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How Do We Survive Disasters? by Mind Map: How Do We Survive Disasters?
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How Do We Survive Disasters?

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

Key things you need to know to stay alive

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?

How do you increase your chance of survival?

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

Chances of survival

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.

Know what your 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