Emergency Preparedness – Command and Control
Have you ever been so upset that you couldn’t find words? As stress escalates, the powers of reason and communication diminish so much so that to find relief some will fixate on something totally removed and unrelated to the immediate need. This response mechanism can be good or bad, . . . fight or flight.
A combat pilot, exiting his craft wearing his survival vest, pointed to a zippered front pocket and said: “if I ever crash, the first thing I’m going to do is sit down and eat this king sized candy bar. I’ll need the quick sugar energy, the soothing chocolate, and the long-term protein from the peanuts to not run away, but start to work and survive. This Baby Ruth is brain food. I will be in command and under control.”
What program do you have to meet an emergency head-on? Will your first focus be to insure that you act rather than react to the problem? Can you swing into action, or will you be overcome by emotion?
Emergencies can be tongue-tying.
For more information contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
CATCH THE VISION, GET FACTS, DEVELOP SKILLS, AND BE PREPARED.