Monthly Archives: June 2013

  • The dangerous effects of unusually high temperatures on the human body fall into three basic types: Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke. The heat may come from the sun or in industrial settings such as open-hearth furnaces in steel mills, multiple ovens in bakeries, boiler rooms, mines, and some factories, or it may result from house fires or wildfires which affect firefighters and residents alike. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, First Aid and Sanitation

  • Bean Cuisine

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    Recent reports on radio, television, and in newspapers and magazines across the country report scientific evidence that we as a nation are consuming too many refined foods, too much fat, too much meat, too little fiber, too few fruits and vegetables, and too few grains. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Food Storage

  • Food storage is very important, but there are items to put in your storage you may not think of when planning. Once you have planned the amount of grains, vegetables, and cooking essentials you need for your food storage, you may want to think about non-food items that your family uses. During an emergency, items such as toilet paper may seem nearly as important to your family as food. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Food Storage

  • Okay--now you've got your food storage. You've spent a considerable amount of money to make sure you and your family will not go hungry during an emergency. But there's one problem. You live in a small house or an apartment, and you don't know where you're going to put it all. We have plenty of people with this problem, so we've decided to help.

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    Posted In: Insight, Food Storage

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    Earthquakes can be very dangerous and can occur at any time of the year. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can reduce the chances of death, serious injury, or property damage. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Disaster Scenarios

  • Emergency Fire Safety

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    The following information is taken from http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/statistics/national/

    A fire can engulf a structure in a matter of minutes. Understanding the basic characteristics of fire and learning the proper safety practices can be the key to surviving a house or building fire. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Planning

  • Hurricane Preparedness

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    “Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy.”

    Max Mayfield, Director of National Hurricane Center.

    “History teaches that a lack of hurricane preparedness and awareness are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Disaster Scenarios

  • large tornado over the road (3D rendring)

    Waiting to prepare for disasters doesn't work. After all, it's usually while your 'waiting' when a disaster strikes and by then it's too late to prepare. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Disaster Scenarios

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    Power outages are one of the most common emergencies that occur. They can be caused by storms, accidents in which power lines are knocked down, circuit overloads, etc. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Disaster Scenarios

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