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  • FEMA Launches New Initiative to Increase Preparedness, Community Resilience Following Disasters

    Stock up NOW and be ready for a hurricane! Stock up NOW

    Weather-related disasters in the United States continue to increase in size, frequency and impact, and experience repeatedly demonstrates that communities are better prepared to withstand an emergency and recover more quickly when everyone is involved.   The workshop is being held as part of a new initiative, America’s PrepareAthon!, a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invites you to join us for the 1st ever FEMA Region 9 Whole Community Workshop in Oakland, Calif., on April 1, 2014.  The event will provide representatives of the public, private and non–profit worlds the opportunity to listen, ask questions, and participate in preparedness activities they could then share with their respective communities.  The panelists will share their stories on how to improve community resilience before a disaster strikes.

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    FEMA’s Acting Regional Administrator Karen Armes will be joined by preparedness partners from the Bay Area and greater Region 9 area.  The workshop will include a presentation from San Francisco’s Daniel Homsey, Director of Neighborhood Resilience, to discuss San Francisco’s Empowered Communities Program, Building Resilient Cities One Neighborhood at a Time.  Divya Saini, a FEMA Region 9 Youth Member from Palo Alto, Calif., will also discuss local preparedness engagement strategies and activities.

    The Emmy award-nominated documentary, “A Village Called Versailles” by San Francisco based documentary filmmaker Leo Chiang will also be screened during the workshop.

    Twice yearly through drills, group discussions and exercises America’s PrepareAthon! will provide a national backdrop for individuals, organizations and communities to prepare for local hazards, and practice actions to stay safe.

    The goals of America’s PrepareAthon! are to increase the number of citizens who:
    • Understand the hazards most relevant to their community;
    • Know the corresponding action to stay safe;
    • Practice a real-time behavior to increase their preparedness; and
    • Contribute to increased whole-community preparedness planning

    Preppers know to be ready, but we all need our "Go Gear" - be ready when emergencies occur! Survival Gear! Wouldn't you like to be a Prepper too?
    Think about preparedness; at home, at work, at school, even in your car.
    Are you Ready?
    Check your Emergency Plan and Evacuation Routes everywhere you normally spend time.
    Check your Emergency Supplies:
    Check your expiration dates (food, water, batteries)
    Count your stock... is it enough?
    Don't let your gas tank get below half-full
    Keep cash on hand - ATMs may not be available, and you cannot count on credit cards in an emergency.
    Think Ahead-Plan Wisely-Prepare Yourself to Survive!
    Survival Gear Including: Survival Kits, C.E.R.T. Products and gear, Pet Emergency Kits/Supplies, Outdoor Supplies, Triage Units, Trauma Kits, Search & Rescue Equipment & Disaster and Survival Videos, Emergency Shelters, Lighting, Food & Heating.

    WHEN:                            Tuesday April 1st, 2014 – 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM*
    *Please RSVP to the listed media contacts to request an agenda and media access in advance.
    WHERE:                          FEMA Region 9 - 1111 Broadway, Suite 1200, Oakland, CA 94607
    COST:                             Free

  • SOL (Survive Outdoor Longer) Escape Bivvy

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    EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

    SOL Escape Bivvy - Shelters

    A revolution in backcountry shelters. The breathable and highly weather-resistant SOL Escape Bivvy proves you never again have to choose between staying dry and staying warm. The proprietary fabric lets moisture escape at the same time that it keeps rain, snow, and wind on the outside – all while reflecting your body heat back to you. Waterproof seams, a drawstring hood closure and side zip let you seal out the elements entirely when the weather turns nasty.
    The Survive Outdoors Longer® Escape™ Bivvy is nothing less than a revolution in backcountry shelters. The complaint with most ultra-light emergency shelters is the same: condensation builds up inside as you get warm, leaving your clothes soaking wet. With the Escape™ Bivvy, condensation is no longer an issue, and you never again have to choose between staying dry and staying warm. The proprietary fabric lets moisture escape at the same time that it keeps rain, snow, and wind on the outside – all while reflecting your body heat back to you. Waterproof seams plus a drawstring hood closure and side zip mean you can seal out the elements entirely or use the bivvy like a traditional sleeping bag, and the high-visibility orange exterior makes it easy for rescuers to spot you even in areas with high tree cover.

