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Keeping Order and Saving Lives Following a Disaster

U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan (Nov. 5, 2003) -- Members of Yokosuka's Special Medical Operations Response Team help triage, treat, and evacuate middle school students in a simulated mass casualty drill held at Yokosuka Naval Base.  U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka provides force health protection services to the forward-deployed U.S. Seventh Fleet and beneficiaries who support the Fleet throughout the western Pacific.  Disaster drills are held throughout mainland Japan frequently to help forces stay ready for any contingency.  U.S. Navy photo by Tom Watanabe.  (RELEASED)

It has been discussed here at the Prepper Journal that helping others may be a vital component to your survival strategy. While protecting yourself against bandits and those that want to do you harm is a top concern for individuals and groups when SHTF, you are likely to come across situations where helping your own group or helping those you come across will not only be the right thing to do ethically, but will also be tremendously advantageous to your situation. But following major natural disasters or other sudden, large-scale emergencies, first aid, even advanced medical services, may not be enough. Here are some other factors to consider when preparing your skills and gear for coping with a disaster event.
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