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Disaster Preparedness Blog

Post Earthquake Safety: How To Prevent Fire After an Earthquake

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Today, I want to share some simple tips about preventing fires after an earthquake. Earthquakes can be scary, but being...

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Do I Need A Mouth Barrier For CPR?

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As a retired firefighter and CPR instructor, I've often been asked, "Do I need a mouth barrier for CPR?" My...

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Disaster Preparedness Checklist For Home

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In times of unexpected disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, or other emergencies, the safety of your family is...

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Essential Guide to Performing the Heimlich Maneuver Correctly

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Breathing is essential, a fact we're reminded of when it's suddenly compromised. Choking is a silent threat that claims over...

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Safe and Bright: Your Guide to Preventing Holiday Fire Hazards

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As the holiday season rolls in, homes light up with festive cheer. However, it's crucial to remember that Christmas trees...

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Best Long-Term Water Storage Solutions: A Guide to Reliable and Safe Practices

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Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the best practices for long-term water storage—an important part of emergency preparedness. Contrary to...

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How To Build Your Own “Real” First Aid Kit: First aid kit contents list and their uses (with pictures)

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  Imagine you're faced with an emergency. The first aid kit you grab is your first line of defense, but...

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How to Handle and Treat a Stroke FAST - A Lifesaving Guide for American Stroke Month

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Quick recognition and fast treatment can be the game-changer for someone facing a stroke, and that's why I'm backing the...

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10 Tips for Designing Effective Evacuation Routes in Schools

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Our schools are beacons of knowledge, guiding the next generation towards a brighter future. But, as educators and school administrators,...

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LifeSavers 101: Essential Skills Every School Staff Member Should Know

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In my years responding to emergencies, from towering fires to devastating earthquakes, I've seen firsthand the unpredictability of disasters. However,...

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Organizing Effective Emergency Response Teams in Schools

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Emergency Response Teams. These teams are the very backbone of your school's disaster preparedness infrastructure. They are the first line...

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Understanding SEMS/NIMS/ICS: The Backbone of School Disaster Preparedness

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When I look back on my years as a Fire Captain, having responded to myriad emergencies ranging from fires to...

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