With the ability of an enemy to deliver thermonuclear destruction on this nation, and because it has been estimated 50 million casualties would follow an all-out attack, it is mandatory that each person educate himself in survival techniques. To provide a shelter program, all states have now enacted civil defense legislation. However, individual survival education of the citizens is a function of local government and is entirely voluntary on the part of the citizens.
Civil defense personnel have developed various educational programs for the citizenry. In Dade County, Florida, only a minority of the public volunteer students finished these courses. It was felt a shorter fact-filled course would be better received. This course was to stress the prevention of death by prompt simple treatment. Through cooperation of the Dade County Medical Association with the Dade County Civil Defense organization, a program entitled, "Individual Survival Training" evolved.
This program was divided