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 [...]
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September 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments
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September 11th, 2010 · No Comments
The Downtown Boulder website has assembled a good list of ways that individuals and businesses can help support the Four Mile Fire relief efforts in Boulder, Colorado, along with other information resources.
A ‘thank you’ Boulder firefighters poster produced by Steve Lowtwait. It can be purchased here.
For those interested in donating or volunteering in support of [...]
Letters From My Landlord On Window Guards, Fire Safety Plan Underscore Value Of Compulsory Social Behavior ‘Reminders’
June 22nd, 2010 · No Comments
I recently received two letters from my landlord, which have reminded me that if you want to accomplish social goals there is nothing like having the law as an incentive.
The first letter was a “second notice” that I had “failed to return the Annual Window Guard Notice form previously sent you…failure to complete and return [...]
For Fire Response, CaliforniaVolunteers Website Offers Guidance To Public Interested In Contributing $, In-Kind, Or Time
September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments
CaliforniaVolunteers is providing a useful web page with a list of ways the public can help in the state’s response to the wildfires. The site, www.californiavolunteers.org/index.php/Disaster_Volunteering/detail2/, offers this short overview:
Due to dangerous wildfire conditions, please do not travel to the areas affected by the fires without explicit instructions from a qualified emergency response organization. In [...]
July 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments
On July 4th, some tips on fireworks safety from the U.S. Fire Administration:
*The best way to protect your family is not to use any fireworks at home – period. Attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals.
*Kids should never play with fireworks. Sparklers can reach 1,800Â° Fahrenheit (982Â° Celsius) – hot enough [...]
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Red Cross/National Fire Protection Association Survey Indicates Economic Concerns Could Increase Number Of Home Fires
October 5th, 2008 · No Comments
The American Red Cross and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)Â have just released results of a survey showing a majority (79%) of Americans are concerned about the rising cost of heating their homes, and may use an alternative heating source to reduce their bills this winter. That, according to the Red Cross and NFPA, could [...]