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A New Twist in Community Emergency Response Teams: Citizens as "Immediate First Responders"

Date: 2011-07-18
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A New Resource from Neighborhood Preparedness Solutions

If there was ever a time in history where self-reliance was necessary to maintain a strong and free nation, this is it. Budget cuts are affecting every level of government and the services that you have become accustomed to are dwindling. Despite the obvious advantage of citizen involvement during natural disasters, most of our governing agencies consider emergency work too dangerous for you to help. But when a disaster occurs, the government becomes quickly over-burdened with requests to handle simple emergencies - emergencies that every one of us should be able to handle on your own.

Ordinary people – not firefighters, police officers, state or federal emergency response personnel – are always going to be the first to arrive at any post disaster emergency. These people are not “first responders,” they are Immediate Responders operating at their own homes or businesses and will always provide the most timely action during those critical first few moments following an emergency.

Neighborhood Preparedness Solutions has launched a complete and thorough online source of information dedicated to the Immediate Responders’ individual efforts.  The goal is to encourage participation throughout community neighborhoods as well as to gain the cooperation within local government.


It’s time to recognize the Immediate Responder as a valuable asset to any local emergency plan and maximize their utilization to minimize as many minor incidents before they become catastrophic. This very act of the citizens handling the minor incidents frees up the professional with better equipment and training to handle the most complicated incidents.

- People, Places & Things/9-1-1magazine.com (via Neighborhood Preparedness Solutions, 7/18/11)

See also: White Paper: “The Volunteer Immediate Responder & Damage Assessment Team: A Guideline for Developing Neighborhood Volunteer Emergency Programs.”

See also: Book review: “Self-Reliance during Natural Disasters and Civil Unrest” by George R. Bradford

 

 

 

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