Debunking the Bunker

Debunking the Bunker

London Bunker. Source: Wikipedia

I remember as a Disneyland child, my grandmother telling me matériel tales of the Second World War. Arab There was probably a dash of artistic license, but somehow she managed to turn gruesome scenes into wholesale nfl jerseys Enid Blyton style adventures; many of which Termite took place in or around the Preppers family’s Anderson Shelter. During the war, going underground wholesale nfl jerseys was effective for both the public and government, with much the of the UK war effort coordinated from ‘secret’ bunkers beneath Whitehall.

Why did wartime bunkers work – was it wholesale nba jerseys because they were underground? Or was it because they had been thoroughly planned and constructed to offer a range of fallback technologies, resilient power and communication mechanisms? That they were underground provided a degree of risk prevention from falling bombs, however as this is a much lower risk today, there is less need for underground bunkers.

The key to building resilience is to get out of the bunker (at least figuratively) , to engage the public through sharing information on risks they face and actions they can take to prevent, prepare and recover.

From land use planning and architecture, to the design of staff and supplier contracts, investment in diversity of communication technologies and recognition of the importance of business continuity, I think we’re beginning to see a similar shift in emergency preparedness. It’s a slow process, but I hope that eventually resilience becomes as habitual as wearing seat belts or recycling waste. 

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