I’ve lived through a number of natural disasters, including a few hurricanes and floods. Laura and I also lived in New York City during 9/11, a terrorism-induced disaster. Those events all influenced my outlook on psychological and physical preparedness and coping. Now that I’m a relatively new dad, my sensitivity and responsibility around preparedness has increased. With the recent disasters in Haiti, Chile and other places, we decided to make distater preparedness and safety the topic of our latest podcast episode of Cast Of Dads.
Topics discussed on this episode:
- Emergency preparedness for families
- Earthquakes, wild fires,Â hurricanes, tornados & blizzards
- Planning vs. Reacting
- How does your school notify you about emergencies?
- Steve Garfield’s French Toast Level Alert
- The Media fueling panic with weather
- How to deal with kids while going through a weather event
- Technology solutions for disasters
- Generators, Crank Up Radios &Â Battery Backups
- Getting rid of land lines
- 911 Locations
- What is in your car trunk?
- Growing up on a sailboat
- Remaining calm around the kids
- Fear of kids in cars
- I Saw Your Nanny
- Nanny Cams
- Finding your 13 year old driving
- Fire Alarms & Smoke Detectors
- The possibility of an upcoming “Mime Episode”
Cast of Dads is a group of podcasting and blogging dads who gather to gab about fatherhood.Â The cast of dads includesÂ C.C. Chapman,Â Jeffrey Sass,Â Max Kalehoff,Â Michael Sheehan, andÂ Brad Powell, who collectively represent 13 kids from the youngest of babies to full grown adults. Each of them brings a unique perspective to being a father.