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Urban Search and Rescue Markings and Why You Need to Know Them

Urban Search and Rescue Markings and Why You Need to Know Them

Urban Search and Rescue Markings, and Why You Need to Know Them - You can use this information to learn about the marked buildings and tell who was there and when. You can find out whether your friends and neighbors are safe or have ended up as casualties.

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, did you notice pictures of the cryptic markings that FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) spray-painted on all the homes? These rescue marking convey a large amount of information, and knowing what they mean can help you in a disaster situation. With a little ingenuity, the markings can even provide some extra security in a SHTF scenario.

You can use this information to learn about the marked buildings and tell who was there and when. You can find out whether your friends and neighbors are safe or have ended up as casualties. Several different agencies besides FEMA also use these markings, so you may be familiar with them. Don’t be left in the dark if you do not know the meanings. Take a look at what they mean, how to read them, and how you could even use them to better secure your home if SHTF. The article below gives a quick run-down on how to interpret the markings and even use them yourself.

Urban Search and Rescue Markings and Why You Need to Know Them