Assess Before You React in Emergency Situations

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By Scott Roberts

This article focuses on mass shooter and similar situations. But the assess then react way of dealing with disaster is one of the key steps you can take to protect you, those you love, and your stuff.

(R)esearchers have found a noticeable rise in injuries due to perceived threats over actual threats. Basically, people are panicking and hurting each other more often, even when there isn’t necessarily an actual threat.


One of the things I focus on in my safety talks is not letting the situation get ahead of you. We do that best when we’re informed…which is the core reason for the site. Assess before you react is also one of the first things I learned in CERT four years ago. Some of the other things I learned may surprise you.

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