It’s almost time to start planning your 4th of July celebrations! Whether that means fireworks, barbecues, or a trip to the beach, remember to enjoy your holiday safely by keeping these top 5 safety tips in mind.
National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is sponsored by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The goal is to promote and share information about National Severe Weather Preparedness Week in your community. Severe Weather Preparedness Checklist: – Prepare an emergency kit with enough food, water and other supplies to […]
February is American Heart Month. Roughly 325,000 people die annually of coronary attack before they even get to a hospital. Learn the heart attack warning signs to recognize in yourself and others. It could save a life. 1. Chest Discomfort: A sensation in the center of the chest that feels like pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain. This […]
Students encountering a dangerous situation are sufficiently savvy to reach for their mobile phones and call 911, but locating the source of a mobile 911 call made from a university campus is not easy and can cause delays in the arrival and preparedness of first responders. Many people will have heard of “Enhanced 911” or […]
There are dozens of organizations that can help veterans with mental health issues, but not all former servicemen and women – having belonged to a military “organization” for many years – are willing to approach established support groups and charitable associations for help. Between 2002 and 2009, one million military personnel left active duty in […]
Assigning unique ringtones for emergency communications is a great way to ensure you never miss an emergency alert due to messaging fatigue – a condition often experienced by smartphone users overloaded by constant notifications from multiple sources every day. Years ago, if you wanted to communicate with somebody, you would pick up the phone and […]
People often complete Personal Safety Profiles with the basic information they are prompted for, but there are many more essential details to include in a Personal Safety Profile that could further shorten response times and potentially save lives. Personal Safety Profiles are the key element of the Smart911 service. They provide 9-1-1 call takers in […]
If you have created a free Smart911 account, it is important to keep your Smart911 Safety Profile up to date by logging into the account every six months. Smart911 is a free service used by local law enforcement, medical and fire responders to better serve members of the public during an emergency. Provided the public […]