Tag: <span>emergency preparedness</span>

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2020 Year In Review

CEO’s Message about 2020: I am going to take away these 3 things (and leave behind the rest): Be Prepared – When Christine and I founded ePACT 9 years ago, it was in the aftermath of a friend’s harrowing experience during the 2011 Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor meltdown. We knew then that anything CAN...

Emergency Preparedness for Preschoolers
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Emergency Preparedness for Preschoolers

Pre-school is an important part of every child’s educational development and parents rely on childcare professionals to ensure their safety while they attend school. Part of this includes emergency preparedness for preschoolers which, while similar to other school preparedness efforts, needs to be adjusted slightly for this younger age group. Identify Potential Classroom Emergencies Classroom...

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...

Caring for Other Children After a Disaster
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Caring for Other Children After a Disaster

As a parent or guardian, you’re probably familiar with the process of ensuring you have emergency contacts or alternate guardians listed for your children so that there’s always someone to look after them in the event of an unexpected situation, whether you’re able to get to them or not. So, what happens when you’re on...

Top 20 Emergency Preparedness Resources
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Top 20 Emergency Preparedness Resources

We talk about emergency preparedness a lot and we know there’s plenty to think about when it comes to putting together your plan, or your kit(s). So, we thought we’d give you a one-stop-shop for emergency preparedness resources so you never need to look any further than here. General Emergency Preparedness Resources Use these resources...

What Types of Emergencies Can You Prepare For?
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What Types of Emergencies Can You Prepare For?

Emergencies come in many forms, and while it can be tough to predict what’s going to happen and when, we can take steps to prepare ourselves ahead of time so that we’re in a better position to respond and recover. At the very least, every home should have an emergency kit with enough supplies for...

Lockdowns in Schools
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Lockdowns in Schools

Updated from original post in October 2013. School lockdowns have been reported more and more over the last decade, many of which clearly demonstrate the critical need for emergency preparation and communications. With such devastating examples as Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in 2018, Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012,...

Three Ways to Rock Your Emergency Preparedness Resolutions
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Three Ways to Rock Your Emergency Preparedness Resolutions

As we all know, New Year’s Resolutions are a challenge. In fact, an estimated 80% of resolutions fail by February – it’s no wonder many of us avoid them all together! Have you ever considered making emergency preparedness your new years resolution instead of the typical fitness or weight loss? Emergency preparedness is something that...