Pema: Get Ready For Emergencies During National Preparedness Month

“The decision to evacuate an area is not one that is made in haste or taken lightly,” Cannon said. “Those who ignore an evacuation order put their own lives at risk and endanger the lives of first responders people who in many areas in this state are volunteers with their own families and loved ones.” Residents are encouraged to visit which encourages citizens to take three basic steps before an emergency or natural disaster occurs: Be Informed: Know what threats Pennsylvania and your community face. Be Prepared: Have an emergency kit with at least three days’ worth of essentials at your home, including food, one gallon of water per person per day, medications and specialized items such as baby or pet supplies. Create an emergency plan so family members know where to meet if everyone is separated when an incident occurs. Be Involved: Pennsylvanians have a long history of helping one another in times of need. Specialized training and volunteer opportunities are available so citizens can help others in their community in a disaster. “Volunteers also play a crucial role in ensuring the commonwealth is prepared for large-scale disasters like floods, infectious epidemics or acts of terrorism,” Secretary of Health Michael Wolf said. “The State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Pennsylvania, or SERVPA, is a one-stop shop for individuals who are willing to volunteer their services during an emergency.
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Workshop to focus on survival kits

As to pawn shops, I used to own one. Now, I have a gun business. I am a US Marine 1963 to 1966. You can take my advice or not. I dont care. JC Generally good thinking Charlie. But, I believe the author is speaking along the lines of a shorter term, maintian your presence on your property kind of planning. Im in line with that to a point, then you have to go to Charlies plan and be ready to get the hell out. One thing you might want to add to your self defense weaponry, especially in an urban environment is a compund bow. Quiet and Kevlar is useless against them. Charlie Tall Yeah, bows are great, but it takes so damned long to train an archer to be just competent.
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Kit Building Event to Prepare 400 Tucson Families for Disaster

This Good & Ready event helps prepare the Tucson community for the things that can happen anytime, anywhere, with little or no warning. To mark the launch of Good & Ready, The Allstate Foundation offers the following three steps to help local families prepare for a disaster: Step 1: Build a disaster preparedness kit If disaster strikes, its smart to have supplies to help you and your family (including your pets) survive for at least three days. Your disaster preparedness kit should contain these basic supplies: Water (one gallon per person, per day) Ready-to-eat, nonperishable food (for family members and pets) Battery-powered or hand-crank radio Whistle (to signal for help) Dust mask, plastic sheeting and duct tape Moist towelettes and plastic garbage bags with ties (for sanitation) Wrench or pliers Local maps (to locate emergency services and shelters) Extra batteries For a complete list, visit . Step 2: Create a household emergency plan A household emergency plan should include the following information: Emergency contact names and numbers mobile and landline (As an extra precaution, everyone in your family should program In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contacts in their mobile phones so emergency personnel can contact them if needed) Family meeting place in your neighborhood and an alternative meeting place in the region Personal details for each family member (date of birth, important medical information, recent photos) Addresses and phone numbers of the places family members frequent on a regular basis (work, school) Contact information for medical providers (doctors, pharmacist, veterinarian) Important medical and insurance information, including photocopies of medical insurance cards For a fill-in-the-blank household emergency plan and cards to download, print and keep close at hand, visit . Step 3: Help your community get ready for a disaster The strength of a community comes from each person who lives in it. By raising your hand to help your community prepare for a potential disaster, you can help people respond to and recover from an emergency situation. Visit , go to the Resources page, and then click Get Trained to find a disaster volunteer team near you. Good & Ready is supported by The Allstate Foundation and Points of Light, working in partnership with , the American Red Cross and the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes. The Allstate Foundations involvement in the program is part of its new SaferLivesSM program, which provides important safety information to help people be aware of the risks in their lives and protect themselves and their loved ones. About Good & Ready Good & Ready is a national collaborative, online and on-the-ground emergency preparedness engagement initiative led by Points of Light, working in partnership with , the American Red Cross and the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes.
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Emergency Preparedness Fair

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Emergency Survival Supplies To Buy Used

Wednesday at the American Red Cross in Endicott local officials announced the details of the Preparedness Fair, which will take place September 21st at the Binghamton University Event Center from 11:00am to 4:00pm. They say staying safe means having a plan and supplies. These include water, medication, canned food, a can opener, clothing, blankets, hygiene items, a light source, a radio and important papers. “We really want people to be able to sustain for up to 72 hours, or maybe even beyond. And if we look back to the flood of 2011 there were time where emergency services couldn’t even physically get to individuals because of the danger of the water,” said Shelley Bierwiler the Community Chapter Executive of the Southern Tier American Red Cross. The fair will include live demonstrations and more information on how to be prepared for the worst.
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