Monday, July 21, 2014

Earthquake Preparedness Tips

You never know when an earthquake will strike. Being prepared is the best protection against the dangers of an earthquake. Here are some earthquake preparedness tips that you can do to protect yourself, your family and your property if an earthquake occurs.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Preparing Your Pets for a Disaster

You and your pets’ survival during a disaster depends on how well you start preparing today. Start by making a plan, then gathering supplies and staying informed. The information below can help you plan ahead for your pets in case of a disaster.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hurricane Preparedness – Creating your Emergency Supply Kit

Part of being prepared for hurricane season is creating or restocking your emergency supply kit. Be sure to store the supply kit in an easily accessible location within your home. Make sure everyone in your household knows of its location once it has been created. Below is an example of what might be included in your emergency supply kit:

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hurricane Awareness and Preparedness

Hurricane Season will be here before you know it. Are you prepared? The official start date of hurricane season is June 1st. Awareness and Preparedness are important factors in staying safe during a hurricane. First, you need to know what each threat level means. Then how to best prepare for each threat level.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Guest Post: 6 Ways Kids Change Your Personal Protection Options

Learning Realistic Safety Strategies is the first step toward taking responsibility for your own protection and well being, but have you ever considered what you would do if you had to protect more than yourself?

If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, big sister, babysitter, school teacher or simply a caring adult, you may be faced with situations that range from challenging to dangerous when you have children with you. What would you do in these scenarios?

Monday, April 21, 2014

5 Reasons Women Should Participate in Disaster Planning

An argument can be made that the people chosen for any type of planning committee should be a representative sample of the people they are planning for. Yet, women are still widely unrepresented when it comes to disaster planning teams.  Whether this is due to a lack of inclusion on the part of those in charge or a lack of interest on the part of women is not a question we’ll be exploring in this post. Instead, we want to talk about five compelling reasons women should participate:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Decisive Action: The Key to Surviving a Mass Shooting

The prevalence of mass shooting reports in the media ensures that anxiety about this type of violence lingers in our minds more than we may even realize. While it’s important to grieve the loss of life and remember the victims and their loved ones, worrying that a mass shooting will happen in our workplace, church, school, movie theatre or mall serves no purpose. The sheer magnitude of these incidents is hard for any of us to wrap our minds around and the possibility of being involved in a mass shooting evokes a unique feeling of helplessness. After all, how do you protect yourself from an active shooter who is armed with dangerous weapons, obsessed with violence and has nothing to lose?