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Water is Paramount to Your Survival

Every cell and organ in your body needs water to continue working properly. Water leaves the body when you sweat and breathe, so you have to keep replenishing and drinking throughout the day. Dehydration can cause fatigue, dry mouth, and headaches. It can also cause dizziness and lightheadedness, which can be mistaken as signs someone is getting sick. When it comes to survival, the top of your list should always be marked for water. It’s important that you have enough to survive on in the case of a pandemic and you should make sure that you have it stored correctly. […]

The Importance of Data Protection in Disaster Recovery

When one speaks of disaster recovery, the most common and primary thing that comes to mind is fiscal recovery. Questions like how will the company survive after an earthquake leveled a major business center in the country how will the company move on with the loss of a key officer and how can the company pick itself up after a massive information theft are actually some of the what-if that pop out. What most people are concentrating on is the financial side of the business, but what about data recovery? Disaster recovery is not just all about picking up after […]

When Disaster Strikes

  What to Do The first few moments immediately following a disaster are critical. In order to ensure long-term survival, you obviously need to ensure your short-term survival first. You do this by taking stock of your situation, reacting appropriately, and executing your retreat plan. Taking Stock of the Situation As soon as you realize something is wrong, you need to determine exactly what is happening. Turn on the radio, turn on the television, and check the Internet. Believe it or not, Twitter.com can be very useful for gathering real-time information. In 2011, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near Washington D.C. […]

Emergency Preparedness Kit: Lifeline during Disaster

Emergency Preparedness Kit: Lifeline during Disaster During an emergency situation or a disaster, it is very helpful to have an extra supply of survival materials. A supply of survival materials may include, first aid kits, medicines, food and water primarily and even money. It is also ideal to have supplies sufficient for the next seventy two hours, equivalent to three days, while other members of the family, rescuers or emergency responders are focusing their attention to people with urgent necessities. Whatever the nature of the emergency situation, it is best to keep an emergency kit always.   Surprisingly, the items […]

Be A Part of Florida Emergency Preparedness Association

Florida, the state where golden beaches brilliantly shine and flocked by people, where different cultures collide and where economic growth never ceases. But Florida, as flourishing at its name, is also a target of threats in diverse forms. Situated at the South Eastern part of the continental United States, it is frequently visited by atmospheric disturbances. And with a blossoming economy, man-made disasters and technological failure are also threatening organizations. How it is formed It is in this light that the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association was formed. The Florida Emergency Preparedness Association is the brain child of established emergency preparedness […]

School’s Emergency Response Hook-Up with Authorities

In these times of uncertainty, emergency response is a very crucial aspect especially in public places and establishments like hospitals, public transport systems, banks and even in schools. An emergency response system must start with the officials of the school. They must coordinate with local authorities. In fact, this is where the emergency response relationships are established. What is an emergency response system An emergency response system or plan is a systematic arrangement of activities related to the preparation, responding, evacuation, first aid, survival strategies and other life saving activities in case of disasters and natural calamities such as earthquake, […]

The Importance of Water Storage

The Importance of Water Storage Water is one of the basic needs of men and among the most important elements of life. It is essential for numerous reasons. It is needed for hydration in order to survive. People have to drink water regularly in order to replenish the loss of liquid in the body and to quench the thirst. Water is vital to a human body. Purified water is needed for optimum health. It is also used for other important activities of men such as bathing, cleaning and cooking. Sources of Water Water can come from rain, stream or through […]

Emergency Planning: Focusing on Preparation

Emergency Planning: Focusing on Preparation Have you been asked by these questions before? What”s inside your fridge right now? Is your dog food or cat food edible by humans? Do you have an emergency meeting place for your family? Who ís going to get your kids in school, in case, you did not make it? Do you even have dogs at home? Well, these questions could be some what intimidating, privacy intruding, and all the more, unusual for you to answer. But, if you are familiar with emergency planning, you will instantly know that the inquirer may be talking your […]

How to Build an Emergency preparedness kit with the Canadian Red Cross

The Mission of Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness or CCEP is one of the many emergency agencies in North America that upholds awareness of appropriate, timely and practical training for emergency preparedness of family, companies, private and public organization. The Centre is operating under a non-profit model. The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness believes that the ultimate weapon against disaster is knowledge and skills. Get to know more about the organization and learn how you can be a big part of their activities. Mission Statement of the Organization According to the mission statement of […]

What is emergency management?

Emergency management can only become effective if there is unity in an organization’s disaster management team. It is said to be the core of the company’s survival in case of crisis, a school’s first aid during an emergency or the only lifeline for your family during a disaster. Although the risks involved are vast and the cost of planning is enormous, your team can actually make the most out of your disaster planning by identifying common problems and challenges. If the organization fails to identify and deal with these problems accordingly, the disaster plan itself can even become a risk. […]