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Disaster Preparedness Blog

Why should one turn off gas and electricity supply after an earthquake

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  You have probably heard that you should turn off the gas after an earthquake. This is because of the...

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14 Must Have Items In Your First Aid Kit

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  You can never be too prepared when it comes to first aid, but there are 14 items that are...

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Preparing for the Big One at Home

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Preparing for the Big One could apply to folks across this country. Since every state has had an earthquake of...

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Home Earthquake Emergency Kit List With Their Uses

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In this post, I’m not going to try and scare you or convince you that you need to be prepared....

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How To Prepare Your Schools Emergency Response Team

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Emergency Response Teams will be critical in a large or mass casualty disaster. Since Emergency Services may be delayed or overwhelmed...

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Triage Flowchart For Disasters (with Poster)

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  In the event of a mass casualty from a disaster, your CERT teams or Emergency Response Teams should perform...

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What parents should know when there’s an emergency in school?

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All schools have a disaster and emergency plan in the event of a natural disaster or even man made. Several...

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How To Build Your Own “Real” First Aid Kit

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  Most commercial first aid kits cannot save lives nor aid any life threatening emergencies. A typical first aid kit is made...

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National Stop the Bleed Month: What You Should Know

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  Loss of too much blood can cause death in as little as 3-5 minutes, which is why everyone should...

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One Tool That I Won’t Travel Without: Car Window Breaker

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  After almost 3 decades of responding to car accidents as a professional firefighter, I can tell there is one...

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How To Use a Fire Extinguisher

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Did you know that the fire department responds to a fire every 23 seconds and 8 people per day lose...

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Triangle of Life vs. Drop, Cover, and Hold On

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Triangle of Life is a controversial approach to earthquake survival. Drop, Cover, and Hold On has been a part of...

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