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HS 38 – CERTS – Disaster Preparedness – Taking It To The Next Level

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Geoffrey Simmons

Jason Hartman talks with Geoffrey Simmons about the CERTS program and emergency preparedness. More at: http://holisticsurvival.com/category/audio-podcast/. Have you thought about the following questions lately?

1. Who are CERTS?
2. Are most people prepared?  You do you think they were as disasters around the world seem to appear
on nightly news every day.
3. What basic preparation do people need to have around their home for preparedness? At school?  At
work?
4. What are the important drills in preparation?
5. What should your children know?
6. What about people with pets, what should they do?
7. How does one know to shelter-in-place versus evacuate?  And how does a person prepare for either
possibility?
8. What about important papers, photos, family heirlooms?
9. Do you have a list of important Do’s and Don’ts?
10. Where can I get more information and/or training?
Geoffrey Simmons (born 1943) is a medical doctor, author, lecturer, trainer and intelligent design advocate in Eugene, Oregon. He has a BS in biology from the University of Illinois and received an M.D. from the University of Illinois Medical School in 1969. He is a doctor of internal medicine for the Peacehealth Medical Group in Eugene, boarded in internal medicine and disaster medicine.

Simmons is a fellow at the Center for Science and Culture, part of the Discovery Institute. In early 2006 Physicians and Surgeons for Scientific Integrity, headed by Rich Akins (was not established by the Discovery Institute, but as a nonprofit anti-evolution organization). Of its activities, the PSSI held a “Doctors Doubting Darwin” rally in September, 2006. Also there was PSSI tour of Spain with the Spanish version of What Darwin didn’t know, to five cities, Barcelona, Malaga, Madird, Leon and Viga, ten lectures altogether. He has lectured on several college campuses, many churches and a few synagogues. Simmons also teaches disaster preparedness locally, regionally and nationally.

Simmons has written nine books, four fiction, two medical spoofs, and two books about creation-evolution controversy, published by a Christian publishing house and promotes intelligent design creationism. Notably in 2008 he debated evolutionary biologist PZ Myers, among many professors, on KKMS radio. He has also done other radio interviews, such as on Coast to Coast AM in 2007 and speaks at churches about intelligent design. He also lectures and teaches nationally disaster preparedness. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Disaster Medicine (one of very few) and on the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine. He has lectured at the IAEM and NASA. His newest book Common Sense and Disaster Preparedness will be published by the Journal of Emergency Management (JEM), Fall 2010.

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Episode: 38

Guest: Geoffrey Simmons

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