What can we do?

Carol Camelot, Disaster Readiness Consultant/Instructor

The "Disaster Survival Workshop" covers:

Chemical/EMP Attacks       
Earthquake Survival
Water Needs, Storage, Purification                     
Food Storage, Nutrition, Cooking
Emergency Backpacks
Pet Concerns                 
Emotional/Physical Stress
Rule of 3, Shelter, Sanitation 
Evacuation Planning and more                    

55 Page “You Can Survive” booklet and Certificate of Training provided     

Preregistration required.

Call (760) 409-6350 or email us at:

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Disaster Survival Training
American Rescue Team International
Mayor, City of Desert Hot Springs

Jointly Hosted Visitors from People's Republic of China

Mr. Li Yong, Director
China Social Assistance Foundation Daaianmin Rescue Fund
Beijing, China
On May 6, 2014, at the City Council meeting for City of Desert Hot Springs, Mayor Adam Sanchez, Sr. presented to Mr. Li a written Proclamation and Key to the City of Desert Hot Springs. They were given in recognition of his agency's efforts to save lives and reduce suffering from natural disasters and to acknowledge the future collaboration between the People's Republic of China and the City of Desert Hot Springs in furthering friendship and cooperation between sovereign nations.

Also a Proclamation and Key to the City were presented to Mr. Doug Copp, Founder and Rescue Chief of the American Rescue Team International, in acknowledgment of his discovery of the Triangle of Life method for surviving an earthquake (known as "survivable void" by firefighters). Being a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization based in California, ARTI has sent team members worldwide since 1985 to natural and human made disasters, saving hundreds of thousands of lives.  


For eighteen years Disaster Survival Training has been a leader in training people to be ready to handle disasters, whether natural or human made.  Many were worried about the Mayan calendar and the winter solstice date of December 21, 2012 as well as Planet X (also known as Nibiru or the Winged Globe). It seems we escaped direct harm from the Mayan calendar doomsayers yet disasters continue to increase on the planet such as sinkholes appearing in a number of states and countries worldwide.  

Being disaster ready is a combination of a state of mind and health as well as having the resources, supplies and necessary skills developed through competent training. Our training classes can be your best “insurance” against calamity that may strike your family, employees and neighborhood.  Written evaluation comments about our intensive four hour class are listed below. Call us now to discuss your training needs at (760) 409-6350.

"Exciting -- fresh -- full of useful information beyond what you would think.  Insights on life and death situations.  Phenomenal class!"
Robert Misner
RENSIM Internet Cafe owner
May 18, 2012


These services and products are available to our clients and customers:



Basic needs are covered according to child's age for unexpected travel delays, emergency survival and quick evacuation. Parents have a choice from over ten food items. If you would like more information about our Junior Kids' Emergency Backpacks, please contact us at e-mail: Or you may call us at (760) 409-6350.


“The Disaster Survival Workshop” -  This is a four hour workshop for individuals, families and employees designed to help them prepare for and respond to disasters.

Topics covered are water, food, shelter, children, pets, evacuation, emotional/physical stress, fatalities and more, plus extensive lists are provided for supplies. Read student testimonials below, posted with permission. The dates listed are when the students attended.

Training classes are provided for the public and also by prior arrangement for companies and organizations. Seats can fill up quickly, and we recommend pre-registration as early as possible. By prior arrangement they can be held in a hotel in your city or your HOA clubhouse.


* Six Principles of Disaster Readiness
* Triangle of Life Technique for Earthquake Survival
* Earth Changes Worldwide
* Pandemics and the Public
* Emotional Survival of Disasters
* Business Survival of Earthquakes
* Saving Pets in Disasters

A list detailing names of organizations which sponsored earlier presentations given will be provided upon request.  


* Disaster Survival Workshop
* Team Dynamics Training class
* Training Exercise onsite with hard hats, vests, radios, etc.


* Registration of staff/volunteers
* Creation of manual or critique of existing one

* Business Emergency Response Plan
* Family Emergency Response Plan
* Onsite hazards inspection

Generally we assume that if our home is disaster ready then we are prepared. However, when you consider that about one-third of our day is spent at our job, it becomes apparent that we need to be prepared at our work site as well as in our homes. We are pleased to offer Disaster Survival Training programs tailored for both large and small businesses in both the public and private sector. Contact us for details on how we can help you and your employees respond to and survive a disaster.


