Security & Preparedness

Security & Preparedness June 19, 2018

Eruption Preparedness: Vital Volcano Safety Tips to Keep You Out of Harm's Way

Maggie K., Senior Editor

With over 150 active volcanoes in the U.S., it's important for citizens living near a volcano to know how to stay safe before, during and after an eruption. The following safety tips can help: Adapt this infographic into one of our many out...

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Home Life, Security & Preparedness June 12, 2018

Double Duty: Disaster Prep Upgrades for the Best Return on Investment

Michele B., Senior Editor

Last year, 25 million Americans were affected by disaster. Inspire the citizens in your community to upgrade now to mitigate the effects that a natural disaster can have. At the same time, upgrades can increase curb appeal and energy efficiency. ...

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Home Life, Security & Preparedness June 7, 2018

Making Home Feel Like Home Again: Post-Disaster Return and Recovery

Julia S., Editor

Natural disasters often appear with little to no warning, and their presence is felt long after they’re over. They frequently leave behind devastating effects on communities, making recovery a gradual and challenging process. While returning home ...

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Security & Preparedness May 29, 2018

The Lowdown on Lockdowns: Planning for an Active Threat in School

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Active threats are an unfortunate reality in today’s schools. While it is difficult to stop an active threat, school administrators can do their part to prevent the unnecessary loss of student, teacher and employee life. All schools must develop, ...

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Security & Preparedness May 24, 2018

Pet Prep: Disaster Planning for Your Animals

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Your beloved pet is an important member of your family, so you must also plan for his or her needs during an emergency. Preparing today can help keep your animal safe in the future. Adapt this infographic into one of our many outreach forma...

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Security & Preparedness May 10, 2018

On the Front Lines of Opioid Overdose Response: First Responder Safety

Katherine E., Editor

First responders answer a growing number of calls related to opioid overdoses and emergencies every day. Accidental overdose from fentanyl exposure has caused several first responder and law enforcement deaths. Arm the first responders in your com...

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Security & Preparedness April 26, 2018

Beat the Next Natural Disaster: 5 High-Tech Hacks

Michele B., Senior Editor

Let’s face it, no one knows when disaster may strike. Extreme weather has been on the rise throughout the country, from droughts that lead to wildfires to flooding from hurricanes to unprecedented winter storms. Add these high-tech weapons to your...

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Security & Preparedness March 20, 2018

Twister Prep: Plan Your Way to Safety This Tornado Season

Maggie K., Senior Editor

We’ve all seen movies with the terrifying, twisted funnel of a tornado chasing cars, uprooting trees and pummeling through homes in seconds. While Mother Nature’s temper tantrums make for great entertainment on the big screen, they can be destruct...

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Security & Preparedness March 13, 2018

Navigating Muddy Waters: Fight Floods with These Fast Tips

Katherine E., Editor

Floods - they're the number one natural disaster in the U.S. Every year, floods pose a country-wide threat due to their often devastating consequences. Floods can destroy buildings and houses, wash out farmland, contaminate drinking water, spread ...

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Security & Preparedness March 6, 2018

Ward Off Wildfires: Teach Your Community to Be Campfire Smart

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Every year, wildfires throughout the country claim people’s homes and lives. Wildfires can spread quickly igniting brush, trees, homes and anything else in their paths. They can last for days and even weeks, and burn hundreds of acres of land. ...

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