Preparedness is “What to do Before The SHTF” Preparedness refers to a very concrete research based set of actions. The actions are taken as precautionary measures in the face of potential disasters. These actions can include both physical preparations and training for emergency action. Such as emergency supplies depots, adapting buildings to survive earthquakes and so on. Preparedness is an important quality in achieving goals and in avoiding and mitigating negative outcomes. There are different types of preparedness.
- public health preparedness
- local emergency preparedness
- snow preparedness (i.e.: Snow Preparedness Teams – SPT)
Probably the most developed type is “Disaster Preparedness”. Disaster Preparedness is defined as involving “forecasting and taking precautionary measures prior to an imminent threat. Only when advance warnings are possible”.
This includes not only natural disasters, but all kinds of severe damage caused in a relatively short period. This includes warfare. Preparedness is a major phase of emergency management. This preparedness is particularly valued in areas of military science and battle.
Methods of preparation include research, estimation, planning, resourcing, education, practicing and rehearsing.