    KIT DETAILS

    • Size: 84" x 31"
    • Weight: 8.5 oz.

    IDEAL USES

    • Hiking / Backpacking
    • Expeditions / Adventure Travel
    • Off Roading
    • Emergency Prep

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS

    • A bivvy that BREATHES.
      Stay warm AND dry in the original backcountry emergency shelter that stays dry while you heat up.
    • Weather the Elements.
      Highly water-resistant fabric keeps you dry even in wet, soggy conditions.
    • Stay Warm.
      Reflects 70% of radiated body heat.
    • All-season Durability.
      Hard-wearing fabric resists punctures and tears through heavy use.
    • High-visibility orange exterior.
      Makes it easy for rescuers to spot you even in areas with high tree cover.

    WATCH SURVIVE OUTDOORS LONGER® ESCAPE™ BIVVY PRODUCT VIDEO

      Adventure Medical Kits Sales Rep and Professional Adventure Racer Kyle Peter breaks down the Survive Outdoors Longer® Escape™ Bivvy, the first breathable heat-reflective emergency shelter. More versatile than any other emergency shelter on the market, the Escape is a true crossover, good even as a replacement sleeping bag in temperatures down to 50 degrees.

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  • Tsunami Preparedness Week - #tsunami

    Today ends National Tsunami Preparedness Week...
    Did you prepare? learn? educate others?

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    Disaster, Survival, Preparation

    Disaster, Survival, Preparation

     

  • La fecha límite para inscribirse este año y obtener cobertura médica: 31 de marzo

    Durante los momentos de gran demanda y para garantizarle la mejor experiencia posible, se le dará prioridad al orden de llegada para comenzar a llenar su solicitud electrónica en el Mercado de seguros.

    Vea si usted y/o su familia califican para obtener seguranza médica con costos reducidos. También puede inscribirse, ver y compartir sus historias. Infórmese y inscríbase antes del 31 de marzo para evadir multas.

    Cuidado

    Actúe ahora y goce de paz y tranquilidad para usted y su familia — y ahorre dinero en cobertura de calidad.

  • FREE Tsunami Safety Training Programs

    Free from MetEd... Designed for emergency management and response professionals, those who work with them, and anyone who wants to be well-prepared for emergencies, these resources address a range of earth- and atmospheric-related hazards. Educate yourself in preparing for a range of hazards, including tsunamis, hurricanes, thunderstorms, dam failure, floods, fire, and hazardous material releases.

    What is MetEd?

    MetEd Demo

    MetEd is a free collection of learning resources for the geoscience community. Whether you're an experienced meteorologist honing existing skills or a student looking for new topics of interest, we have something for you. Learn more about MetEd in this short video.

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    Tsunamis

    Tsunamis

    Languages: English

    • Publish Date: 2010-11-16
    • Skill Level: 1
    • Completion Time: 1.50 - 2.00 h
    • Topics: 
    • Emergency ManagementOceanography/Marine Meteorology
    • (4 reviews)
    • This module introduces the science of tsunamis: their causes, initiation process, properties, propagation, inundation, and long-term effects. Through new animations, historical images, video, and interactive exercises, learners discover the ways tsunamis interact with and ... Read more »

    Tsunami Warning Systems

    Tsunami Warning Systems

    Languages: English

    Tsunami Strike! Caribbean Edition

    Tsunami Strike! Caribbean Edition

    Languages: English, Spanish

    Community Tsunami Preparedness, 2nd Edition

    Community Tsunami Preparedness, 2nd Edition

    Languages: English, Spanish

    Tsunami Strike! Pacific Edition

    Tsunami Strike! Pacific Edition

    Languages: English

     

    Read More - videos and training about fire, flood, hurricane, dams, climate change and more!

