<p>Much like high blood pressure, hypothermia can be called a "silent killer" in the sense that many of its victims are not aware of the threat. In the case of hypothermia, elderly persons may not be aware they are becoming cold as readily as younger people, and their bodies may not adjust to changes in temperature.
Hypothermia (literally "low-heat") is a condition marked by an abnormally low internal body temperature. It develops when body heat is lost to a cool or cold environment faster than it can be replaced.
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is pleased to partner with the Boy Scouts of America to increase the level of citizen preparedness across the country. DHS has asked the Boy Scouts of America to build upon the foundation of the Ready campaign and to help citizens across the country prepare for emergencies of all kinds.
Local BSA Council: http://www.mountbakerbsa.org/
The 2008 version of the Emergency Resource Guide is available below for download and in print from the state Department of Printing's General Store Web site. The Spanish version of the 2007 Emergency Resource Guide is available for download and in print. The 2008 version contains several new pages as well as many updated pages. The Emergency Resource Guide is produced jointly by the Washington State Department of Health and Washington Military Department Emergency Management Division.
Getting Started In Emergency Preparedness:
A blog for the beginning survivalist. It will cover the basics for anyone interested in surviving short and long-term emergencies, natural or human-made. The blog will be a 16-week course updated on a weekly basis, so you have time to think and act on your thoughts before the next update.
A resource for begining/advanced preppers to find all you need to survive in any disaster/emergency situation. There is also helpful information, guides, how-to's and lists of supplies to aid those 'do-it-yourself' types.
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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Point Roberts Emergency PREP holds meetings on the first Tuesday of every month, where all in the Point Roberts, WA and outlying communities of Delta, Ladner, Tsawassen, BC are welcomed. If you are interested in learning more, or helping out, please contact us or come to a meeting.
All information is copyright 2007 by Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness Group, (a registered non-protit organization in the state of Washington, USA) Use without permission is not permitted, however permission is often granted if requested.