This is based on a video called "surviving disasters" which was brought in by Rory.
It is an impulse or powerful motivation from a subconscious source
Allows one to react before the danger even registers with the conscious mind
Commonly called 'Fight or Flight' mode
we are born to survive
This survival nature drives us to be 'natural born heroes'
It is proven that more genes we share, the more our instinct will put us in danger to help them
Every second counts
A pre-planned escape route is vital
The failure to react can prove fatal
People don't often react to alarms due to peer pressure - if surrounding people don't react then they are less likely to react
BE PREPARED - for example, buy a smoke hood?
There is no time to be scared
Often tunnel vision occurs and your focused on getting out and nothing else
Time distortion often occurs and the situation seems to last forever
These changes on the brain however only last for a limited amount of time, they cannot be relied upon
Relatively few people cope well in disasters
People are often 'rooted' to the spot
75% of people involved in disasters become stunned and not very helpful in survival situations
Only about 12-15% of people will know what they are doing.
Preparation is key
Training exercises allow the brain to develop plans and store them for real disasters.
When fire occurs, fire drills often prove to be life saving.
Emergency Plans are nothing without the will to implement them
Be confident in taking control
Your own actions can make a great difference in your survival