The following is an excerpt from my non-fiction book Suburban Defense. These are critical event categories which examine and catalog the progression of civil disorder. While they focus on violence, the loss of law and order, and the response to it, variations of this chapter can be used for different levels of disasters.
1. Small scale, localized, and unorganized incidents of temporary duration
2. A temporary and localized loss of civil order that is beyond the ability of police to stop but are able to contain.
3. A widespread loss of civil order where evildoers are often not stopped by authorities, but prosecution may come after-the fact.
4. WROL: The absence of government authority and a reversion to an uncivilized world (i.e. survival of the fittest).
Read the book for more information in each category along with defensive postures, checklists, and tactics.
Author Don Shift
Don Shift is a veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office and avid fan of post-apocalyptic literature and film who has pushed a black and white for a mile or two. He is a student of disasters, history, and current events.