Dr. Mark Keim helps experts and everyday people to better understand disasters so that they can protect themselves, their families and their communities.

A prolific author, speaker, consultant and the founder of DisasterDoc™, Mark is “one of the most widely recognized disaster medical experts in the world”. His passion for managing health emergencies developed after he survived a tornado that destroyed his home and claimed the lives of 13 people.

This near-death experience and an award-winning career at CDC shaped his life and inspired his message to the world – empowerment through prevention.

“’I believe in protecting people BEFORE they become disaster victims Mark Keim

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“Mark has a keen perspective not only in the medical realm but also in the wider context of how health issues can impact wider society including both public and private organizations. He is an extremely effective communicator and we have had the good fortune of having him present at recent global forums in Singapore and New York”.

Bill Raisch, Executive Director, Global Resilience Network, International Center for Enterprise Preparedness at New York University


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Practical learning for dedicated professionals

Disasters can strike at any time. The news is full of stories about catastrophic earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes.

There is much to learn as disaster volunteers and professionals alike seek to sharpen their skills and expand their abilities.  As Dr. Keim teaches, “It’s not ‘good enough’ to ‘do good’. We must ‘do good’ well! 

Who can help during a disaster? YOU CAN!

That’s right; the tools you need to stay safe are within your reach. In this comprehensive series of guidebooks, videos, seminars and public addresses, Dr. Mark Keim personally shares his practical approach to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. This invaluable information helps you to protect yourself, your family and your community before and after a disaster.

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Why you can’t rely on rescue

The problem with emergency response and rescue is that it’s often too little and too late. In this life-changing eBook learn the real reasons why disaster response doesn’t work and how everyday people, just like you, can learn how to stay safe in the midst of crisis.

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KEIM_Angeled-Red-Lines-MainParagraphsWHEN CAMPING SAVES YOUR LIFE…

Camping is the single most important disaster drill that Americans can undertake

People often ask me, “What’s the single most effective thing that I can do right now to prevent myself from being killed in a disaster?” I say, “Go camping”! … And I’m not joking. Why is that? Why do I say, “Camping is the single most important disaster drill that Americans could undertake”? It’s because, disasters (like the old real estate adage) are “all about location, location, location”. It is most often because of our location at the time that we are exposed to dangerous hazards during a disaster.

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KEIM_Angeled-Red-Lines-MainParagraphsWHY YOU CAN’T RELY ON RESCUE

When it comes to disasters, rescue is nearly always “too little and too late”.

In this blog, I’ll share with you, the very real reason why disaster response doesn’t work, even in the most affluent societies on earth. There are three main sources of medical care available to the victims injured by disasters: local, national and international. Each of these sources has serious limitations in the effectiveness of patient care that it is capable of providing. According to one report by the prestigious Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, several major problems become apparent when this system is applied to a mass casualty disaster involving thousands of casualties.

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