Welcome to Primed! LLC
So, you find yourself on a blog that sparked your interest and we welcome you to Primed!, LLC. We are foremost an emergency and disaster consulting company and as such, we have a vision of helping communities and businesses to become resilient in the face of an emergency or disaster.
It is important that we set some expectations from the beginning so that everyone works collaboratively in this evolving field of emergency and disaster management. This blog site will evolve as the information available morphs with the onset of new information, new technology and new emergency management standards/best practices. “There are no new ideas in Emergency Management” is the concept “all ideas are built upon what others have learned and shared”. The materials in this blog do not replace nor are they to be used in contradiction to your local government’s emergency and disaster management directives.
The intention of this blog is to share best practices, create guides to developing solid response and recovery plans, and to assist in helping businesses and communities become resilient in the face of disaster or emergency.
The term disaster and the term emergency will be used interchangeably because they represent different things to the people those events mean to different entities within a community. For example, losing power is a mere inconvenience to most of us when we talk about our homes. The same power loss could be an emergency for a utility or area where critical life safety depends on power. Finally, that same power outage could be a disaster to a hospital or nursing facility as people’s very lives depend on powered machines to keep them alive.
No matter what you call the event, the event can morph with time and cross other thresholds that make a mere inconvenience become a community-wide emergency or disaster. Carrying on with the previous example, the power outage lasts a few days, now the community cannot power at home medical equipment, keep food cold, houses warm/cold depending on the season, communication becomes strained when Internet, TV and radio are driven by electricity (or batteries charged by electricity). Most could have gone hours, even a few days in their homes during a shorter outage, but now many will require the community to stand up shelters and other disaster resources.
In the interest of full disclosure, this is an independent blog that is independent from any other entity and represents the author’s personal opinions. Posts on a similar topic may be included on this blog from other authors and sources and are added to provide you with a more rounded collation of resources.
Finally, this site is meant to be collaborative. As such, we welcome your input, your ideas and other expert opinions and resources. We just ask that your narrow the content of your comments to the subject of the article and that we keep such comments constructive. We can all learn from each other and develop the best practices for our individual and collective emergency preparedness.