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CDC Issues Generator Safety Warning, Hurricane Survival Update

CDC ISSUES GENERATOR SAFETY WARNING,  Hurricane Survival Update Carbon Monoxide Hazard Hurricane Safety Experts at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) have issued an alert reminding everyone to Keep Generators Outdoors, 20 feet away from your home or business! Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the main causes of death after hurricanes. Exhaust […]

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

How to Prepare for a Hurricane Learn what steps you should take today to protect yourself, your family, and your property before a hurricane hits! FEMA hurricane safety experts recommend: • Know your community’s local hurricane evacuation plan and identify several escape routes from your location in case roads are blocked; • If you plan […]

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Fireworks Safety Tips – Stay Safe!

Stay Safe While Enjoying Fireworks Stay Safe While Enjoying Fireworks Summer is upon us, and that means barbeques and fireworks! Many people love seeing the bright colors fly through the night air, but it is important to keep in mind that fireworks are explosives, and only professionals should handle them. A study by the U.S. […]

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Tornado Safety Tips – 4 Steps to Tornado Preparedness

Tornado Safety Tips – 4 Steps to Tornado Preparedness Tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible. Every state has some risk of this hazard. Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, […]

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Super Bowl Safety Tips

Super Bowl Safety Tips Cooking Safety for the Super Bowl Getting your Super Bowl game face on? Score more points this year by putting kitchen fire safety in your line up. Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day of the year for food consumption in the United States. That means a lot of time spent planning […]

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How to Display the American Flag

How to Display the American Flag The Federal Government, at USA.gov, has provided the following list of rules and practices on how to display the American flag. The U.S. flag stands for our nation and the shared history, pride, principles, and commitment of its people. When we properly display this powerful symbol, we signal our […]

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FEMA Experts Offer Winter Storm Survival Tips

FEMA EXPERTS OFFER WINTER STORM SURVIVAL TIPS Do you know what to do if you get stranded in your car due to a winter storm? FEMA Safety Experts recommend taking the following steps when stranded in your vehicle in bad weather: -Stay in your vehicle where rescuers are most likely to find you. -Run the […]

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Winter Weather Safety Tips from USFA Fire Experts

Winter Weather Safety Tips Stay Warm with Home Heating Safety According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), half of all home heating fires occur during the winter months of December, January and February. Now is the time to make sure your home heating devices are safe, before the weather turns bitter cold. Follow these USFA […]

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Warning Signs of Hypothermia

  Warning Signs of Hypothermia   While hypothermia generally occurs at very cold temperatures, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) experts remind us that it can happen even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water. With the winter season upon us, it’s important to know […]

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Holiday Safety Tips

      HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS     Safe Holiday Decorating Are you decorating your home safely for the holidays? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 800 fires a year begin with decorations, and another 200 start with Christmas trees. Be fire smart as you deck the halls for a festive […]

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Shop Small Special Offer

  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW TO SHOP SMALL ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY American Express launched the first-ever Small Business Saturday on Nov 27, 2010 to encourage people across the United States to support small, businesses, and to provide a great once-a-year special shopping opportunity for consumers.  Last year, 95 million Americans shopped at small […]

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Trick or Treat Safety

TRICK OR TREAT SAFETY Is your family ready to trick or treat? From costumes to candles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers trick or treat safety guidelines to ensure your family has a howling good time this Halloween. While choosing a costume for your child can be fun, it’s important to choose wisely. […]

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Get Prepared BEFORE the Next Earthquake

Earthquake Country Alliance emergency experts advise us to Get Prepared Before the Next Earthquake! Getting prepared now will bring you peace of mind knowing that you have an emergency plan, and that your loved ones have earthquake survival supplies in place. An added bonus of making sure your earthquake kit is complete now – and […]

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Get Ready to ShakeOut!

Get Ready to ShakeOut!   You are invited to join millions of people worldwide who will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” on 10-20-16 at 10:20 a.m. in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill! More than 43 million people worldwide were registered in ShakeOut drills last year. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to […]

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What is an Emergency Kit – and Why Do I Need One?

WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY KIT—AND WHY DO I NEED ONE? Many people ask the question, “What is an emergency kit?” Simply put, an emergency kit, or earthquake kit, is a collection of basic items your household or workplace may need in the event of an emergency. Emergency planning experts at the U.S. “Ready campaign” and […]

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Help Prevent Heat-Related Deaths

Help Prevent Heat-Related Deaths Emergency Management Experts at NHTSA remind us that children become dehydrated more quickly than adults and are at higher risk of heat-related deaths and other dangers. It is extremely dangerous to leave children (or pets!) alone in a parked car in warm or hot weather “even for a few minutes.” When […]

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Beat the Heat

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers the following extreme heat survival and safety tips: Drink plenty of water; even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine, as this can contribute to dehydration. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease; are on fluid-restricted diets; or have a problem with […]

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FEMA Safety Tips Mobile App

  FEMA SAFETY TIPS MOBILE APP Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) experts have released a new mobile app to provide free weather alerts from the National Weather Service, as well as safety tips and important survival information in an emergency situation.  The convenient new FEMA safety tips mobile app is designed by Federal emergency experts […]

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Emergency Planning Tips

Emergency Planning Tips from US Department of Homeland Security and FEMA Emergency Resources To create a customized emergency plan for your household, classroom or workplace, simply follow the links below: Printable Emergency Planning and Survival Tips Learn about the Myth: “We Don’t Have Disasters Where I Live!” Emergency information, survival checklists, and interactive family emergency planning […]

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Survival Checklist

SURVIVAL CHECKLIST FEMA and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security recommend including the following essential emergency supplies, at a minimum, for disaster preparedness: Water – 1 gal per day for each person and pet, for at least 3 days, for drinking, cooking and sanitation Sunset Survival emergency water is expertly packaged and sealed to keep […]

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Know What To Do in an Earthquake

Know what to do in an Earthquake – and what NOT to do – when the ground starts to shake where you are! Southern California Earthquake Center has prepared the following earthquake safety video to demonstrate their recommended earthquake survival technique. Make sure your know what to do in an earthquake: Practice Drop, Cover and […]

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