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  • 5 Handy Items to Keep in Your Vehicle When Traveling
    5 Handy Items to Keep in Your Vehicle When Traveling
    Every traveler wishes for incident-free trips to see local landmarks, historical sites or geographical wonders. But sometimes emergencies happen and help is not always a simple cell phone call away.No one wants to encounter a problem with their...
  • KEEP CALM AND CALL 911
    All about 911: How to handle a 911 call
    Needing to call 911 can be a frightening experience. It’s pretty normal to get overwhelmed, frantic, frustrated and even angry. Knowing what to do while on the phone can help streamline the call to get you help faster. The call-takers who...
  • How well can you use your first aid kit?
    How well can you use your first aid kit?
    Preppers need first aid kits to treat medical problems, especially when drug stores or hospitals are not nearby. Even when such help is nearby, however, serious medical problems such heavy bleeding must be attended to immediately. It also is...
  • Crowd confused
    People will blindly follow crowds in evacuation emergencies
    When an emergency strikes, do you follow the escape routes using your common sense or do you follow where the crowd is going?Researchers did a virtual study to evaluate individuals' decision-making in an evacuation within a building....
  • Capitol lockdown
    Capitol lockdown puts Twitter Alerts to the test
    One of Twitter’s newest features was put to good use just a week after its launch.After gunshots were fired near the U.S. Capitol on Thursday and the Capitol was placed under lockdown, the Senate Sergeant at Arms (@SenateSAA) sent out...
  • Disaster preparedness: 10 bare essentials for an emergency kit
    Disaster preparedness: 10 bare essentials for an emergency kit
    A little advance planning can become a lifesaver for you and your family. Here are 10 basic essentials that can prove incredibly valuable, if such an emergency should occur.10 essential items for an emergency kitAlthough some of these items may...
  • French Firefighter in an Emergency
    Waking Hypnosis for Emergencies
    Firefighters in France are learning hypnosis as a way to help people during emergencies.When people are in an emergency situation they are already in an altered state of consciousness and therefore are extremely open to suggestion. We, in the...
  • Personal finance
    On an economic edge, but many Americans just busy trying to get by
    With news of a record ratio of Americans living on an economic edge in basic survival mode, the survey results from Bankrate.com also point out many Americans are still feeling all right about their finances.A report from the online DesMoines...
  • Second South Louisiana Plant Explodes within less than 2 days
    15 miles from La. sinkhole, 2nd plant explodes
    Emergency officials havereported30 minutes ago that a secondchemical planthas exploded in Ascension Parish this evening. The plant is roughly fifteen miles from the collapsing salt dome and "sinkhole" where gas has leaked and human...
  • Hurricane Sandy
    There is power in helping others (Video)
    New Hampshire was spared the worst of the damage from recent Hurricane Sandy. Most people didn't lose power, and of those who did, most had it restored within a few hours. The news has reported that the last of the power outages will be...
  • Keep abreast of information across technology platforms
    Stay safe and in-the-know with Nixle
    In the days before the Internet, “emergency junkies” could be found at home with their ears glued to police scanners. Today, with 24/7 news access and the Internet, even if you aren’t inclined to seek information about...
  • Dog versus Hurricane Sandy: Preparing your pups for the storm.
    Dog versus Hurricane Sandy: Preparing your pups for the storm.
    In the Lehigh Valley, stores are abuzz with shoppers scurrying to prepare for a visit from Sandy. In addition to your own needs you’ll need to make sure your dog’s needs are planned for as well. So, what does your dog need to prepare...
  • You might not have anticipated these disaster related challenges
    You might not have anticipated these disaster related challenges
    Most people know that, before a disaster hits, they should stock up on water, food, and medical supplies. Even serious preppers, however, might not anticipate the need to prepare for some of the disaster related problems discussed in this article...
  • Does your family have an emergency plan?
    Does your family have an emergency plan?
    September is National Preparedness Month. Is your family ready for emergencies? The June 29 derecho wind storm that struck Lynchburg and much of the East Coast found many families without an emergency action plan.At Day in the Park this month, the...
  • old phones work without electricity
    Prepare for power outages
    With recent thunderstorms and power outages it made me aware of ways to make life easier when the electricity goes out.We received a call from the power company on July twenty-fourth that our electricity would be off for four hours sometime...