Governor Declares September “kansas Preparedness Month”

The vaccine is the best way to avoid getting the flu. “As a first responder agency, the Kansas Highway Patrol fully understands the need to be prepared for an ever changing environment, said Garcia. Through joint cooperation with our state and county partners, we work hard to ensure those traveling Kansas’ roadways are safe at all times.” The proclamation signing was also an opportunity for Fred the Preparedness Dog to meet with the Governor and state officials to help promote emergency preparedness in Kansas. Fred, a two-year-old German Sheppard, is the live mascot for an educational campaign by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Preparedness Program. KDHE and Fred work together to increase family and pet preparedness for all types of emergencies. The campaign is a mixture of personal appearances by Fred at various community events, occasional television and radio interviews, visits to schools and health preparedness education materials (with Fred’s cartoon caricature) in the form of activity books and a series of trading cards. Fred also has his own Facebook and Twitter accounts, which are maintained by his owner, Michael McNulty, KDHEs emergency operations director. Freds activities are a portion of the work conducted under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Hospital Preparedness Program and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program.
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Custom 3-Day Survival Kit Meets Unique Emergency Preparedness Needs

They are light-hearted, funny and unconventional, with scenes such as a family proudly talking about how unprepared they are. “I’ll pack the dead batteries,” says the son after his father asks what each family member will do in preparation for an emergency. “I’ll only put what I don’t need into a duffel bag,” says the daughter, with her mom adding, “Great, that’s totally unhelpful.” “We think these ads will resonate with audiences because we think the messaging comes from insights that are so universally important to people,” said Val DiFebo, CEO of Deutsch NY, the agency that created the ads pro bono to help raise awareness. “The fact that most people will admit they don’t have a plan or that they can just wing it, which is exactly what we talk about in these ads, is (how) you get people to pay attention and act and say it’s time.” The PSAs are timed to release right before the 10th annual National Preparedness Month in September, an initiative managed and sponsored by FEMA to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, schools, businesses and places of worship. New Jersey homes being raised post-Sandy “What we try to get people to understand is that number one, not all disasters come with warning labels,” said Darryl Madden, director of FEMA’s Ready campaign . Coney Island then and now “What we also try to make people understand is that don’t think of it in terms of the Katrinas or of the Sandys, but think about other events that could happen in your community that present a certain risk that you need to be prepared for.” Emmy win could help Sandy victims The ads, which will run and air in advertising time and space donated by various media outlets, encourage Americans to visit FEMA’s website for kids . The site, with more parent- and kid-friendly content coming September 1, includes information such as a downloadable family emergency plan and guidance on how to talk to kids about emergencies in an age-appropriate fashion. DiFebo said that her agency’s strategy was to create a sense of urgency without going overboard. “What you don’t want to do is be so alarmist that people don’t want to pay attention to the message or they say this is just too scary for me and it’s too scary for my kids so I’m not going there,” she said. “That’s really the biggest mistake you can make.” While my mother-in-law and I had never talked about what we’d do in the event of an emergency and my family still does not have a disaster plan, the subject of emergency preparedness is very close to our hearts. Stay in touch! Don’t miss out on the conversation we’re having at CNN Living.
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Governor proclaims September as Kansas Preparedness Month

The vaccine is the best way to avoid getting the flu. As a first responder agency, the Kansas Highway Patrol fully understands the need to be prepared for an ever changing environment, said Garcia. Through joint cooperation with our state and county partners, we work hard to ensure those traveling Kansas roadways are safe at all times. The proclamation signing was also an opportunity for Fred the Preparedness Dog to meet with the Governor and state officials to help promote emergency preparedness in Kansas. Fred, a two-year-old German Sheppard, is the live mascot for an educational campaign by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Preparedness Program. KDHE and Fred work together to increase family and pet preparedness for all types of emergencies. The campaign is a mixture of personal appearances by Fred at various community events, occasional television and radio interviews, visits to schools and health preparedness education materials (with Freds cartoon caricature) in the form of activity books and a series of trading cards. Fred also has his own Facebook and Twitter accounts, which are maintained by his owner, Michael McNulty, KDHEs emergency operations director. Freds activities are a portion of the work conducted under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Hospital Preparedness Program and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program. During Preparedness Month, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management is reminding the public to take part in its monthly online Preparedness Challenge on the KSReady.gov site ( http://www.ksready.gov/default.asp?PageID=36&Tab=3 ) Sometimes people dont do what it takes to be prepared because it seems so overwhelming, said Tafanelli. Taking the Preparedness Challenge is a great way to break down home emergency preparedness into easily manageable steps that get the whole family involved. Completing each months preparedness challenge makes participants better prepared for emergencies and eligible to be entered in the drawing for that months prize. In September, KDEM will also be running a special preparedness campaign through its social media sites and will host several preparedness webinars. Sept.
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Emergency preparedness expo readies Laguna Hills residents for disaster

Quote from Eric Spitz, Owner & President of OC Register

Excerpts from the list of questions: – What emergencies are likely to arise where specific family members live? – Where are people likely to be when disaster hits? At home? Work? In the car? Away at school? – How capable and strong is the Kit’s owner? A child’s Kit will not be the same as a parent’s.
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Your family’s emergency kit is probably a disaster

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