    Preppers know to be ready, but we all need our "Go Gear" - be ready when emergencies occur! Survival Gear! Wouldn't you like to be a Prepper too?
    Think about preparedness; at home, at work, at school, even in your car.
    Are you Ready?
    Check your Emergency Plan and Evacuation Routes everywhere you normally spend time.
    Check your Emergency Supplies:
    Check your expiration dates (food, water, batteries)
    Count your stock... is it enough?
    Don't let your gas tank get below half-full
    Keep cash on hand - ATMs may not be available, and you cannot count on credit cards in an emergency.
    Think Ahead-Plan Wisely-Prepare Yourself to Survive!
    Survival Gear Including: Survival Kits, C.E.R.T. Products and gear, Pet Emergency Kits/Supplies, Outdoor Supplies, Triage Units, Trauma Kits, Search & Rescue Equipment & Disaster and Survival Videos, Emergency Shelters, Lighting, Food & Heating.

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  • Tsunami Video for National Tsunami Week

    Tsunami Preparedness Week

    It can be many miles long, from 1 to 100 feet high, traveling at 400 miles per hour.

    This ocean monster is known as a tsunami and it can wreak havoc on coastal populations and landscapes.

    A tsunami is a series of ocean waves caused by any large and sudden disturbance of the sea surface.

    CLICK TO PLAY THE TSUNAMI AWARENESS VIDEO CLICK TO PLAY THE TSUNAMI AWARENESS VIDEO

    Tsunamis can be generated by landslides, volcanic eruptions, or even meteorite impacts in the ocean. But they are most often caused by an earthquake where there's a sudden displacement of the ocean floor.

    When that happens, there's a transfer of energy from the seafloor to the ocean, causing waves on the surface to radiate outward in all directions. In deep waters, these waves may not even be detectable.

    But when the tsunami enters shallower waters, the wave speed slows and its height increases. The water along the coast may recede noticeably. A large wall of turbulent water, called a "bore," may also form.

    When the tsunami hits, it may come ashore like a fast rising flood and strike with devastating force. The series of waves may continue for hours. The first one may not be the last or the largest.

    For your safety, know the potential warning signs of an incoming tsunami: a strong earthquake that causes difficulty standing; a rapid rise or fall of the water along the coast; a load ocean roar.

    When you're in a coastal area, it's important to keep alert for messages from local officials, such as lifeguards, police, The US Tsunami Warning Centers and NOAA All Hazards Radio.

    If you find yourself in a location of a tsunami strike, here's what you need to do to stay safe:  keep calm; walk or run to higher ground, 100 feet above sea level or 1 mile inland; do not drive - keep roads open for emergency vehicles; if you cannot move to higher ground, use the stairs to get to the third floor or higher in a sturdy building; follow all instructions from local officials, and stay out of coastal areas until authorities issue an "all clear."

    Tsunamis can strike any coastline in the world, and can affect locations thousands of miles away from where they formed. They may be uncommon, but the devastation they cause makes them a deadly force in nature.

    Disaster, Survival, Preparation

    Disaster, Survival, Preparation

     

  • Water Sports and Beach/Water Skiing/Boat/Marine Safety

    During the long months of winter, it's hard to imagine ever stepping foot outside, but summer will be here before you know it. If you're one many who enjoy water sports in times of warmer weather, it's time to brush up on your water sport safety.

    Boating

    Something romantic about boating draws people to the water. Maybe it's the feeling of the wind whipping around your body, or watching the shore grow smaller behind you. Boating is pure bliss for some, but boating accidents can take all the fun out of the experience.

         Boat, Marine & Fishing First Aid Kits
    Fishing and marine First Aid Kits for Life Boat and on the water injuries - see our Pitt Stop packs, and our Maritime OSHA regulations, too!

    Here are some tips to help you and your kids stay safe on the water:

    • Get licensed and take a Boat Safety Course. According to the The State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, anyone operating a water craft powered by a motor on fresh, non-tidal waters must possess a boat license. The boat license is easy to obtain. You'll need to pay an $18 fee and pass the 6 point ID requirements. The New Jersey DMV website states that all "power vessel operators, regardless of age, must hold a boating safety certificate from a state-approved program."
    • Wear life jackets. Young children can outgrow life jackets quickly. Check your life jackets every year before going on the water, to ensure they still fit.
    • Practice good judgment. Don't mix alcohol use and boating.

