtle sounds of the forest. Peaceful. Listen intently to the birds, the scurrying of the woodland critters and the rustle of branches, it appears the forest is alive. But, you cannot see it. Nature is preparing for winter right in front of the spectator. Anyone can hear the forest’s noises, taste the berries, touch the foliage, smell the forest smell but only glimpse the activity. A deer, turkey, fox or other animal are only seen briefly before they dart off. A chipmunk zips across your path with a mouth full of acorns, but nature is already hard at work preparing for winter. The absolute wonder of nature is unseen, even before the hiker’s eyes.

New England Fall
New England Fall

The entrance to the woods has an opening that shows the majestic trees displaying, in elegant grandeur, their rainbow of colors. A deer off to the left darts into the forest. Entering the woods, deer paths are many and confusing, a compass and a map is a must have because they do not require batteries, and they are lighter than a cell phone. Dress appropriately, wear long pants, and comfortable hiking boots. Ticks and poison ivy are not enjoyable. Some types of wasps nest underground so, if you are allergic to wasps, bring your allergy medicine and remember to bring any other medications. Put the appropriate doses of all medications with your first aid kit.

 

A word of advice, when you plan, prepare, pack and proceed, take along a survival kit (View the Hunter’s Survival Kit) that is properly equipped for the number of days and meals you expect to be hiking for. Carry additional food and water or a water filtration and purification system, just in case an injury or other event prolongs your stay on the mountainside or urban setting. The planning for a successful hike includes packing a well-made quality hiker’s backpack. The backpack takes the abuse of the trail, well, your body does too, but the backpack needs to protect your survival gear. In addition to the aggressive tree limbs trying to tear it off your back, the backpack is repeatedly dropped, thrown on the ground, kicked, and used as a pillow. It holds your entire survival collection and the backpack is the key to survival if it is properly equipped.

Survival kits vary in contents, durability and quality. Our best-selling Elite Survival Kit is similar to the Hunter’s (camo) Survival Kit, with a notable exception, the Elite multi-pocket backpack is red and grey with black trim, and some of the contents may differ View Elite Survival Kits. All of our survival kits were designed using advice from experts in the emergency preparedness industry. They follow guidelines given by government agencies and non-profit preparedness organizations.

Ideally, the first aid kit must be lightweight, contain at least basic medical supplies and contain enoughOak Leaves and Acorns (2) bandages to redress a wound. A first aid kit should include bandages for cuts and scrapes; gauze pads, for larger wounds; adhesive tape; alcohol pads; and an elastic bandage for sprains. The longer the hike, the more comprehensive the first aid kit should be, within reason of course.

The colored leaves that filter the sun will soon fall, and the acorns will pummel around the hiker, but sitting on a log, and observing nature as it prepares for winter should remind us that we too, need to prepare for the coming winter. Even if you are not a hiker or a hunter, you are, by nature a survivalist. Therefore, you need to prepare yourself for an emergency or a disaster.

FEMA, the American Red Cross and Just Us Enterprises all recommend, at minimum, a 72-hour survival kit. However, a two-week supply of food, water, first aid and supplies is strongly suggested. Ice storms and other disasters have shut down power for days to weeks at a time. A home survival kit will keep the essential emergency items accessible, together and ready to go. Like the squirrels gathering their acorns, survival kits and Preparedness Packages will help ensure that emergency supplies are gathered together for future use, but unlike the squirrel’s acorns, these supplies come in backpacks and bags for the ease of transportation.

Leaf peeping season is a reminder to prepare for the cold weather and winter storms. Just as hikers prepare their backpacks to enjoy nature’s beauty, we all must prepare for an emergency or disaster. Just Us Enterprises – Emergency Disaster Preparedness provides quality products for hikers, first responders, OEM, homeowners, contractors, and schools with survival kits, preparedness packages, auto emergency kits and more.

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Reasons for Emergency Preparedness Summer 2014 | Just Us Enterprises

“Your own emergency disaster preparedness plan is your key to survival, and your survival depends on how well prepared you are.”  J Janerico


We read, watched and heard the compelling news this past summer of:

Diseases

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a killer virus recently causing a 55 % mortality rate of its victims. The transmission of EVD to humans is thought to originate primarily from fruit bats (among other animals). The contagious virus then spreads via bodily fluids from human to human. This is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history, and it is causing widespread panic, containment and quarantine for individuals and entire African countries. The WHO (World Health Organization) states there are currently no licensed Ebola vaccines. For more information on the Ebola Virus, go to the World Health Organization’s webpage on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) recently updated September 2014.

