Preparation and Survival Task #2 Contact Information, Emergency Numbers and Alert Flow; IRP and ERP.

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Task Two

Unless you plan on being totally alone in an emergency there are others who are on your “A-Team”.

A-TEAM refers to the people you will be with during an emergency/disaster. In Special Forces, the core operational element is the A-Team. For many of us that means our family. For others, it could be a group of people we’ve coordinated with beforehand (more on that shortly). In an emergency it could also be the people we’re trapped with. I use this term instead of constantly referring to family/team/friends.

Do you have all the key information about those people? Do you have their phone number memorized or written down in case you aren’t able to access the address book in your cell phone?

Do you have an Out of Area Contact and an Immediate Rally Point and Emergency Rally Point?

IRP stands for Immediate Rally Point. This is a point outside of your home/work/school where your team can gather if they have to evacuate for some reason. The most likely reason for this would be if there was a fire. It needs to be a place that’s easily identifiable and not far from the home/work/school and everyone can find in the dark.

It’s also the place where your A-Team will rendezvous if they can’t go into the home/work/school for whatever reason, but need to assemble from other locations, such as school and/or work.

A street intersection works well. Or a nearby building.

ERP stands for Emergency Rally Point. It is where everyone will assemble if they can’t get to the IRP or home. This is also where your A-Team will rendezvous if they have to evacuate the home/work/school during a moderate or extreme emergency and have to stay remote for at least a day or more, with the possibility of not returning to the home.

Task Two

Mild: A-Team Contact Information & Alert Flow

A-Team Member #1

Name:

Cell phone #:

Work/School address/phone#:

A-Team Member #2

Name:

Cell phone #:

Work/School address/phone#:

A-Team Member #3

Name:

Cell phone #:

Work/School address/phone#:

A-Team Member #4

Name:

Cell phone #:

Work/School address/phone#:

A-Team Member #5

Name:

Cell phone #:

Work/School address/phone#:

A-Team Member #6

Name:

Cell phone #:

Work/School address/phone#:

Out of Area Contact*, Immediate Rally Point, Emergency Rally Point

Out of Area Contact Location/Phone #:

Immediate Rally Point location:

Emergency Rally Point location:

Mild: Emergency Information

Poison Control: 800–222–1222

Family Doctor:

Health Insurance Phone # and Account #s:

Insurance Company Phone # and Account #s:

Closest Police Station Location/Phone:

Closest Emergency Room Location/Phone:

Closest Fire Station Location/Phone:

Power/Gas/Utilities Company Phone #:

Water Company Phone #:

*The out of area emergency point of contact is someone who would be unaffected by a local disaster or weather event and everyone on your team can contact to update their status. This is in case you can’t contact A-Team members in the midst of the emergency/disaster.

Green Beret Preparation and Survival Guide.

West Point grad; Special Ops Vet; NY Times bestseller of over 80 books; for free books and over 200 free downloadable slideshows go to www.bobmayer.com

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