Tuesday, February 3, 2009

First Five

This is a basic tip but one worth considering. I was talking to an emergency manager a few weeks ago and he mentioned the rule of "first 5". What are the first five things you are going to do when you get up in the morning? What are the first five things you will do after an earthquake? What are the first five things you grab during an evacuation? Who are the first five people you call in an emergency? The idea is to put together a quick plan in your head (or on paper) before you act. This also lets you focus on the most important things, get them done, then move onto the next most important things during what could be a very chaotic time.


  1. This is a great idea. I've never heard of it before. I like lists and this seems like a great way to begin to organize thoughts. I like your work by the way.