Do You Have an Emergency Health Plan?
As more than 20,000 participants edged towards the finish line of the Boston marathon on Monday, their worst-nightmare occurred. Two bombs went off, killing three people and injuring hundreds. Many spectators watched in horror as glass of nearby buildings shattered everywhere, as runners collapsed, and as emergency officials scattered to help the dead and injured. The Boston marathon, which has been held since 1897, attracts some half-million spectators—probably none of who realized that their lives were in jeopardy when they waited on the sidelines, cheering on their friends and family.
And that’s one of the scariest parts of this unthinkable horror: that innocent people were attacked, when they least expected it, with no provocation or warning whatsoever. But it is exactly unpredictable events like this Boston marathon bombing that emphasizes you always need to be prepared—and you always need an emergency plan.
Whether the emergency is a natural disaster, a foodborne epidemic, or a terrorist attack, the end result is the same: you must be prepared. Read More