preparing for a tsunami

Emergency Readiness: Preparing for a Tsunami

single-small - A tsunami (soo-NAH-mee) is an enormous wave caused by an underwater event, such as an earthquake, erupting volcano or landslide. In the open water, a tsunami can travel at incredibly fast speeds, eventually crashing into land and creating waves that can reach as high as 100 feet.  A tsunami can come suddenly and with shocking […]

Emergency Readiness: Preparing for a Tornado

single-small - After tornadoes killed at least 23 in Alabama, it’s important to remember that preparing for a tornado – or any emergency – can be the difference between life and death.  Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm to the ground. They can destroy buildings, flip cars, and create deadly flying […]

Emergency Readiness: 10 Ways to Get Prepared

single-small - Follow these 10 ways to get prepared to immediately build your level of emergency and disaster resilience! 1. Identify Your Risk What are the hazards where you live or work? Find out what natural or human caused disasters pose a risk for you. Do you live near a flood plain, an earthquake fault, or in […]

Car Safety and Readiness

single-small -   Car trips and commutes are an every-day fact of life for many people.  As this winter is gearing up to be one of the coldest and most dangerous in recent history, it’s important to keep safety and readiness in mind when getting on the road. Plan long trips carefully, listening to the radio or […]

Emergency Readiness: Evacuation

single-small - A wide variety of emergencies may cause an evacuation. In some instances you may have a day or two to prepare, while other situations might call for an immediate evacuation. Planning ahead is vital to ensuring that you can evacuate quickly and safely, no matter what the circumstances. Here’s how to plan for an emergency […]
10 Ways Duct Tape Can Save Your Life

10 Ways Duct Tape Can Save Your Life!

single-small - We’ve all heard that duct tape can fix just about anything, and obviously a roll of duct tape is a must in any tool box for quick and easy repairs.  But keeping a roll of duct tape at the ready can become vital in emergency situations.  This handy resource should be a staple in any […]

Emergency Readiness: Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

single-small - Hurricane season brings its own challenges in terms of hurricane preparedness. You may not know that you are directly in the path of a dangerous storm until it is right on top of you. Being prepared ahead of time will give you the advantage to be ready for any storm that is headed your way. Hurricane […]
Emergency Water Storage

Emergency Water Storage: Myths vs Facts

single-small - Emergency water storage is, in my opinion, one of the most important things you can do to raise your resilience and establish any level of readiness.  I can not stress enough the importance of having a ready water supply; it is literally the most essential element to sustaining human life.  That means you!  During a […]

VIDEO: Urban Emergency Water Procurement with a Sillcock Key

single-small - Emergency water can be found in the darnedest places.  Have you ever noticed water spigots on the sides of commercial buildings or freestanding businesses, but upon closer inspection you don’t see any handle or know to turn the water on?  That’s because these businesses don’t want random people just coming up and turning the water […]

How to Stop the Bleeding

single-small - In any emergency event where there are potential trauma or casualties, it is critical to know how to stop the bleeding.  Today’s horrific shooting at the Capitol Gazette in Annapolis, MD serves as a tragic reminder of the unpredictable nature of emergency situations, and that having emergency skills could mean the difference between life and […]