September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), this event is a nationwide, month-long effort to encourage households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes and can affect one person or millions of people. Having a basic preparedness plan goes a […]

Product Review – 4 Person Deluxe Emergency Backpack Kit

Disasters happen suddenly and overwhelm the capabilities of professional responders. Every home needs to have emergency survival supplies on hand to see them through the first three days after the event. Whether you call it a “Bug Out Bag” or a “Go Kit”, you are either prepared or in panic! The Emergency Backpack Kit meets the […]

Hot Weather First Aid. Dealing with Heat Related Emergencies

While climate conditions and changing weather patterns fuel heated discussions about the long term effects of global warming, the U.S. and other parts of the world have experienced record hot weather in 2013.  There may be differences of opinion, but the end result is the same if someone you care about is injured or worse. […]

Prepare for Winter Emergencies

As stormy months have begun to show their menacing clouds, it’s important now to  prepare for potential emergencies that can, and do, arise. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign is a great resource for everyone looking to be prepared for emergencies. The Ready Campaign’s message is simple: get a kit, make a plan […]

Emergencies Don’t Take Holidays

The happy season from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day has a dark side: year-round risks of heart attacks, fires and workplace injuries actually increase during this period. Cold weather puts extra stress on the heart, causing heart-related deaths to spike during the holidays. Space heaters and holiday decorations often spark fires in homes and businesses. […]