PREPAREDNESS NOW!: An Emergency Survival Guide for Civilians and Their Families

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Process' Self-Reliance Series guidebooks provide tools for self-sufficiency and personal protection at a time when extreme weather, terrorist attacks, and economic uncertainty have become the new realities of twenty-first-century life.

Volume 1 in the series is PREPAREDNESS NOW! by Aton Edwards, Executive Director of the NYC-based non-profit organization, International Preparedness Network (IPN). IPN has worked with the Red Cross, Center for Disease Control, New York City Police Department, and other organizations to train thousands domestically and overseas to prevent and respond to emergencies and disasters.

PREPAREDNESS NOW! provides information and techniques that can help mitigate the destructive effects of disasters, whatever the cause. With illustrations, photographs and step-by-step instructions, this manual delivers practical advice on:

The 72-hour emergency kit
Water quality control and storage
Emergency shelter, power, lighting, and heating
Emergency transportation, communications, and evacuation
Chemical, biowarfare, and nuclear preparedness
Defense against infectious diseases
Personal defense and crime prevention

Aton Edwards is the resident disaster preparedness expert on the popular NYC radio program The Open Line(WRKS-FM). Edwards has also been featured on many other major domestic and international television and radio programs.

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From the Publisher :

"We don't like anticipating disasters. It suggests pessimism and America is largely a nation of optimists. But when you look at the damage inflicted by an accidental storm, you have to think about the sheer havoc that an intentional terrorist attack may produce one of these days. We want to believe that no one will ever use a weapon of mass destruction against one of our cities. But it's almost inevitable that someone, someday will. We don't like to hear that. We certainly don't want to contemplate the consequences. But we need to talk about it and we need to plan for it. The very worst thing you can do when confronting a potential disaster is to take the position that it'll never happen to us."

—Ted Koppel, Nightline, 8/30/05

About the Author :

Aton Edwards is Executive Director of the NYC-based International Preparedness Network. He has trained thousands of New Yorkers and international civilians to help mitigate and respond to disasters and emergencies.

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