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'Disaster preparedness kit' advertised for $1 turns into $99.95 piece of junk

With all the scams being perpetrated upon victims of disaster it's no surprise that crooks would organize to scam people trying to prepare for the worst as well.

"Get your Disaster Preparedness Kit Now risk FREE for $1," the ad read. "Florida Residents! Prepare for the next Hurricane, Tornado, Earthquake Today."

Don't fall for it. Read More:

A Guide to Organizing Neighborhoods for Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Organization/Structure Progression Guide


Local Neighborhood forms neighborhood Disaster Committee which includes a Chairperson and other neighborhood members who develop a Neighborhood Disaster Plan which includes a Neighborhood Coordinator who oversees Neighborhood Liaisons and Neighborhood Teams

Earthquake and Tsunami Public Forum April 27, 2010 Point Roberts, WA

Your Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness Group is sponsoring



Earthquake and Tsunami Public Forum


Tim Walsh, Chief Geologist for Washington State Department of Natural Resources, and John Schelling, Program Manager for Washington State Emergency Management Division's Earthquake/Tsunami/Volcano Program will deliver presentations and lead discussion on our local earthquake and tsunami risks and warning system.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., community center.


Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided.

Hands-Only CPR - save a life - from the American Heart Association

Studies of real emergencies which have taken place in homes, at work, or in public locations show that Hands-Only CPR can be as effective as regular CPR.


There are only two steps to remember:

  • 1) Call 911
  • 2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.




New Twitter Hashtag Syntax for Sharing Information During Catastrophes

In collaboration with Project EPIC, a group of Tweeters have developed a new syntax to make it easier for computers to read tweets from areas that are affected by a disaster. If adopted widely, this new hashtag-based syntax will make it easier to automatically extract data about locations or the status of a road or person.

Main Tags

  • #need [explain the needs using the appropriate keywords below]
  • #offering or #offer or #have [explain what you have using appropriate keywords below]
  • #imok [name]
  • #ruok [name]
  • #trapped [name]
  • #injured [name]
  • #open [write what is open, a road? a hospital? a store?]
  • #closed [write what is closed? a road? a shelter?]
Read the full Article - with examples of actual Tweets using this syntax from Haiti

Swine Flu Shows Importance of Preparedness

Swine Flu Shows Importance of Preparedness | Security Management


Public health officials have generally approved of the Obama administration's response to the swine flu outbreak. Many cite the Bush administration's investment in pandemic planning as a key behind the quick response.


Tips for Calling 911


Tips for Calling 911

The FCC’s 911 rules for wireless service providers are being implemented over a period of several years. In addition, cities and states must update their PSAPs to receive caller identification and location information, a costly effort that can take several years to complete. Therefore, consumers that call 911 from a wireless phone should remember the following:

Tsunami Evacuation Plan delivered.

Point Roberts Tsunami Evacuation map and brochure is now available. The attached PDF file is a printable brochure which shows evacuation routes and explains what a tsunami is, and what you should do. The map shows tsunami hazard areas (yellow) and areas of higher ground (green). Go to the nearest high ground—at least 50 feet above sea level, if possible. If you don’t have time to travel to high ground, but are in a multi-story building, go to an upper level. If you are on the beach and unable to get to high ground, go inland as far as you can.




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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