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By caregiver222 Blank
Little children, when frightened, often go into a closet or hide under the bed when they smell smoke. It is critical ...
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Reflective vests save lives. No if's, ands, or butts. You need one (perhaps two) folded up in the glove compartment ...
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caregiver222May 21, 2010
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By caregiver222 Blank
Lightsticks are translucent plastic tubes sealed at both ends containing a glass ampule surrounded by an activating s...
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Barrier tape is a "niche" item, useful for a municipality, but low on the list of priorities for an individual. It is...
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In New York City during May 2010, a vehicle containing explosive materials was left in the middle of Manhatten. I hap...
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It is helpful after an industrial accident (railcar with toxic gas) or when providing information for incoming aircra...
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The current trend towards fashionability compromises the safery of first responders. (1) Short-sleeve shirts and s...
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kitty51May 07, 2010
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By caregiver222 Blank
Surprisingly, many deaths continue to occur every year because emergency crews have difficulty in identifying the loc...
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ANFO (ammonium nitrate fuel oil) explosives have been used several times in terrorist-related instances. Last week, i...
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caregiver222Apr 24, 2010
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The standard 32 gallon garbage can, whether of galvanized steel or plastic, make an ideal emergency container to tran...
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caregiver222Apr 23, 2010
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By caregiver222 Blank
Water may be carried in a backpack a long distance with the aid of two plastic garbage bags. Place one inside the oth...
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Tire repair kits are helpful for repairing punctures. Not "slices". They are very inexpensive, and tools, patch and v...
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My friend is part of this group that stresses disaster preparedness. After he talked to me about it, I realized I’m ...
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One of the few things that make my blood boil is to enter an establishment where the panic bars on the exits are chai...
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In case of exposure to a toxic substance the drill is (1) clear the area IMMEDIATELY and (2) decontaminate yourself I...
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caregiver222Dec 15, 2009
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One method to obtain water in a survival situation is through condensation. The equipment necessary are: (1) A ...
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Interruption of the school year by a disaster can have tremendous impact. In some cases, this may mean repeating an e...
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For both family and individual planning, both "pre" and "post" disaster the word with the blinking strobe on top shou...
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caregiver222Dec 10, 2009
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how much training do doctors get about bioterrorism? it would seem after the anthrax deal years ago that more rigorus...
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Family disaster planning differs from organizational disaster planning. Organizational disaster planning is writte...
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