The purpose of this website is to provide the public community with information that will assist in bringing and maintaining a peaceful and respectful understanding between members of Emergency Preparedness Organizations (EPO), and the public that share the same basic principles of emergency preparedness.
This Website is for education and information purposes only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information presented and will make any corrections and updates as we get new information or as inaccuracies are pointed out. We would also like to say that we understand that you may or may not agree with some or any of the things contained within this document and only ask that you read it with an open mind and consider that while you may or may not agree, you are at least gaining some insight as to what our Team is about. I will say that the only true way to really get the full story on what our Team is like is to go through the process to actually become a Member. It should be noted that different areas and different Teams each have their own set of rules they follow. No disrespect is intended toward any individual, group, Team or organization with the presentation of this information.
We are a privatized group of Patriotic emergency responders, who love this great country we live in. We are a dedicated TEAM of folks who are focused on providing solutions to its members during these stressful economic times. We are building an emergency contact network who train weekly on many different scenarios, simulated missions, fitness routines, building & construction education, emergency preparedness, cache prepping, metal detecting, weapons training, fuel prep, food prep, verbal communications, radio communications, electrical power prep, financial prep, shelter building, rapid medical response, first aid, bush crafting, personal defense, kayaking, mountain biking, road biking, motorcycle riding, atv riding, offroading, 4 wheel driving, running, backpacking, camping and hiking for whenever emergencies happen. We are dedicating our off time from work, or our free time to keep learning and gain the knowledge to master our skills. We are ensuring our future growth as a strongly bonded group of like-minded folks. Whatever happens in life, we want to provide training and self reliance for our members and their families.
Many preppers are individuals or small immediate families preparing for emergencies. We took the same ideas and created a Emergency Response Team (ERT) in a network based system. This network is filled with many valuable contacts, information and education. Whatever we are not really familiar with; we go out and learn to be proficient in. We are a team that does not ever wish to harm anyone. We are not terrorists. We are only helpers. We are not extreme right winged nuts. We are not occupying anywhere. We are not even extreme left wing nuts. We are not even gun nuts. We just simply prepare for emergencies. America is in a bad place. We have several issues that are here, and some just around the corner. We need a plan to stay away from harm’s way, and ensure our families futures.
There will be several topics on this website that are political. We do not have any political ties to any party, however most of our Members do believe in some fundamental issues that are currently being talked about in our news, and in the media. Some of these issues are also discussed by other political groups. That does not mean that every Member in our roster believes in the same thing. We may believe in some ideas that other groups may have, but that does not mean we are all one of those groups or apart of them in anyway. Anyone can like someone else’s idea. It all comes down to how they carry out an idea or objective. So do not be offended in what you read, it is just ideas and thoughts from not only “Biggs” but from what others may say inside our group. Sometimes we will talk about things we do not like. Sometimes we will defend things we believe in. We just do not want to argue or debate topics.
Many of our members are currently in or have severed in all of our Nations Armed Services. Some of our members currently serve for the public in various Health Care roles, Sworn Public Safety Officers, Private Security Officers, Police Officers, Automotive Technicians, Automotive Parts Warehouse Managers, Iron-Workers, private sector Warehouse Managers, Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force Officers and Teachers. We are common people coming together to create a safety network for us to rely on during tough times. We are currently active in several states and are looking to expand to several others.
This website was created to assist you and anyone who wants to learn about Emergency Preparedness, but, please understand these key rules for this website.
1. Keep it civil and stay on topic. If you don't have anything nice to say or helpful then shut up. We do need constructive criticism, but be careful on your approach.
2. No profanity, vulgarity, racial slurs or personal attacks. We do not tolerate this behavior at all.
3. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. So once again be good. There may be more rules and updates to this later, but at least we address these things now.
The intent of this section is to give you an overview of the structure and philosophy of our Team. This does not necessarily express the feelings or priorities of any particular Team, as all Teams differ on some points. Regardless of the basic philosophy of this group, it is important that you understand the perspectives of other Teams that you may be associating with from time to time.
If emergencies influence your lifestyle, then you are part of the prepping community. Of all the types of organizations found within that community, we feel our Team stands apart and ranks highest in stature.
Our Team commands respect for one reason. Those who are correctly informed recognize the deep level of personal commitment and self discipline that a man or a woman has to demonstrate and sustain in order to wear our patch. They realize that a Team’s “Colors” are closely guarded and the membership process is long and difficult. Other factors notwithstanding, they respect our Members for what they have accomplished by being able to earn and keep the patch they wear. This is respect born out of recognition of dedication and accomplishment. TATF strives for respect for this reason. This is especially true as it pertains to those persons outside of the Emergency Preparedness community. This segment of society is by far the larger, and therefore represents a larger market for any fund raising activities that the group might undertake. It stands to reason that cultivating a relationship with these people is important, and to be perceived by them as “Extremists” would not be advantageous to the group. They will therefore conduct themselves as upstanding citizens in every way… “Good neighbors” so to speak. The goal is to be admired and respected by the general public rather than feared. TATF, and all of its Members and guests, will always conduct themselves publicly in a highly professional manner.
The general public does not draw a distinction between different Teams. In many cases, they simply can’t tell the difference. To them, if one "survivalist" causes a problem that touches the public sector, the offending group or Team’s identity is either confused or ignored and the heat comes down on the entire Emergency Preparedness community. The general public does not make the distinction between an absolute nutcase, and a group of people that are dedicated to help them; therefore EVERYONE needs to be aware that no matter what they do, their actions reflect on all in the Emergency Preparedness community. TATF tends to police themselves to avoid such incidents.
