First account stories are truly interesting to read. We found a fascinating recent account of Swift Water Rescue Team member, Scott E. Schermerhorn, Master Technician – Technical Rescue of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. His stories bring to life the warnings we all know when it comes to flood safety…”be prepared” and “turn around…..
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The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) posted an article not to be missed regarding smoke detectors. Did you know there are two popular technologies used for smoke detection? This headline article provides helpful information about both ionization and photoelectric technology. You will also find a link to making smart choices for the placement of…..
It can be sobering to look back and see what types of disasters occurred in the past year. The memories of disaster events may only be through images we saw in the news, or they may have touched our lives directly. 2012 was full of extremes, too much water or not enough, heatwaves and hurricanes. …..
On a recent morning, Nina Coleman, Assistant Manager of FEMA for Kids Community Relations Strike Team, took various items out of a disaster supply kit, held them up and asked students at Public School 215 in Far Rockaway, NY what supplies do and don’t belong. This recent blog from FEMA shares a fun example of how…..
The Red Guide to Recovery wishes you a very happy holiday season and new year! Celebrate safely and dedicate 2013 as your year of personal preparedness. Here are some tips for safe celebrating and driving by Consumer Reports. Visit our Free Preparedness and Recovery Tools page to support your recovery and preparedness.
As a follower of the FEMA blog, we found today’s post by Michael Byrne, Federal Coordinating Officer, to be an amazing reflection on the recovery efforts to support New Yorkers after Hurricane Sandy. You can read the blog post at Fema.gov: New York, One Month After Sandy In this short excerpt, Michael describes the support…..