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Using a Phone Tree to protect yourself and your family
A phone tree is a group of people who contact each other to convey a message
in an organized way. Instead of 1 person contacting 50 people, one person contacts
two other people, who then each contact two other people, and so on. Each person
has a tree, which is a diagram of who to contact, and their phone
numbers/ email addresses/ and fax numbers. The hard way of doing things is like
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The better way is like this:
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By using a phone tree, the job of spreading important information can be done
much more efficiently, and much more effectively. It also makes sure that nobody
will get burned out making hundreds of phone calls by themselves. As long as
the person contacts the people they are assigned to call on the list, the system
In the case of providing security for yourself and your family in the wake of
war on Iraq,, you can also use the phone tree system.
Here's how it would work: if an incident happens to you or your family, you
immediately make two phone calls. One to emergency services (911). The second
to a designated person in your phone tree. This person calls three people: your
relatives and local police, so that you can report the incident, as well as
the local media about the attack as it's happening.
By using this system, several things are accomplished. Relatives of the victims
are immediately notified and police are contacted quickly so that damage can
be minimized. In addition, the media gets to report on an anti-Muslim incident
which will most likely make it to the news and put the problem of anti-Muslim
harassment in the media spotlight.
ABDU-SALAAM ABBAS, NIGERIA -
wrote on 3/24/2003 4:17:41 AM
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