With the recent shakes in the Washington D.C district and in the state of Ohio, many people who were not previously aware that earthquakes can attack anywhere and everywhere are starting to wonder if they are prepared. Granted, the quakes were minor, centered in the mainland so there was no risk of devastating tsunamis, and and there was no serious injury or death to any person or property. But, the fact remains, scientific evidence shows that though the likely hood of a quake the size of the 9.0 quake that wrecked Japan is statistically rare, it can and does happen; even in areas where mile high skyscrapers and highways and millions upon millions of people now reside. That does not mean that the next big urban quake will happen today or even tomorrow, but, it could, and with that knowledge, there are some things that the modern urban family can do to be prepared, just in case.
For the longest time, pepper spray has stood the test of time as a useful self-defense tool by civilians, sportsmen and law enforcement alike. A non-lethal tool, pepper spray does not require physical contact, and it lets a victim properly protect themselves without having to resort to aggressive force.
History has proven that disaster can can strike at any time. In the world we currently live in, this is certainly true in city and urban environments. Because of this, it is important to have some level or preparedness. There are many things that can be done, such as making plans and arrangements, gathering supplies and taking survival courses and training. These things can certainly prove indispensable in an actual emergency.
An emergency plan is an essential tool to survival when faced with a disaster. However, the need for making such a plan is often overlooked or put off by many individuals. Don’t be caught off guard. Know that having an emergency plan can save lives, when in the midst of a disaster, and then plan accordingly.
Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are often thought of as heroes because they often risk their lives to save others. However, an ordinary person can be a hero too. When an emergency happens, seconds really do count. A person who has stopped breathing can die within minutes if he is not given CPR. That is why everyone should take the time to learn CPR.