Category: Emergency Preparedness

Create an Evacuation Plan In 5 Steps
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Create an Evacuation Plan In 5 Steps

Evacuation plans are designed to get you to safety and quickly and efficiently as possible, and it’s always best to have a plan for everywhere you spend your time – at the very least, for most of us, that means developing a plan for our homes and our place of work. The latter might be...

Why Emergency Preparedness is Critical for Your Community
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Why Emergency Preparedness is Critical for Your Community

Community preparedness is the community-wide effort to provide citizens and residents with the information, training, and resources they need to prepare in advance of a disaster or crisis that may affect the region they live in. Preparing your community for an emergency is a collaborative effort between residents, emergency management teams, local authorities, and governments....

12 Months of Emergency Preparedness
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12 Months of Emergency Preparedness

Happy New Year! If you like to set intentions or resolutions for the year ahead, we thought you might like to consider emergency preparedness as an ongoing goal to support yourself and your family in a crisis. Preparing for emergencies can be a little unnerving – after all, we’re asking you to think about potentially...

2018 Year In Review
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2018 Year In Review

We can’t believe that another year has come to an end, and as we look back on 2018, we’re so excited to share our favorite memories with you. We celebrated plenty of company and personal achievements, attended events across the country to connect with clients and youth organizations, announced new community partnerships, and launched exciting...

Guest Blog: Snow Safety For Those Who Require Emergency Medical Assistance
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Guest Blog: Snow Safety For Those Who Require Emergency Medical Assistance

Guest post by Jane Garbutt. Feature Image Photo by Clarisse Meyer on Unsplash. As the northern hemisphere lights their fireplaces in anticipation of snow over the festive season, there are those who find this time of year to be both scary and possibly debilitating. The number of people who rely on full-time caregivers is estimated to go up...

10 Winter Driving Mistakes – Pt 2
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10 Winter Driving Mistakes – Pt 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Winter Driving Mistakes – here are five more common mistakes that drivers make during the colder winter months. Wearing Your Winter Gear To Drive Much of the experience of driving comes from what you can feel while you’re behind the wheel. If you’re all bundled up in your thick...

Why It’s Important to Have Practice Drills
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Why It’s Important to Have Practice Drills

“Tell me and I forget, teach me, and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ~ Benjamin Franklin ~ As the saying goes “Practice makes perfect” and it applies to anything that we want to get better at; the same is true for emergency preparedness. Even though emergencies are unpredictable and unexpected, we should...

Guest Blog: 5 Reasons You Should Take a CPR/First Aid Course
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Guest Blog: 5 Reasons You Should Take a CPR/First Aid Course

We’re pleased to introduce our guest blogger, Steve Crain, who is Co-Owner of CPR Northwest Washington, a CPR, AED, and First Aid Training and certification service for the lay person up to more advanced healthcare professionals. As one of the best BLS training centers in Seattle (and the entire Puget Sound area), they are confident...

10 Winter Driving Mistakes – Pt. 1
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10 Winter Driving Mistakes – Pt. 1

It’s that time of year again when the weather gets colder, the road conditions get a little trickier, and people make regular trips to visit family and friends throughout the holidays. For many regions, winter brings snow, ice, and hail, which means that driving anywhere can be a challenge, so we’ve put together the 10...