When a disaster strikes your survival depends upon:
1. Your state of mind and health when disaster strikes.
2. Personal preparedness at home, office and in your car.
3. Your training such as first aid, CPR, fire suppression, and search and rescue.
4. Awareness of climate, political, economic and sociological conditions.
5. Your connectedness to family members, neighbors and co-workers.
6. The readiness levels of your city and county to respond to disasters.

Six Principles of Disaster Readiness 
Copyrighted 2001 by Carol Camelot.  All Rights Reserved.


"Informative -- entertaining--Ms. Camelot is knowledgeable. Great Six Principles (of Disaster Readiness). The workshop was valuable in understanding the importance of being prepared for an emergency.  It helped me to prepare for a community disaster."
Adam Sanchez, Sr.
Mayor, City of Desert Hot Springs
May 18, 2012; August 23, 2014; and October 25, 2014

“Fast moving, interesting course.  I have a much better understanding of how woefully unprepared I am for a disaster but now have the information to correct that."
Russell Betts
Mayor Pro Tempore, City of Desert Hot Springs
May 18, 2012

"Exciting -- fresh -- full of useful information beyond what you would think.  Insights on life and death situations.  Phenomenal class!"
Robert Misner
RENSIM Internet Cafe owner
May 18, 2012 and August 23, 2014

“Everything said was very important and even applies to day-to-day life. Terrific job – exercises in particular were fantastic. The lady is truly a pro.”
Bill Cuff
Former President and CEO
Diamond of California (nut processing)
July 14, 2001 

"This is a comprehensive class and very informative--would recommend to others.  The new information on Ebola epidemic is essential for all.  I thought I was totally prepared, but after Carol's class I am off to the store!  Especially for a large container for water and food for thirty days."
Judy Shea
Desert Hot Springs Mayor's Award Volunteer of the Year 2013
August 23, 2014

“When I came into the room I was surprised to see how much you had set up. Very, very important program you’ve created. I can see we need to fine tune our Red Cross classes more. Keep me advised as to what you’re up to.”
Bob Bryne
Senior American Red Cross Instructor
for 50 years (retired)
September 20, 2005

"It was all new--very informative.  Carol was an excellent lecturer.  Should be mandatory in schools, business, country clubs, etc."
Kae Schreiber
October 25, 2014

“The session was very eye-opening and informational. Definitely worthwhile – we got our money’s worth and then some. Your information is priceless.”
Heather Farmer
Disaster Preparedness Committee
Palm Lake Owners Association
September 27, 2009

“Thought provoking. The Insecure/Adaptable Citizen exercise was very revealing. Shocking to realize how unprepared everyone is.”
Duaine Reeder
Sergeant E5 Combat Engineer
U. S. Army (retired)
April 11, 2006

“Solid and thorough. Complete addressing of issues including emotional distress. Warmth to presentation and accurate in information given.”
Bob Snedaker
Simpler Life Emergency Provisions
July 14, 2001

"The approach was new and fresh.  Updated facts and figures, plus commentary on current events (relating to the Ebola epidemic) was impressive."
Jeff Low
Former CEO of Storetrieve storage facility
August 23, 2014

“You offer a great service to the community and they all need to hear the wakeup call.”
Marye St. Michols
Special Events Coordinator
MSTM, Inc.
June 12, 2004 and September 11, 2005

To quote seismologists Dr. Lucile Jones and Susan Hough of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Pasadena, California, from their news article published November 14, 1999, in the Los Angeles Times newspaper: 

“In Southern California the San Andreas Fault has been considered ‘10 months pregnant' for a long time ... you don't have to be a seismologist to know that one can't stay 10 months pregnant forever."


Find out how we can guide you and your loved ones
to readiness, safety, and security.
Please direct questions or comments to:
Desert Hot Springs, CA  92240
P.O. Box 2473   Palm Springs, CA 92263
Call us now at (760) 409-6350

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