How Will You Know When Elderly Relatives Are in Danger Without Snooping?

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The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates over 80% of the elderly live alone or with their spouse (37% of elderly women live alone), away from their children. Many have rudimentary cell phones and are not connected to social media, which are important to receiving alerts when danger in their community is near….
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Preventing House Fires Year Round

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On average, more than 300,000 house fires occur each year in the United States. House fires are the number-one disaster threat to homeowners and unlike natural disasters such as tornadoes and floods, most of them are preventable. To help you greatly reduce the risk of a house fire in and around your home, we’ve created a quick…
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Have You Read the Emergency Plan Workbook Yet?

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SafetyInformed.org has created a free book that contains twenty-four pages of step-by-step guidance and fill-in-the-blank worksheets that help you complete an emergency plan for your entire household. It’s a great for planning together with the entire family and as a homeschool exercise. It’s freely available for download at the SafetyInformed.org web site. To support SafetyInformed you…
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Download Our Reverse 911 Poster

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Spread the word about Reverse 911 Do your friends, neighbors, and co-workers know they can get local emergency alerts, instead of those nebulous federal 90 character text alerts from FEMA and NOAA that just say, “check your local news for more info?” Make sure they do by: 1. Sharing this post through social media by clicking on…
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Emergency Management Magazine Recognizes SafetyInformed

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An article written by Rick Wimberly for Emergency Management Magazine has recognized SafetyInformed for tackling the problem of making it easy to find emergency alerts and Reverse 911 services for communities across the U.S.  In his article Rick states, “it’s beauty is in its simplicity.” As with many government services, their web sites can often be hard to find…
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Heat Stroke is No Joke and Summer Is The Peak Season for It

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We’ve reached the peak season for Heat Stroke, or what is more commonly known as Heat Exhaustion. It doesn’t take much to have it come over you and when it does….it’s fast. Young children and adults over 65 are at higher risk of Heat Stroke.  Watch this video of a Traffic Cop in China who is…
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How to Recover and Rebuild from a Natural Disaster

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Whether you have just survived a house fire or a hurricane the recovery process can be long, frustrating and costly.  You may have lost your home and your property.  Now you are asked to rebuild your home and your life. Emergency response can bring you through the initial danger and will stabilize the situation but…
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5 Human Foods That are Toxic to Dogs

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Do you fall prey to your dog’s big, brown-eyed “feed me” stare? Whether you just give your dog bits during food preparation, as a treat, or after a meal you could be endangering your furry friend.  Even though your dog might think everything tastes great, there are a bunch of food they absolutely should not eat! Many harmless foods…
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Emergency Alerts: Is There an App For That?

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FEMA, Red Cross, local TV stations – lots of organizations are offering emergency alert apps for Smartphones. But are they accurate and informative enough to help you make a decision during community emergencies and natural disasters? Emergency alerts via app are similar to the Federal EAS and WEA alert systems. They say “Hey there is…
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Reverse 911 Provides The Most Accurate Alerts For Local Emergencies

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In times of emergency there is a vast amount of knowledge available but most of us don’t know how to get the critical information that pertains to us. We listen to the radio, bounce around the TV dial, or comb through social media trying to find out the latest update. Or perhaps we have a land…
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