August 2015

  1. Categories: American Red Cross, CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Press Releases

    Webinar: Local Partnerships Between the American Red Cross and CERT

    Check out these great American Red Cross FIrst Aid Kits! The American Red Cross and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) serve communities throughout the United States in a variety of ways before, during, and after emergencies. But while both programs accomplish a great deal individually, they can do even more when they work together. As partners, CERT and American Red...
  2. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Sweating? ??

    Summer.. Heat, Sun, Sweat. Dehydration can be deadly. Lean how to Beat the Heat: Extreme Heat and Your Health Heat and Heat Related Injuries and Illness ?? Heat Safety Tool Heat Stress – Heat Exhaustion – Heat Stroke Heat Stress and Heat Related Injuries – Heat Exhaustion / Heat Stroke What is heat illness? The body normally cools itself by...
  3. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams, National Preparedness Month & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

    Just days away...  National preparedness Month! September 1 is the first day of National Preparedness Month. We are encouraging everyone to participate in the theme,.. .  National Preparedness Month culminates with National PrepareAthon! Day (America's PrepareAthon) on September 30 when we turn our attention from awareness to action. If you have not already done so, please use this national day of...
  4. Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation & Disaster & Survival Forum

    You Need Two Ways Out

    Evacuation... how much have you thought about evacuating in time of need? From Home? From Town? What about in a Home Fire? If a fire occurs in your home, you don't want to be left without a plan of escape! According to the United States Fire Administration, fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you with as little as...
  5. Categories: General Safety Topics

    Home Security

    What is home security? What sort of steps does one have to take to achieve it? What simple ways can one change their home to be more secure? This article will answer these questions and more, detailing a variety of secrets, tips and tricks which will secure your home for good. Walk outside of your home at night and see...
  6. Categories: Child Safety, General Safety Topics & Health Tips

    Back to College / Back to Dorm

    OK - we all know that every College Student needs some Red Bull, Top Ramen and a First Aid Kit. If they're staying in a Dorm, you can't forget the XL Twin sheet set. But what about sex? Sexually transmitted infections can be prevented. They are also treatable, and many are curable. Half of all new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur...
  7. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

    With National Preparedness Month around the corner, we wanted to share one of our favorite resources with our readers. Most often, on thinks of FEMA, Ready.gov, or America's PrepareAthon when thinking "Preparedness" - but what about the CDC? The Centers for Disease Control and prevention offer a wealth of free resources on the subject of preparedness... here are a few: Types of...
  8. Categories: General Safety Topics & Outdoor Safety

    HOW DO I PROTECT MYSELF FROM MOSQUITO BITES?

    According to the CDC, mosquito-borne illnesses are a serious threat - especially in these humid Summer to Autumn transitional days. Use insect repellent: When used as directed, insect repellent is the BEST way to protect yourself from mosquito bites.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents are safe for even children and pregnant women. All the EPA-registered insect repellents are evaluated...
  9. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Blow Hard

    While National Preparedness Month doesn't begin for another week, that is not excuse for not making certain you are ready - especially for Hurricanes if you are in a Coastal area (watch out - it is that time of year!) How is your Hurricane Readiness? If you live in coastal areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...
  10. Categories: General Safety Topics & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Hurricane Readiness

    You can't stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect yourself and your family. Hurricane Awareness 🌀 Hurricane Watch / Hurricane Warning 🚩 Dorothy: this is Kansas. #HurricanePrep #PrepareAthon Heads up to Hurricanes and Disaster Preparedness  

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