State Urges Preparing For Winter Weather

Bucyrus Online - ‎2 hours ago 13 Nov 2009‎
Take advantage of the weather to modify your emergency preparedness kits, update your emergency plans and winterize your vehicles. ...

Disaster response body inadequate: Auditor General

National Post - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
She noted, however, that the department has spent only one-third of its annual $58.5-million budget for emergency preparedness in the last two years. ...

How Ontario screwed up swine flu preparedness

NOW Toronto - ‎42 minutes ago‎
How easy would it be for a worker at one of the city's shelters, or a firefighter or emergency services worker to come in contact with a carrier. ...

Canada's lack of emergency preparedness Nov 2009

Throughout history there has always been one thing that has never failed to unite the masses: fear.
Fear is something we encounter on a regular basis, most recently with the H1N1 outbreak across Canada and all over the world.

http://media.www.brockpress.com/media/storage/paper384/news/2009/11/10/Opinion/Canadas.Lack.Of.Emergency.Preparedness-3827615.shtml

Veterans Day November 11, 2009

The Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness Group would like to extend a heartfelt thanks and our gratitude to all veterans and active duty armed forces personel for your service to our country during times of peace, conflict, and national disasters.  Once again, thank you.

County hogs first supplies of flu vaccine

As deaths associated with influenza topped 1,000 nationwide and President Barack Obama declared a state of national emergency, the local clinic prepared its own response to the H1N1 pandemic and got in line for a supply of vaccines.

Read the article in the All Point Bulletin by Meg Olson

Obama Declares H1N1 Flu a National Emergency

The White House on Saturday said that Mr. Obama had signed a proclamation that would allow medical officials to bypass certain federal requirements. Officials described the move as similar to a declaration ahead of a hurricane making landfall. Read More

Tom's HAM Stacks--Amateur Radio Resources on the Internet

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Tsunami Warning System Didn't Help Samoans

The earthquake occured about 20 miles below the surface and centered about 120 miles south of the islands of Samoa. But .even before the first warning was issued, it was too late for the inhabitants of the island American Samoa, which had been struck by the tsunami five minutes after the first of the tremors.

Earthquake fault connects North Bend to Whidbey Island

Geologists are hoping a newly discovered fault line between North Bend and Whidbey Island doesn’t shake things up any time soon. Read the complete story at:


http://snovalleystar.com/2009/09/23/earthquake-fault-connects-north-bend-to-whidbey-island

September Is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and this year the Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA ) is using the calendar observance to focus on changing perceptions about emergency preparedness, and helping Americans understand what it truly means to be Ready. 

Read the complete article at:
http://media-newswire.com/release_1099174.html

Emergency preparedness for your pets

The PETS Act of 2006 (Pet Evacuation & Transportation Standards Act) requires local and state emergency preparedness authorities to include in their evacuation plans how they will accommodate household pets and service animals in the event of a major disaster of evacuation.  However, it is up to YOU to be prepared, and by planning ahead you ensure your pets' safety and health. 

Read the complete article by Christina Selter (the San Clemente, Calif. Pet Safety Examiner) 

Waves from Hurricane Bill wash spectators out to sea

A large wave fueled by Hurricane Bill swept spectators out to sea at a Maine park Sunday as the storm-churned surf attracted onlookers and daredevils along the Eastern Seaboard.

Mega-quake could strike near Seattle

Using sophisticated seismometers and GPS devices, scientists have been able to track minute movements along two massive tectonic plates colliding 25 miles or so underneath Washington state's Puget Sound basin. Their early findings suggest that a mega-earthquake could strike closer to the Seattle-Tacoma area, home to some 3.6 million people, than was thought earlier.

Read more at Physorg.com

National Preparedness Month: Get Ready Now, FEMA Says

"We don't know when the next disaster will strike. But the better prepared we are, the better we'll all do," says W. Craig Fugate, FEMA's new administrator, in his video promoting September's NPM

http://ohsonline.com/articles/2009/08/07/national-preparedness-month.aspx

Point Roberts Volunteer Firefighters Fire Tactics Training

View the Gallery - When I returned home from the mildly contentious garbage meeting with representatives of the county I had barely gotten in my door when fire trucks began making their way up my road. They whirled their sirens briefly and as I and the dogs ventured out to see what was the danger we saw a plume of smoke exiting the mobile home closest to my house.

National Preparedness Month--September 2009...Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed

National Preparedness Month  2009 will focus on changing perceptions about emergency preparedness and will help Americans understand what it truly means to be Ready. We will illustrate how preparedness goes beyond fire alarms, smoke detectors, dead-bolt locks and extra food in the pantry and help you communicate important preparedness messages to your family, your business and your community with a new series of customizable materials.

http://www.ready.gov/america/npm09/index.html


HAM IT UP

Community Info:  Point Roberts needs Ham operators

September Tip: Be a community team player.  Learn--Practice--Learn. Have an exit plan for emergencies.(Fire, Earthquakes, Tsunamis)  EDITH can save your life.  So can a Ham.   Call Jud @ 945-0533 for more information.


VERY IMPORTANT   THE FIRE DEPARTMENT--CERT--PREP  are one team. ---FIRE folks lead.---Our one goal is to save your life.
Any takers??? We need your assistance.  Let's work together to protect our community.   

 

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