    Jet Skiing

    ShoreJet skiing is an exciting activity for young and old! Many of the same hazards that apply to boaters also apply to jet skiers. Here are a few tips to help you and your family stay safe while you participate in this thrilling sport.

    • Get licensed and take a Boat Safety Course. Sound familiar? According to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission website, anyone operating a personal water craft—and this includes jet skis—must have a boating license and must pass the New Jersey Boat Safety Course. What does your State say?
    • Wear life jackets. This is no less important for jet skiing than for boating.

    Fishing

    Fishing is generally seen as a safe, peaceful sport. It's a great activity to pair with a family picnic along the shore. Like any sport, fishing has some hazards that can be avoided with the right precautions. These tips, found at TakeMeFishing.org, will help prevent accidents.

    • Handle equipment wisely. Look behind you before you cast to avoid catching your hook on a person or plant. Don't leave hooks in places where kids and adults can step on them.
    • Learn to swim. You may not be planning to swim where you fish, but even if you're only planning to wade into the water, you should still know how to swim. If you do go swimming, do so in the presence of others.
    • Practice boat safety. If you're fishing from a boat, all the same safety rules that apply to normal boaters will also apply to you.
    • Wear life jackets. This can't be reiterated enough, so let's say it together: "Life jackets save lives".

    No matter what you're doing outdoors, whether you're boating, jet skiing or fishing, remember to wear sunscreen, and put it on the little ones as well. If you're new to a particular sport, start simple. Take a class. Go with friends or family members who have experience. And don't forget to talk to your kids about water safety before taking them out for fun in the sun.

  • Budget for Preparedness

    In a recent FEMA household survey, we learned more than a quarter of participants reported they believe getting prepared is too expensive. Creating your disaster preparedness kit does not have to be costly! In fact, many of the items for your kit may be found around your home!

    Budget for Preparedness

    After you have built the majority of your kit from items already in your home, you can begin to build a list for the remaining items. Here are some additional tips from citizens across the country for keeping your disaster kit cost-friendly:

    • Shop at discount and dollar stores where appropriate;
    • Trade extra supplies with friends or family; and
    • Check the newspaper or online listings for discounted products.

    For more simple and cost-friendly disaster kit suggestions, and easy steps you should take if disaster strikes, you can access FEMA’s free online “Preparedness on a Shoestring” activity module.

    The “Preparedness on a Shoestring” activity module is part of FEMA’s “Preparedness Activities for Communities Everywhere” tools, which educates individuals about relatively easy steps to take to become prepared for all types of hazards.

    Survival Gear! Wouldn't you like to be a Prepper too?
    Think about preparedness; at home, at work, at school, even in your car.
    Are you Ready? 
    Check your Emergency Plan and Evacuation Routes everywhere you normally spend time.
    Check your Emergency Supplies:

    • Check your expiration dates (food, water, batteries)
    • Count your stock... is it enough?
    • Don't let your gas tank get below half-full
    • Keep cash on hand - ATMs may not be available, and you cannot count on credit cards in an emergency.
    • Think Ahead-Plan Wisely-Prepare Yourself to Survive!

    Survival Gear Including: Survival Kits, C.E.R.T. Products and gear, Pet Emergency Kits/Supplies, Outdoor Supplies, Triage Units, Trauma Kits, Search & Rescue Equipment & Disaster and Survival Videos, Emergency Shelters, Lighting, Food & Heating.

  • Free AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) for Schools, Churches, and Civic Groups!

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    AEDs are needed in every Public place - Schools, Churches, playgrounds, EVERYWHERE! Get a free AED for your School, church, Group or Non- Profit. Easy Fundraising for AED with our First Aid Kits that everyone need – see this great program here Today.

