Headlines are full of hurricanes, earthquakes, bird flu, terrorism, and other dangers of the world in which we live. However, most civilians aren't prepared to face a disaster or even a family emerge...
Irwin Redlener in his recent book American at Risk sings the common refrain of all Emergency Managers, Contingency Planners and Disaster Preparedness Educators nation wide. The need for a coordinated ...
The Small Business Administration (SBA) reported in 2006 that 25% of all businesses that close because of a disaster never reopen, and according to the American Red Cross, 40% of small businesses neve...
The best time to prepare for an emergency is immediately after surviving one. At that time the disaster is fresh in your mind and you are able to think about what items you should have close at hand. ...
Following a major disaster, fire fighters and emergency services will be completely overwhelmed. Knowing how to and correctly using a fire extinguisher before a fire gets too big could prevent a total...
These days we spend a lot of our time during the day in our cars. We drive to and from work and we take long trips in our cars. It is important to prepare an Emergency roadside Kit in case something i...
The US has more tornadoes than any other area on the globe. We get them in the spring, as weather changes in the fall, when summer storms hit, and as byproducts of hurricanes. Though the Midwest ...
Unlike hurricanes, earthquakes don't come with a warning. Earthquakes strike instantly and they happen all over the world. Earthquakes are raging events that can cause enormous damage in a minute o...
When a disaster happens, failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Those that are prepared in advance with the correct supplies and action plan will inevitably be in a better position than those ...
How prepared are you for a crisis?Unexpected life challenges occur in many categories: 1. Fires 2. Floods 3. Earthquakes 4. Burglary 5. Accidents 6. Illness 7. Technology FailureW...