The Enterovirus D68 is a severe respiratory illness-that currently affects children from the ages of 6 weeks to 16 years old. The severity of the Enterovirus causes immediate admittance to pediatric intensive care for those children afflicted. According to the CDC, “there are no available vaccines or specific treatments for EV-D68.”

Terrorism

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria commonly referred to as ISIS, beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker. The days of our idea that terrorism will never happen here have vanished. We must wake up and see what is happening around us. We have been at war since 9/11/01 that started over 13 years ago. Our enemies are many and want to destroy us. In response, we may have become overly protective to the point of absurdity, as in the case of the elementary school child receiving suspension for bringing a plastic toy solder to school; or possibly, we may have authorized the powers of authority, such as those in Ferguson, MO, to be excessively powerful.

Conflicts

There are confusing and contradictory statements surrounding the events of the shooting of Michael Brown allegedly by Officer Darren Wilson. This shooting initiated a peaceful demonstration in Ferguson, MO, that quickly turned violent between the protestors and authorities, which caused days of intense demonstrations.

Immigrants are flooding our border with Mexico and unfortunately, they are burdening our resources to include shelter, medical assistance, border security and other essential welfare. Sometimes these undocumented illegal immigrants create, either intentionally or unintentionally, tension and volatile situations with those assigned to protect our border. Let us not forget to mention the political friction that is currently happening between the state governments involved and the Federal Government.

Wars

The Israel and Gaza conflict continues with breaches in ceasefire truces. The US is still fighting in Afghanistan (with increases of advisors in Iraq), while ISIS attacks its fellow citizens, and threatens us. President Obama authorized airstrikes in Syria to assist in the degradation of ISIS. Russia is proclaiming it is rendering humanitarian aid to the Ukraine (with tanks and military at the border). Some believe Russia is invading the Ukraine, as they did in Crimea.

Earthquakes

In June, Oklahoma surpassed California in the number of earthquakes; a 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Guthrie, OK on August 19. (Source: CNN Oklahoma earthquakes)

Schools

School shootings, lock-downs and fear are apparently on the increase although there appears to be contradictory numbers among the media. It is advisable to have your student’s classroom prepared with a lock-down kit. Unlike meteorologists, the perpetrators who bring guns to school usually do not forecast their intentions.

Natural events

Natural events, such as earthquakes, diseases, sinkholes and tornados, cyclones and wildfires demand our attention.

Sinkholes are occurring more frequently in Florida and reported as far north as Massachusetts.

Wildfires have burned approximately one million acres including homes businesses, and lives. The fires effectively have caused poor air quality. (Source: CNN Wildfires) The wildfires were so bad, that CNN reported California Wildfires Temporarily Suspend Search For Aliens

Weather – Extreme heat reported in the South with over 100 degree temperatures. Torrential rains  produced floods in Arizona, Connecticut, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York among other states. Colorado, Montana, and New Hampshire (Mount Washington) have reported snow in September already. A rare Tornado in Revere, Massachusetts, a first ever recorded in the coastal town. Hawaii had cyclones. The Old Farmer’s Almanac “predicts that this winter will be another arctic blast with above-normal snowfall throughout much of the nation.”

The weather always sends us a curveball such as the aforementioned freak coastal tornado and snow showers in August while burning heat scorches the mid and southern parts of our country.

A lot has happened in the past few months, so as we bring ourselves, reluctantly as it may be, back to the reality of school, work and home life; let us also prepare ourselves for an emergency. FEMA, the CDC, and the American Red Cross all recommend a survival kit that contains a 72-hour minimum of supplies.


Just Us Enterprises is an Emergency Disaster Preparedness supplier of survival kits, first aid kits, emergency preparedness packages, classroom and workplace lockdown kits water purification systems, long-term food and much more. We provide emergency supplies for Emergency Management Organizations, preppers, homeowners, schools, workplaces and autos. Emergency Disaster Preparedness is every individual’s responsibility. Do not wait for the event to happen, and say, “If only I was prepared,” because then it will be too late.

