Disaster Preparedness Blog
We know disaster preparedness can be overwhelming. Follow along with each blog post using the Do1Thing program and we'll take small steps to make a difference in an emergency.
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Knowing how to apply a bandage, identify the signs and symptoms of shock, perform CPR or use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) can save a life.
12/27/2017 12:00 PM
Basic items to include in your first aid kit.
Learn what you should do to help an injured or ill person while you wait for aid
12/18/2017 4:00 PM
If a major disaster prevents or delays first responders in coming to you and your family, knowing basic first aid will be important.
12/08/2017 4:00 PM
During an emergency when the power is out ATM machines and debit and credit cards may not work. Stash emergency cash to be ready.
11/29/2017 1:00 AM
Disasters can strike when you're away. Make an emergency kit for your office, school or car.
11/22/2017 1:00 AM
Remember to prepare a "go bag" for your pets in the event of a disaster or evacuation.
11/15/2017 1:00 AM
Have a “go bag” ready if you have to shelter in place or evacuate your home
11/12/2017 1:00 AM
Any emergency is easier to handle when you have prepared ahead of time. Put together an emergency kit with important items to keep at home, and a “go bag” with items you will need to take with you if you evacuate.
11/09/2017 2:30 PM
Plan and decide what you can do before, during and after a power outage to minimize the effects on your household.
10/25/2017 1:00 AM
Acquire and learn how to safely use a portable generator.
10/18/2017 1:00 AM
When the lights go out, the safest way to provide emergency lighting is with flashlights or battery-powered lanterns.
10/13/2017 1:00 AM
We count on electricity for heat, food, and medical needs. A power outage is an emergency that often follows another emergency—like an earthquake or winter storm. That makes it even more important to be prepared in advance.
10/09/2017 2:00 PM
Fire Corps is a great way to help promote community safety as a volunteer.
08/30/2017 3:06 AM
Community Emergency Response Team training is a great way to learn more and serve others in a disaster.
08/23/2017 3:06 AM
Help make sure the groups you belong to are prepared for disaster.
08/16/2017 3:06 AM
So far in 2017 we’ve focused on helping you and your household to get ready for disasters, but you’re probably aware that many of your neighbors aren’t ready. Once you get your house in order, it’s a wise investment to help your neighbors, partly for their sake, and partly for your own, because in a
08/14/2017 4:08 PM
Anticipate family communication needs for the types of disasters to which you may be most vulnerable.
07/31/2017 3:40 PM
What is your overall plan for family communication in a disaster?
07/24/2017 3:40 PM
What will you do if a major disaster such as an earthquake takes out the electricity for an extended time?
07/14/2017 10:06 AM
Why you should learn CPR
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