If you want to perform well at anything, you need to practice. As children we spent hours and hours learning how to do so many things through practice: swimming, riding a bike, reading a book, performing simple math calculations, etc. For both kids and adults alike, practice is key to doing well with anything, including emergency response.
We generally have the intellectual capacity to capture new ideas and concepts easily, however that may not translate to actual effective implementation. It isn't until we try to implement, test or practice a new idea, skill or concept that we can truly determine if we know how to execute the learned item. Which is why it is so important to practice your emergency response plans with your family, workplace, places of worship and schools. Basically, you want to make sure you know what to do for any place you spend your time.
Through effective practice we can improve our performance and build confidence in our efforts, at the same time. It is no coincidence that our school aged population knows how best to respond to a fire alarm or shaking of the ground. It is because they practice multiple times a year and year after year.
Sports teams are another example of the benefits of practicing. They realize that even with a "star" player, they must practice as a team to have the best results. After all there is no "I" in team. They are constantly striving to improve upon their previous performance, both as individual and the team as a whole. We too can strive to practice our emergency response plans, so that we can improve upon the last drill, exercise or actual interruption.
Of course, in order to practice your emergency response plans, you must first develop your plans. If you need help with the development or testing of your plans, please give us a call or contact us below.
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With National Preparedness Month, in September, quickly approaching, we are offering a special promotion for an educational seminar, response plan development, tabletop exercise or drill to organizations that would like HT2 to develop, deliver and/or lead a session. For those of you that are residential recipients of these tips, you are welcome to schedule a home safety consultation. You must book your 1-selected service by the end of September to be eligible for the 10% promotional reduction and your offices or residence must be located in the Greater Seattle Metropolitan area.
If you can't commit at this time consider reaching out later. Should you need further assistance or want additional resources, please contact us. To learn more about preparedness measures or to schedule a presentation, safety walk, tabletop exercise, home consultation or general consultation with HT2, please Click Here!