January 2015

  1. Categories: First Aid Articles

    Learn First Aid

    Learn CPR & First Aid. It's easy, inexpensive, and FUN. To get you started, here is a free first aid video lesson!
  2. Categories: American Red Cross, CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    What was that? Was that an EARTHQUAKE?

    Shake, Boom, Slam, Rumble, Roll, Thud. Was that an Earthquake? Earthquakes are not just a California Phenomenon. They occur in Ohio, Illinois, Hawaii, Oregon, Texas... everywhere. We are deep in Earthquake Country, in North Coastal San Diego County, so we are pretty used to earthquakes - both large and small... the problem is knowing if the little ones are really earthquakes...
  3. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams, Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Disaster Rubber Necking

    We've all seen it...the highway bogs down for miles only because drivers ahead pause to see what the flashing roadside lights are about. We curse, we grumble, we complain about those "rubber neckers" ahead and their shadendfreude.  Then we get up to the calamity and do it ourselves. There's a natural pull toward death and damage, it is instinctual and...
  4. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Reach the 'Corps' of Preparedness in Your Community

    Are you a Team Player? We're not talking at work, nor sports... are you involved in assuring that your community is ready in case of emergency? Want to get your community involved in disaster preparedness? Join Citizen Corps - through their invovement there is a national open network that uses outreach, training, and volunteer service to bring together leaders from...
  5. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Join the Innovation for Disasters Movement.

    Are you a "techie" with a penchant for serving the community? Uncle Sam wants you! But hold on, now - this isn't a "Geek" exclusive venue... there's a place for entrepreneurs, community responders and CERT members, bureaucrats, paparazzi, and disaster survivors, too. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and...
  6. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    New Disaster Assistance Resources

    FEMA's Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP) has released a new website, DisasterAssistance.gov, to help survivors navigate the disaster recovery process. DAIP helps survivors by shortening the time required to apply for assistance and reducing the number of forms that need to be completed. Survivors can also upload documents, check the status of their application, access information and resources, all through...
  7. Categories: General Safety Topics

    Electrical Safety

    Electrical Safety is a concern for Electricians, Home DIY, and general workers. Each year there are 71 electrocutions (death by electricity) in the workplace throughout the US. By ensuring all safety equipment and tools are used properly this number can be reduced. Worker injuries, illnesses and fatalities 4,405 workers were killed on the job in 2013 (3.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers...
  8. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Youth Preparedness Council

    We've told you about the Youth Preparedness Council (a great way for Children of CERT Team Members to get involved) in previous safety articles. Now is another great time to get involved! The FEMA Youth Preparedness Council was formed in 2012 to bring together youth leaders from across the country who are highly interested and engaged in advocating youth preparedness and making...
  9. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    What is in your Bug Out Bag?

    Be Prepared With an Emergency Evacuation Kit - also know as a "Ditch Kit", "Bug Out Bag", or "Go Bag" among other prepper terms. Read more ideas: The Bug Out Bag’s Essential Items Don’t let 2015 be a Disaster! Emergency Survival Kits Food and Water Shelter and Sleeping Communication Tools Lighting & Heating C.E.R.T. Products American Red Cross Items Triage...
  10. Categories: First Aid Articles

    30% off all First Aid Cabinets! (That is up to 64% off Retail!)

    No matter what stage your business is at, you can give your tired old First Aid Kit a Grand Finale and step into the footlights with the debut of a fully-stocked and easy to refill OSHA & ANSI Compliant First Aid Cabinet ideal for your needs! While you’re at it, at 30% off our already deep-discounted prices, why not get...

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