Program Overview

Disaster preparedness is a moving target . . . and moving faster all the time. No recommendations, no plans, no systems should be considered as etched in stone . . . there are no permanent answers for every circumstance or hazard.

Because most disasters are local and of relatively short duration . . . the responsibility for prior preparation rests on the shoulders of each family . . . keeping in mind their unique needs and circumstances.

Are You Ready? is a program developed to help individuals and families prepare . . . in advance . . . for emergencies and disasters. It is based on the Survival Rule of 3’s that teaches that a person can generally survive . . .

  • three minutes without air
  • three hours with shelter in extreme weather
  • three days without water
  • three weeks without food

Are You Ready? will help you know what you need to have in place in the first three seconds … the first three minutes … the first three hours … the first three days … the first three weeks … and … the first three months … after a disaster.

Are You Ready? takes the “fear factor” out of personal and family emergency preparedness and provides practical and accessible advice for emergency scenarios you hope will never happen.

For MORE information … OR … to SCHEDULE a presentation of Are You Ready?  for your …

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Program Instructor

Hugh Christensen grew up in Fullerton, California where he joined the Boy Scouts of America. He became and Eagle Scout and continued his passion for Scouting by becoming a Merit Badge Counselor for Emergency Preparedness and Personal Management. Having lived in areas where he experienced hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms, wild fires, and earthquakes, Hugh has developed a passion for readiness. He has taught personal and family preparedness to all who will listen. In 2010 he completed the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Academy training provided by the City of Encinitas and continues to participate in hands-on emergency response training programs with the City of Encinitas and San Diego County. He completed the Train-the-Trainer Course provided by California Volunteers which qualifies him to participate in training new and existing CERT volunteers. He became a licensed Amateur Radio operator (KK6GGH) and has participated in ongoing first-responder radio training.