‘Operation Volcano’ erupts at al ain international airport in Dubai

Al-Bawaba - ‎Mar 14, 2009‎
“I cannot express enough the importance of emergency planning and emergency preparedness. I acknowledge the positive approach taken by ADAC at Al Ain ...      read more:

The American Red Cross helping small businesses prepare for the worst

March 02, 2009 (AP Photo/ Bill Waugh)Small business owners have felt the sting of natural or man-made disasters. Destruction, death, loss of income, rebuilding from the ground up. For small business owners in need, the American Red Cross has been there. Read more: http://www.examiner.com/x-3934-Strategies-for-Small-Business-Examiner~y2...

Canadian Red Cross: New Website Launched to Help Plug Gaps in Canada's Disaster Response Capacity

updated 8:23 a.m. PT, Fri., March. 6, 2009 OTTAWA, ONTARIO - In response to dire predictions of more natural disasters and research showing gaps in Canada's disaster response capacity, a group of concerned voluntary sector and emergency management organizations have launched a website to help boost the levels of disaster preparedness across Canada. Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29549998/

Obama Plans To Nominate Florida Official To Lead FEMA

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama plans to nominate Craig Fugate, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, as the next administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the White House said Wednesday. Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/04/obama.fema.fugate/index.html?iref...

Six Year old Marysville girl saves her grandma's life by dialing 911

Jennifer DiGrazia, right, thanks her granddaughter Mikayla for saving her life.February 15th, 2009. Melody Mendez for Komo News: A lesson learned by a little girl in her preschool class helped save her grandmother's life - and on Sunday the Marysville Fire District honored the 6-year-old hero at a special celebration.

PREP ad is finally here!

The new PREP educational ad has finally made it to print in the All Point Bulletin! Through generous support from our corporate ad sponsors (Delta Cable, International Market Place, Puget Power, and Sterling Savings) we are now able to communicate to you, in a timely fashion, monthly tips to help you PREPare for emergencies.

Is PREP just about dealing with large disasters?

No. PREP has and can help during situations such as heavy snowfalls, unusual high tides or ice/wind storms. PREParing for disasters is important, however, volunteers can also help during the year as situations arise.

PREP Fundraiser. The economy might be slow but we can still have fun!

As with many non-profit organizations, we rely on donations. With the economy slowing, donations to organizations, one could argue, are expected to be less than previous years. Yet, who says that donating can't be fun!

PREP food storage

Feb. 3, 2009 On January 24, 2009, Andrew and Henry transported approximately 250 lbs of long term storage food to the PREP storage area of the Benson Fire Hall. It was unloaded and transferred to the designated area by Ed, Virginia and Mark.

No reports of damage as 4.5 quake rattles Seattle

Friday, January 30, 2009 10:51 AM PST - SEATTLE — There were no immediate reports of damage from a 4.5 magnitude earthquake that rattled the Seattle and Puget Sound area early Friday, but it was a reminder the urban area is sitting on shaky ground.

Obama declares flood disaster for Washington

January 30, 2009. WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama on Friday declared a federal disaster for Washington state due to this month’s severe flooding, landslides and mudslides.

Damage surveys done by the state found more than 100 homes destroyed and more than 2,000 damaged by severe winter weather. Storms also damaged roads, water systems and farms.

Over 1 Million People without Electricity after Killer Storm - for some it will take 3 weeks to get power again

The ice storm that pounded Kentucky this week has now caused the state's largest power outage, surpassing the 600,000 customers who lost power after Hurricane Ike. Utility officials estimated that more than 1.3 million homes and businesses across a wide swath of states were powerless early Thursday, and they warned that it could be mid-February before some customers had power. The storm has been blamed for at least 23 deaths.

February Tip of the Month

February Tip: It is very important to be proactive rather than reactivewhen an emergency arises. The more PREPared you are, the more you can help yourself and others.

Ask yourself…what have you done to PREPare?

WWII Veteran Freezes to Death in his Own Home - Neighbors Helping Neighbors program could have prevented this

Officials in central Michigan say a 93-year-old man who owed more than $1,000 in unpaid electric bills froze to death inside his home -- where the municipal power company had restricted his use of electricity. It was 32 degrees inside Schur's house when neighbors found his body. 

From Fear to Survival: Knowledge Is Key

In December 2004, Tilly Smith, a 10-year-old English schoolgirl, was vacationing on the coast of Thailand with her parents and her younger sister Holly."The water was really, really frothy. It wasn't calm and it wasn't going in and then out," she said. "It was just coming in and in and in."

Tilly and her family

Upgrading FEMA flood maps would save lives

Nearly four years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, researchers called on the federal government to upgrade its flood maps, arguing that the effort could save lives as well as stem losses to properties and businesses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood insurance rate maps are used to set flood insurance rates, regulate development in flood plains, and let people know about the risk they face.

5 yr old Washington boy saves his friend from a rockslide

Monday, January 19, 2009 - PACIFIC BEACH, Wash. – A five-year-old boy became trapped under a couch-sized boulder after pushing a friend out of the way on the Washington coast. Read More and View the Video

Kids - Prepare your Family for Emergencies with Sesame Street

Sesame Street: Let's get ReadyIt's a fact of life that not every day is a sunny day.

Video: Flood waters swallow parts of Western Washington

From KING5 News - January 8th, 2009 - Rivers are running over their banks as they push toward levels never seen before. Thousands of people are told to pack up and move out while others are left stranded on freeways shut down. And the danger is far from over. KING 5 News team report, Wednesday, 10 p.m.

Link to Full Screen Video

Bellingham Herald Slideshow Dramatizes Whatcom State of Emergency

Continued flooding in Whatcom County resulted in a state of emergency being declared. The Bellingham Herald has a daily slideshow that provides a dramatic review of the devastation of the 15 inches of rain that have fallen here in the last few days.


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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