Emergency Disaster Preparedness Planning – Just Us Enterprises

Emergency Disaster Preparedness Planning – Just Us Enterprises

Preparing for a hurricane, tornado or disaster involves emergency Planning, Preparing, Procurement and Providing of emergency disaster preparedness supplies. Just Us Enterprises, the Emergency Disaster Preparedness company, offers assistance in these areas. The facts gathered forthwith, were obtained from reliable sources such as FEMA, Ready.gov, the American Red Cross, the CDC and others. Links provided are for your benefit to prepare for an emergency or a disaster. Each of the four P’s (Planning, Preparing, Procurement and Providing) will provide you with information that could be vital to saving a life.

Planning

Planning for an emergency or a disaster depends on whether you are planning for a family, a group, a school or a workplace. Even though there are many similarities of these emergency disaster plans, each plan has its own unique procedures that incorporate specific disaster preparedness. The ultimate objective of emergency disaster preparedness is to provide the greatest chance of survival, for the greatest number of people, in the event of a catastrophic event.

Family Planning

Families are usually in different locations at any given moment and due to this fact, Ready.gov recommends having a contact card for each member of the family. These contact cards should contain information so that family members may contact another individual in another state or location. Communications may be down, or over-burdened, therefore it would be wise to carry coins and money or a calling card. “Text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through.” (Ready.gov, 2014)  A contact card like the this one from FEMA, Family Emergency Plan Contact Card should be placed with the emergency survival kit, and other accessible means for example an email, which you can send or receive from multiple locations.

School Planning

Schools and workplaces are varied both by size and by location. Size can further be broken down to the square footage of the building and the number of students or employees.

Schools

  • Students must have a contact person and number.
  • Students should have a means of communication.
  • The school or educational facility should be prepared to “shelter in place.”
  • Schools, colleges, universities and other institutions need an evacuation plan.
  • The school should have adequate food, water and basic supplies. A Classroom Lockdown Kit for each classroom is strongly suggested for students and faculty.
  • For more information on developing emergency preparedness plans for schools, please visit the U.S. Department of Education. (Ready.gov, 2013)

Workplace Planning

  • Have an evacuation plan.
  • Have food, water and basic supplies on hand. A workplace Lockdown Kit resolves these basic needs and minimizes waste and storage space.
  • Implement an emergency disaster preparedness plan. Visit: Ready.gov Business

Preparing

Planning is the first step in any worthwhile thing that we do. Preparing is gathering all the necessary information and supplies, and then putting that information where it is accessible in a moment’s notice; along with the food, water and basic survival supplies you will need during a disaster.

Have a survival kit, or an emergency disaster preparedness kit for your family or facility. Keep the survival supplies current. Foods for long-term storage and water or a water filtration and purification system are recommended. Contents of a survival kit, also known as a bug out bag, should include a contact card, food, water, basic first aid kit and hygiene. Many government agencies recommend a minimum of 72 hours of food and water in the survival kit, per person. However, some disasters can take several days, sometimes weeks or longer, before help arrives; therefore, most disaster preparedness organizations recommend up to two weeks or more worth of survival food, water and supplies.

Procurement

Guardian Survival KitSurvival kits, are also known as “Bug Out Bags” “72-Hour Kits” “Grab and Go Bags” and other names. There are many different styles and designs, so be cautious in purchasing and prudent in the quality of the survival kit. A survival kit is designed to maintain a person’s survival; therefore, the quality is important. Shown is the basic Single Person Survival Kit.

 

Hurricane Emergency Kit (web)

Emergency Kits are bigger and contain supplies and equipment, geared more to the type of disaster, than basic survival kits. Two examples are the Wildfire Emergency Kit and the Hurricane Emergency Kit (pictured).

 

 

Family Preparedness Package w Food StoragePreparedness Packages incorporate different kinds of emergency and survival kits. They are varied as to their contents and amount of people it is intended for such as the Single Person Preparedness Package that includes an Auto Emergency Kit and a Deluxe Survival Kit and a Mini Survival Kit. Another example, the Emergency Preparedness Package – 4 Person w/ Food Storage (pictured) includes sufficient survival gear to accommodate 4 people for a week, or one person for 4 weeks!

 

Guardian Deluxe Classroom Lockdown Kit (web)Lockdown kits, for work or school, are beneficial preparedness supplies, and should be considered in emergency disaster preparedness. Classroom Lockdown Kits were designed for a classroom of 30 students and workplace (office) Lockdown Kits will accommodate from two to 10 people for three days.

 

First aid kits, food, tools and equipment are also necessary components of a survival plan, these items and more can be purchased separately for either short-term, such as camping, or long-term preparation.

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