By Jim Stanford on April 21, 2011
When the big quake comes, Jackson Hole residents will be better prepared than most to handle the fallout, with elk for food, wood for fuel and just about every piece of camping and outdoor equipment known to man. Best prepared of all might be the Yin-Yang Ranch in Wilson, where proprietors Diane Benefiel, an EMT, and husband Keith are veterans of Search and Rescue.
Diane, who also survived swine flu last year, has organized today’s Disaster Awareness Night at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse. A litany of emergency service providers will be on hand to share tips so that when disaster strikes, residents will be ready. As Diane and co-organizer Rich Ochs, Teton County Emergency Management coordinator, point out, when the big one comes, it won’t be a rescuer giving you a hand up out of the rubble; it will be a neighbor.
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