I am the first to agree that flashlights and light sticks are the preferred form of emergency lighting. The difficulty with most homes and emergency kits is their ability to provide lighting on a long term basis -24/48/72 hours or 10 days. This is why Kevin’s Kandles are an ideal tool for emergency and disaster preparedness. - 15,000+ accidental candle fires are reported in the USA each year. Kevin's Kandles ...more »
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The Michigan Department of Community Health in partnership with the Michigan State Police and Michigan Department of Education recently released the Emergency Preparedness Curriculum to teach children in first through 12th grade about common hazards and disasters, and to help them develop emergency preparedness skills and safety habits. The emergency preparedness curriculum was released to all public and private schools ...more »
Good afternoon everyone! I am currently in the process of creating an emergency kit with some foods. However, I have people in my household who allergies to gluten, chocolate, soy, dairy, and is sensitive to chemicals used in the processing of a lot of foods, what are the best, and the most reasonable alternatives to the basics that I can use for food in my emergency kit?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently reviewing and readying for release the regulations related to a new national home healthcare program. This program will allow disabled, or other vulnerable persons to receive the care from an attendant within their home. CMS will have some language requiring a backup plan or service. But without further direction, its likely that this requierment will ...more »
Each adult who teaches the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge within the Boy Scouts of America, is reaching out to many youth interested in this diverse and interesting topic which helps people survive if they are prepared.
I have myself taught this Merit Badge and found it easy to teach.
What are the methods people are using to reach out to the disability community and the elderly? I am also thinking about caregivers for individuals and group home settings. One group in WA used a fair to reach out to the deaf and deaf blind community to prepare in an event of an earthquake. Online media, news, twitter, and facebook are another way to reach people but not everyone has access to TV or internet. Some ...more »
Has anybody noticed that the Prevention Framework section any asks about how to prevent terrorism? What ever happened to an ALL-HAZARDS approach? Prevent natural hazards and the terrorism will fall under that. i.e. Harden a critical facility against tornado and hurricane winds also hardens the facility from a bomb.
I know its not PC to profile people, but I think that's what we need to do. I'd look at Israel and see what they do b/c they are always attacked by terrorist and they have developed ways to detect a threat.
Perhaps police departments should establish a tip line and they can follow up on reports. Sure you would get a lot of false reports, but that happens anyways with the 911 system. Factor that into the budget.