Disaster Preparedness Blog

How To Compute The Ideal First Aid Supplies For Schools (Mass Casualty – Earthquake Preparedness)

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In over 30 years of experience in emergency response, as a firefighter and trainer, I have developed a list of...

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What Should Schools Focus On During Earthquake Drills?

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Each year most schools conduct earthquake drills, and the US government supports disaster risk reduction activities, one of which is the Great California...

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Simple Introduction to SEMS/NIMS For Schools

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If you are a part of your school’s Emergency Response Team, you probably know that you have to comply with...

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School Earthquake Preparedness Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide

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If a large earthquake strikes during school hours, it could be a disaster. BUT… if your school prepares in advance...

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Flashlights for Disaster Preparedness

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It’s that time again with spring upon us and Daylight Savings time requiring us to adjust our clocks. It is...

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Where Is The Safest Place To Be During An Earthquake?

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The safest place to be during an earthquake is where you are at the time the shaking begins. I know that...

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Disaster Preparedness Checklist For Home

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In times of disaster like earthquakes, flood, hurricane, tornado or any emergencies that your family could be at risk, your...

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1994 Northridge Earthquake: A Reminder To Get Prepared

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KMIR News visited our warehouse the other day to talk about the 1994 Northridge Earthquake 25th year anniversary, and what...

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Do I Need A Mouth Barrier For CPR?

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Do I need a mouth barrier for CPR is another popular question in my CPR classes. The short answer is No....

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11 Guidelines for Quickly Handling Emergency Situations at School

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Every day we put thousands of kids in schools and expect the staff to save them in the case of...

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Car Preparation For Winter Checklist

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Unlike an earthquake, winter is something you can anticipate and plan for. As the seasons change so must our preparedness....

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Why A Doorway Isn’t Safe During An Earthquake

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For years the experts told us to get into a doorway during an earthquake for protection. I believe it was...

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