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Study Reveals Californians Need to Increase Earthquake Preparedness Efforts 03-05-2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of Californians have taken initial steps toward earthquake preparedness but more than 60 percent of Californians have not done enough to make their homes safer and guard their personal finances in preparation for an inevitable, large-scale earthquake, according to a recent California Earthquake Preparedness

AAHC issues guide for emergency preparedness

In response to recent natural disasters, the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), a non-profit organization seeking to improve national health through education and research, recently published a guide to managing emergency response.     read more: http://lpn.advanceweb.com/editorial/content/editorial.aspx?CC=122554

As Nation Marks 9/11 Anniversary, 20 Ideas To Improve Citizen Preparedness & Engagement

 September 10th, 2010-(In Case Of Emergency, Read Blog).

As the U.S. marks the ninth anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to post some ideas that I think would help raise citizen preparedness and engagement. The recommendations come from discussions that I have had with people involved in all aspects of the issue, my own experiences as a parent and CERT member in New York City, as well as from the input I have received from blog readers over the past couple of years.
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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.


County gets glowing marks for emergency preparedness

Mar 15, 2009  The Ventura County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Office was recently evaluated for its ability to dispense medical supplies during a large-scale public health emergency. The department scored 97 out of a possible 100, according to Public Health.   read more: http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2009/mar/15/county-gets-glowing-marks-for-emergency/

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. ...

Earthquake insurance worth the cost?

When an earthquake shook her house on Sunday, Jessica Weatherby didn't panic. "We had no worries," said Weatherby, a California resident. "That's why you have earthquake insurance." Read more: http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_14857292#ixzz0koR9EX1T

Emergency preparedness during tough economic times

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - More than 250 million people worldwide are affected by some form of natural or man-made disaster every year. But millions survive these emergencies due to preperation.

Emergency-Preparedness Expert Issues Warning

Federal standards intended to strengthen bulk power systems and prevent potential blackouts are weak and ambiguous, says Emergency Preparedness expert Anita Tallarico, President of CONOPS Consulting, LLC.

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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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