IT’S NOT JUST FOR SELF-DEFENSE
Colonel Cooper’s color code isn’t just useful for preparing for a self-defense scenario; it can be used for any situation in which you might need to take decisive action. For example, during a natural disaster such as a tornado or an earthquake, you should be in Condition Yellow if a tornado alert has been sounded or if you feel the initial tremors.
If you see that either one is happening near you, you should immediately move into Condition Orange and think about what you need to do in your current situation and the steps you would take if you have to go to Condition Red. If the tornado moves toward you or your office building starts to shake, your trigger conditions have been tripped; you are now in Condition Red. You need to move to the storm shelter to get away from the tornado or look for a doorway to shelter under if you don’t have time to get out of the building during an earthquake.