A Member will not discuss any Team business whether it’s about membership numbers, Team goings on, or any Member’s personal information with anyone outside of the Team. Outsiders will need to get questions answered by either the Public Relations Officer, or The CEO/President "Biggs". They understand that they are a Member 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, whether or not they are wearing their colors. Everything they say or do in public can affect the Team. They also understand that if they get out of line, that they are subject to be counseled for their own good and for that of the Team. Wearing a patch is more than getting together for good times. It also means getting together for the other times, too. It constitutes a lot of work. It’s committing themselves to a lifestyle in which they do not look for how their brothers or sisters can help them, but for ways that they can be of help to their brothers and sisters. They always look to give rather than to receive. All of this may seem very idealistic, and in some cases it’s just that. But it is an ideal that all TATF Members profess and are always striving for in principle and practice.
Always be aware of the “Golden Rule” of conduct while in our TATF circle: If you give respect, you’ll get respect. If you act with disrespect, then you’ll be treated with the same.
When someone earns their patch, it does not mean that he or she has reached the ultimate goal and from that point they can kick back and coast. Moving from being a guest/visitor to a prospect to a recruit/probation to a Full Member is not climbing from the bottom to the top, but rather more like climbing a constantly ascending slope, and in time becoming a stronger and more committed brother or sister. A person’s probationary/recruitment period and later their patch are merely presented in recognition of what they have demonstrated along the way. In this fashion, the more senior the Member is in the Team and the more they experience, the more of a brother or sister they should be to all.
The Visitor/Guest period is just a honeymoon. You are not a Member or Representative of the Team and neither you or the Team has a claim on each other. If something happens to you, the Team is not expected to back you up. It is a time when you size up the Team and ask yourself if they are what you want. It is also a time when they are sizing you up and asking themselves if you are what they want. It’s a gentleman’s agreement at this point. There is no dishonor for either of you if you back away from the deal. In making your decision, you should remember that as a Prospect on the Team, life will be a lot harder than it is in the Visitor/Guest period. Until you are patched in, you will be sitting out on Team meetings as an Outsider and not permitted to enter until you get patched in.
While nothing is perfect, there is really one rule if you decide to back away. There will be conditions on your doing it honorably, by asking for permission from your sponsor first, then from the entire Executive Committee.
If you do move on, you are OUT. That means that none of the Team Members are going to call you to go out for a beer, or to hang around with them anymore. When you are in, You’re IN, and when you are out, You’re OUT.
TATF operates on The Honor System and you “always dance with the one who brung ya” It is a huge cat of dishonor to be hanging around with more than one Team
For a prospect its simple, Keep your mouth shut, never discuss Team business with anyone, and the reality is a prospect is the bottom of the chain. To be really good, learn all Members names, learn their occupations, hobbies, etc, TATF is a brotherhood so be a brother, also make sure you are available for all events, all prospects are expected to do as they are told or instructed, that’s a given. If an Officer needs his back watched at a outing or an event, or a brother is broke down at 2 am, just be there. The more you do the easier it is to become a Member. You are being watched and it will be noticed, always remember as a prospect you have no rank or privileges, and upon introducing yourself to any Member, you must only introduce yourself as a prospect of Team Alpha Task Force, and keep all other conversation to a minimum, it’s time to start thinking of a nick-name. We will help you pick a name and it will be who you are when in Team attire and in public. The nick-name will be short and describe your personality or something that happens to you. The Members will decide if the nick-name is an appropriate name. If your prospect time gets extended it means you have screwed up, and you should talk to your Sponsor. Prospecting should not be looked at as a necessary evil, but a labor of love. Good luck.
PS, Never leave a Member anyplace, never ever, especially out of town, always stay to the end. Unless you have a extreme reason, like your family has an emergency. Parents or children (Family) remember all Members are brothers. Respect is the biggest lesson some guys have to learn..
Probation is not an initiation, as you would find in a fraternity. It is instead a period of time that is sustained until the person, in every sense, conducts themselves with the respect that is mandated to be a Full Member. It’s a time in which:
The attitude is conditioned so that he/she displays a sense of responsibility and respect toward the other Members of the Team, without which they will not develop a sense of respect for the group.
He/she is educated in basic TATF protocol and etiquette.
He/she is given time to develop the habits that are basic to good security and good communications.
To get into the habit of participating.
To become accustomed to trusting the judgment, at times blindly, of those Members who will someday be his or her brothers and sisters.
The list could go on but the point here is to demonstrate that the probationary period has definite objectives and that a person will go nowhere in the Team if he/she is not aware of this and does not apply themselves to those ends. It’s not possible to make a checklist of what is expected from a person in all cases. There isn’t any formula for success, but the key is ATTITUDE AND RESPECT. Everything else can be learned in time, but a person’s attitude comes from the heart.
We are always looking for quite a few strong men and women, who want to learn, prep, and teach each other valuable skill sets to each other. We are building a network of like minded folks who want to train and build together. We are currently looking for individuals who are either local in Southern California. We are building an emergency resource network to assist each other in the events of disasters, or emergencies that come up in everyday life. We are currently needing medical, security, engineering, weapons specialists, personal defense specialists, construction, communications, intelligence, pilots, farming, financial and fitness personnel.
We are currently evaluating 1 new Prospective Member who wants to learn and grow as a Team. We would like to take this time to thank all of those we are Members to our beloved Team, and to those who are considering stepping it up and helping other Americans.
Please fill in the info down below if you think you got what it takes to be one of us, or you wish to just contact us. A Member of the Team will be going through these contacts, It may take them some time. Please be patient.
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