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Episode Info: When we invited Los Angeles Fire Department veteran, Steve Resnick, onto the show to discuss preparing ourselves for whatever may come, it was because there was so much happening in the news (Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico) that we thought it was important to get the word out and teach our listeners how to prepare in case of a disaster. We also knew some of that disaster preparedness would include information in case of an active shooter. In fact, it's Steve's very expertise. He's the go-to guy for emergency response team training, evacuation, CPR, first aid, family preparedness and active shooter training. After 34 years on the LA city fire department, 20 of those years as captain, Steve had seen more and helped more people than we could ever imagine. But not four days after having him in the studio, Steve found himself in the middle of the horror happening in Las Vegas, along with his wife, son and friends. The information and resources Steve provided in his interview with Kim and Jackie still ring true, in fact, more than ever. Steve shares his expertise on what to do in the case of a natural disaster, active shooter or home invasion, and what you need to do TODAY to be prepared. Natural Disasters Why you might be “on your own” for several days before getting help. Home Intruder How to know if he's there to do more than rob you and how to take him out. Active Shooter What to do first, second and third and how to let the police know you're not a threat amidst the chaos. Prevention What we should do today to be prepared for the unexpected Evacuation Why it's important to leave when told to (and it might not be for the reason you think.) Know where to run If you're in a restaurant or other public area, always look for a second exit IN ADVANCE. Know which way to go when everyone else will be going the other way. Below are tips and products discussed on this episode, curated to make it easier for you to prepare yourself. The links below are affiliate links that support the show at no cost to you. Pepper Spray is no substitution for following your instincts and getting out of a situation that feels unsafe. But it does work well in a last defense when approached by a threat. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "jackiemacd11-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "pepper spray"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "b042f8f26a9e2a8b4e828edb47afe97e"; ———— When it comes to natural disasters like a big earthquake on the west coast, Resnick says, "It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when." What do you need to be prepared? Download the list here. Resnick suggests storing your emergency supplies in the garage as it's often able to be accessed by three different doors. You don't want to get caught keeping it somewhere that's suddenly off limits due to doors or windows being stuck or blocked from the disaster. We should all have enough water to last us at least five days - the general rule being a gallon a day per person. Be sure to rotate your emergency food and water every six months. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "jackiemacd11-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "emergency water"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "fd0dbe2550ca53dbe57c569eb6630eaa"; You've got plenty of canned goods and enough food to last for a week. Great. How will you prepare it?Read more »

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