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Thursday, July 16, 2009

9 Things You Must Know to Survive a Mumbai Like Attack

Author: Nomad

During the recent terror attacks in Mumbai, India, The lives of 200 people was saved by the actions of the restaurant staff at the Italian restaurant located near the Oberoi Hotel. The Staff members quickly locked the doors and ushered the patrons through the kitchen into a large banquet hall where they rode out the attacks until police were able to rescue them.

Derek Bock, one of the potential victims, stated in this article ,that the hotel security was not manning the metal detectors at the doors and that the hotel security staff were all unarmed.

In this current world, security standards must be raised. Lax security along with the notion of,"it won't happen here," opens the doors to the unexpected. Had the terrorists noticed a well armed, well trained security staff, maybe they would have looked elsewhere for their targets.

Personal Security awareness must be raised to new levels. Gone are the days where one can drift blindly through life, paying attention only to the roses. Throughout you day to day operations you must become ever increasingly more vigilant. As the saying goes, "it's the details that'll kill you." By following the simple steps below you will be much more prepared should a terrorist attack happen in your area.

* Be aware of your surroundings.

* Leave the area if you feel uncomfortable or if something doesn't seem right. Trust your instincts.

* Take extra precautions when traveling. Heed any Department of State Warnings. Beware of anyone acting suspicious or unusual.

* Do not accept any packages from strangers.

* Do not leave your luggage unattended.

* Report anything that is unusual, suspicious, or unattended packages, or strange devices to the Police or Security Personnel immediately.

* Know exactly where the emergency exits are for all buildings you are in. Plan how to get out during an emergency.

* Be prepared for all electricity to be shut off, along with Natural Gas, Phones, Computers, etc.

* Always keep and maintain a small battery-powered radio and a small flashlight along with extra batteries for both. Also a small, first-aid kit and manual should be kept on hand at all times.

By following this list you will be better equipped to deal with a terrorist situation should you find yourself trapped in one. One very important tactic to follow is to remain calm. Clear thinking will enable you to prevail.

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