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#94344 - 05/11/07 02:12 AM Readiness Levels??
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
My PERSONAL readiness levels are now:

5=definite threat possibility with no specific intel.
4=event could occur/start in 72 hours-specific intel
3=event could occur/start in 48 hours-specific intel
2=event could occur/start in 24 hours-specific intel
1=event could occur/start in 12 hours or is in progress.

CBR ATTACK: from terrorists or another nation-Defense Condition (DefCon) 2-Nuclear (depending on USA actions towards Iran + subsequent retaliatory responses).
No Chemical or Biological Condition set/needed.

TERRORIST THREAT: Threat Condition (ThreatCon) 2-(depending on USA actions towards Iran + subsequent retaliatory responses)

HURRICANE SEASON: early start of regular season- Hurricane Condition (HurCon) 5-no specific threats att.

CIVIL UNREST-No condition set/needed-there is peace in the kingdom (does not include the hazards from wild and/or domesticated ZOMBIE incidents).

ECONOMIC MELTDOWN-Condition 5-depending on many, many factors from many, many possible directions.

These are the possibles that could/may affect me. This is a "food for thought" posting. How many people (outside of this Bulletin Board) actually stop and calculate the threats and the possibilities of them occurring?

You'll notice that all volcanic activity (I'm not concerned with Yellowstone), Seismic, Tsunami, etc. type of events are excluded because South Lousy-anna is outside the realms of those types of STOPOR, at least for now...
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#94355 - 05/11/07 03:16 AM Re: Readiness Levels?? [Re: wildman800]
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Registered: 08/14/06
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Loc: In the woods of Oregon.
Be ready for all of them and you won't have to worry of any of them... however....."To be ready is not" Ponce
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#94357 - 05/11/07 03:20 AM Re: Readiness Levels?? [Re: Ponce]
wildman800 Offline
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I believe that by being ready for CBR Warfare, I am ready for anything else because, everything else has lesser ramifications.

But a steady diet of reviewing Intel and reassessing situations is a major part of readiness.
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#94364 - 05/11/07 05:48 AM Re: Readiness Levels?? [Re: wildman800]
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Registered: 08/14/06
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Loc: In the woods of Oregon.
And that's why I got the hell out of LA and into the woods of Oregon....... nothing to nuke here but Ponce his two cats and a bunch of deers, who would want to do that?
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#94365 - 05/11/07 05:59 AM Re: Readiness Levels?? [Re: Ponce]
ame Offline
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Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 162
Loc: Korea
Shouldn't you have a 'Level 6 - All is well'? You only have 5 levels to choose from, and they are all pretty negative.

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#94370 - 05/11/07 11:25 AM Re: Readiness Levels?? [Re: ame]
wildman800 Offline
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There either is a need to achieve a condition when a threat is identified or there is no threat, hence no condition to achieve. I set and achieve a readiness condition when I feel there is a need to increase readiness.

HurCon 5 is normally set from 01Jun thru 01Dec because that is the "Hurricane Season".

If I were in an Earthquake prone area, I would always be in a readiness condition that would be appropriate for the amount of shakes that are normally occurring. That would be a tough call to make, at any rate.
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#94373 - 05/11/07 01:11 PM Re: Readiness Levels?? [Re: wildman800]
benjammin Offline
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What is CBR? or do you mean NBC? Last time I looked, the govt was still referring to it that way anyways.
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#94374 - 05/11/07 01:15 PM Re: Readiness Levels?? [Re: benjammin]
wildman800 Offline
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Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) has replaced: Nuclear, Biological Chemical(NBC); quite a few years ago, around the early 90's. That occurred about the same time that radiological dose measurements changed from Roentgens to Rads.
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#94381 - 05/11/07 01:29 PM Re: Readiness Levels?? [Re: wildman800]
benjammin Offline
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Different circles I guess. We were doing REM in the 80s, Rads were the 70s, and Roentgens were from the 50s and 60s, at least from my sphere of influence at the time. I must've missed the memo about switching the acronym, though.
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#94390 - 05/11/07 02:36 PM Re: Readiness Levels?? [Re: wildman800]
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Registered: 04/26/06
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Loc: North Central Texas, USA
Great Idea! Do you mind if I borrow it and update your model for the DFW area? I'd add a few:

  • Ice Storm Season (Dec - Feb)
  • Wildfire season
  • (Summer, but can be a problem in the fall) Thunderstorm/tornado season (April - July)
  • Drought/Heat Wave (Summer)
  • Tax-Free Shopping Weekend (August)
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