SPAN's First Four – a Process
Process is the key to preparedness success!
Process is a series of activities one takes to achieve a goal. It is not a checklist. It is not 'one-&-done.'
Process enables a routine revisit of preparedness, without obsessing about it. It facilitates mental readiness, without the need to dwell on disaster. Process allows for steady progress.
SPAN's First Four will enable you to help your people complete these cost-free, easy-to-do activities – and their practice exercises – that have been shown to:
decrease worry about loved ones (by establishing an Out-of-Area Contact Person)
prevent the most common disaster injury (by keeping a pair of sturdy shoes under the bed to protect your feet from serious cuts)
provide water for a minimum of three days (by repurposing two-liter pop bottles)
increase the likelihood that you and your loved ones will immediately move to best, most safe place in each room of your home (by identifying safe places and practicing getting in them)
Four Preparedness Activities.
Four Sets of Bulletin Announcements – to help you.
As the Ward Preparedness Specialist, you may want to guide people through this recommended sequence of activities, month by month, by utilizing the Bulletin Announcements found here:
First Sunday – PREPARE – Drop.Cover.Hold. Identify Safe Places In Each Room
Third Sunday – PRACTICE – Drop.Cover.Hold. Getting In Your Safe Places
First Sunday – PREPARE – Out-of-Area Contact Contact Cards
Third Sunday – PRACTICE – Practicing Calling Your Out-of-Area Contact
First Sunday – PREPARE – Storing Your Water
Third Sunday – PRACTICE – Using Your Water to Flush the Toilet
First Sunday – PREPARE – Preventing the Most Common Injury
Third Sunday – PRACTICE – DCH & Putting On Your Shoes