    SELL THESE:

    Auto & Home Fundraiser Kits
    Fundraiser Mixed First Aid Kit Package with Tote
    Suggested Retail: $3000 for 300 Kits

    KEEP THIS!

    Defibtech LifeLine AED
    Fundraiser Mixed First Aid Kit Package with Tote
    Suggested Retail: $1495

    COMES WITH THIS! AND THIS!!! THEN WE ADD THIS!!!! & EVEN ADD THIS!!!!!!
    Defibtech Standard Battery Pack
    Defibtech Standard Battery Pack
    Suggested Retail:$150.00
    Defibtech Adult Defibrillation Pads
    Defibtech Adult Defibrillation Pads
    Suggested Retail: $38.00
    Defibtech Child/Infant Electrode Pads
    Defibtech Child/Infant Electrode Pads
    Suggested Retail: $99.00
    AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm 
    AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm
    Suggested Retail:$224.95
    1. You sell the 300 kits @ $10 each ($3000)
    2. Deliver the 300 kits to your customers
    3. KEEP THE REST (over a $2000 Retail Value with Free Shipping!) FOR YOUR SCHOOL

    By Popular Demand – we are also now offering First Aid Fundraising Plan D2:
    Sell 10 more kits and UPGRADE the above to the 7 year Battery & Warranty Model Defibtech AED!

    Plan D: Mixed Fundraiser Kit Pack with AED
    Fundraiser Mixed First Aid Kit Package with Tote

    ITEM / SKU: EXP-3000-D

    Fundraiser Plan D (D is for Defibrillator)

    The Plan D Package comes with 300 Fundraiser Kits* (150 Auto & 150 Home)
    Sell these kits for $10 a piece and you'll break even with a FREE AED with SOOO MANY accessories.

    We give you a Defibtech Lifeline AED FREE! The Defibtech Lifeline AED comes with a 5 Year Battery Pack and 1 Pair of Adult Defibrillation Pads.  Just because... We are going to throw in a pair of Child / Infant Electrode Pads and a AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm!

    • (150) Home Fundraiser First Aid Kits
    • (150) Auto Fundraiser First Aid Kits
    • (1) Defibtech Lifeline AED - 5 Year Battery & 5 Year Warranty -FREE!!
      • (1) Defibtech Standard 5 Year Battery Pack - AED COMES WITH THIS!!
      • (1 Pair) Defibtech Adult Defibrillation Pads - AND THIS!!
    • (1 Pair) Defibtech Child / Infant Electrode Pads - WE ADD THIS!!!
    • (1) AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm - & EVEN ADD THIS!!!

    Plan D2: Mixed Fundraiser Kit Pack with AED
    Fundraiser General Purpose Home First Aid Kit

    ITEM / SKU: EXP-3000-D2

    Fundraiser Plan D2 (D is for Defibrillator)

    The Plan D2 Package comes with 310 Fundraiser Kits* (155 Auto & 155 Home)
    Sell these kits for $10 a piece and you'll break even with a FREE AED with SOOO MANY accessories.

    We give you a Defibtech Lifeline AED FREE! The Defibtech Lifeline AED comes with a 5 Year Battery Pack and 1 Pair of Adult Defibrillation Pads.  Just because... We are going to throw in a pair of Child / Infant Electrode Pads and a AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm!

    • (155) Home Fundraiser First Aid Kits
    • (155) Auto Fundraiser First Aid Kits
    • (1) Defibtech Lifeline AED - 7 Year Battery & 7 Year Warranty -FREE!!
      • (1) Defibtech Standard 7 Year Battery Pack - AED COMES WITH THIS!!
      • (1 Pair) Defibtech Adult Defibrillation Pads - AND THIS!!
    • (1 Pair) Defibtech Child / Infant Electrode Pads - WE ADD THIS!!!
    • (1) AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm - & EVEN ADD THIS!!!

    Also See the General First Aid Kit Fundraiser Page >>

  • Navy Man and Wife indicted for hoarding food.

    Food-Hoarding

     

    See it here:NY-Times-Food-Hoarding

    Published: May 30, 1918
    Copyright © The New York Times

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