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Preparedness Tips From Winners Of ‘In Case Of Emergency, Read Blog – CaliforniaVolunteers Disaster Kit Contest’

July 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Below are the winners of the ‘Send Me A Preparedness Tip, Win A Disaster Kit’ Contest. Readers were asked to send one of the following: an emergency preparedness tip, something you have done to prepare for a disaster, or a suggestion to improve preparedness in your community. Entries came by email, on the blog and [...]

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New Contest: Send In A Preparedness Tip, Something You Have Done To Prepare, Or A Suggestion To Improve Community Preparedness. Prizes: 10 Disaster Kits Furnished By CaliforniaVolunteers Office

May 25th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Thanks to CaliforniaVolunteers, I have 10 disaster kits to give away for a new contest. CaliforniaVolunteers is the office that oversees that State’s volunteering initiatives including its family preparedness program, WE Prepare.
To win a kit, send in one of the following: an emergency preparedness tip, something your have done to prepare for a disaster, or a suggestion to [...]

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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) 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 [...]

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“Preparing” A Couple For Marriage — Give Emergency Supplies As A Wedding Present

September 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Looking for a wedding gift for that difficult to buy for bride and groom?
Stacy Gerlich, a Los Angeles Fire Department Captain, has a creative and useful suggestion. And, she says two-thirds of recipients love it. 
According to Chip Jacobs’ Los Angeles Times story:

Newlyweds receiving a wedding gift from Stacy Gerlich these days can expect a little disaster [...]

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Announcing The Winners Of The “Send In A Preparedness Tip, Win A Preparedness Book Contest” & Their Tips

September 15th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Below are the randomly drawn winning entries for the “Send In A Preparedness Tip, Win A Preparedness Book” contest. The first six winners will receive the audio book for Amanda Ripley’s The Unthinkable, and the next three will get copies of Michael Sheehan’s Crush The Cell. Thanks to Amanda, Mike, Crown Publishing, Random House and those who [...]

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In Interview, Ex-White House Homeland Security Adviser Townsend Urges Next Administration To Make Citizen Preparedness “National Priority”, Including: *High-Level Leader *Tax Incentives *Civilian Drills *School Programs *Public Briefings *In-Home Medical Kits & *Angelina Jolie

September 8th, 2008 · 7 Comments

As the nation marks the anniversaries of Hurricane Katrina and the September 11th attacks, I spoke with Frances Fragos Townsend, President Bush’s former Homeland Security Advisor, about citizen preparedness. 
In the interview, I asked Townsend for her thoughts and recommendations on how the next Administration should approach the challenge of preparing and informing the public for [...]

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A Couple Good Citizen Preparedness Ideas From A Couple Good Citizen Preparedness Idea People

September 6th, 2008 · No Comments

For the last week, I have been one of several Guest Bloggers for the American Red Cross’ “Red Cross Chat” blog. I thought I would bring to your attention two interesting posts from two of the other Guest Bloggers, David Stephenson and Robin Parker, two of the most innovative people I know when it comes to [...]

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Wireless Foundation Launches New Website With Very Useful, Simple Tips For Using Cell Phone/PDA In An Emergency — Government Preparedness Web Sites Should Add Immediately

August 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Readers of this blog know that I am a big advocate of the potential of personal technology in helping the public prepare for and respond to emergencies, whether they be small everyday incidents or major disasters. So, I am very happy to see that the Wireless Foundation, the Wireless Association’s charitable arm, has just created a terrific new [...]

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July 31st, 2008 · No Comments

This is a reminder that the entry deadline for the first “In Case Of Emergency, Read Blog” Contest ends on August 7.
THE RULES: Please send a citizen preparedness tip to by August 7th. The submission should be along the lines of the “What Should We Tell The Public?” video series – a tip, recommendation, or an idea on what you think is [...]

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Blog Contest — Send In A Preparedness Tip, Win A Valuable Preparedness Prize!

July 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Today, I am launching the first “In Case Of Emergency, Read Blog” Contest. It is my belief that we need to make emergency preparedness more engaging and even fun (as well as add some incentives) if we are to get Americans to take notice and start the preparedness process. So, I will be running some [...]

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