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Join us for the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history

Did you know a 2008 study forecasts a 99.7% chance of an earthquake the size of the Northridge Earthquake or larger anytime during the next 30 years?  There are lots of ways to prepare, but one of the best ways is to participate in the annual Great California Shake Out.  This 60 second drill event…..

READ MORE »Posted on August 13th, 2013 in category: Earthquake, Preparedness Tips

Sean Scott-Author-withNick Ferreira

Don’t be a victim twice!

By Sean Scott We were pleased to share some history about The Red Guide to Recovery in a feature article in the July 2013 La Jolla Light.  The interview includes some great examples of how the book helps disaster survivors no matter what the situation.  Whether a natural disaster or other catastrophic event, The Red…..

READ MORE »Posted on July 22nd, 2013 in category: Preparedness Tips, Recovery Tips

Tornado in the late evening sky

The 2.5 Mile Wide Tornado

As a recent online article shares the staggering news that the most recent tornadoes to hit Oklahoma were the largest on record, the latest was over two and a half miles wide. As reports indicate, it would not have looked like a twister in a recognizable form.  Nature always surprises, and reminds us that we…..

READ MORE »Posted on June 6th, 2013 in category: Tornados, Weather

Flood Safety Lessons

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…..

READ MORE »Posted on March 25th, 2013 in category: Flood, Preparedness Tips

Know the Facts: Ionization Smoke Detectors

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…..

READ MORE »Posted on March 4th, 2013 in category: Fire, Preparedness Tips, Technology

Natural Disasters

2012 Worst Natural Disasters

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. …..

READ MORE »Posted on February 14th, 2013 in category: General, Weather