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Jul 07
2013
Steve Marr

Priorities During An Emergency

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The crash landing of flight Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport that was survived by most passengers and crew was amazing. As the plane was evacuated, a fire started to spread.

Forbes reported that many passengers exited the plane with carry-on luggage, including larger roll-on bags. One passenger was quoted saying he grabbed his bags, and then his child.

When a plan crash-lands, or an emergency evacuation is necessary, time is often of the essence. A few seconds lost can kill you, or others. Even if you got off with your bag, perhaps another may not due to your delay.

I don’t remember where I read this, but an author said emergencies follow the rule of three. You can live 3 days without water, 3 minuets without air or and 3 seconds if you panic.

What could have been in these carry-on bags that was more important then the owners life, the life of a family member or others? How would you feel if a second after exiting the evacuation slide, with you roll on bag, the plan exploded behind you killing the people who were forced to wait while you got your bag?

 Emergencies test us all. Some make poor judgments like remaining in a home during a wildfire to protect the home, at times at the cost of their life. Others ignore evacuation orders and die in hurricane storm surges.

We can easily criticize others for poor choices, but are we ready to face an emergency? Start with the free Ready Christian training here: http://bit.ly/GVpW91

 


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