Plan for the unexpected by evaluating your short term risks and utilizing prior history to elevate your situational awareness. Everyone should have a simple disaster preparedness plan to minimize risk, even if you do not live in an earthquake zone, hurricane prone area, or in an inland flood plain. The families that are prepared reduce the risk of property damage and/or personal injury or death as a result of a disaster. We believe the SERE tool should be part of your plan as an essential solution to leverage obstacles and create live saving opportunity. Anticipating the potential consequences of disasters can help determine the actions that need to be started before the disaster strikes to minimize its effects. Remember, that the best laid plans change but, mindset and few contingency tools can mitigate catastrophic consequences which is critical to your long-term success.