How To Compute The Ideal First Aid Supplies For Schools (Mass Casualty – Earthquake Preparedness)
In over 30 years of experience in emergency response, as a firefighter and trainer, I have developed a list of practical first aid supplies with the ideal quantities that will allow you to treat the expected number of victims that large earthquake may cause. First aid supply is the #1 priority when it comes to disaster […]
How To Prepare Your Schools Emergency Response Team
Providing your emergency response team the training and supplies that they will need to handle and manage the chaos will be the key to a successful and fast recovery of your school from a disaster.
How To Use a Fire Extinguisher
Did you know that the fire department responds to a fire every 23 seconds and 8 people per day lose their lives to fires in the United States. And that most fires at home start in the kitchen. As a firefighter for over 3 decades, I responded to my fair share of kitchen fires. But […]
School Emergency Earthquake Kit Complete Guide For Disaster Survival
Your school emergency earthquake kit will be based on your plan, begin with analyzing possible threats or disasters at your school like tornadoes, earthquake, intruder on site or gunfire in the area. I’ve listed below all types of emergency supplies that your school should have.
How to purify questionable drinking water – without using bleach
Bleach is the most popular method to purify water because it kills bacteria, but it is not the safest or best way to purify questionable emergency drinking water.
Fire Prevention Week: Check Your Smoke AlarmsOctober 9th to 15th is Fire Prevention Week. The theme of the campaign is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” Smoke alarms have life span of 10 years, so check your alarms manufacturing date and replace if needed. Don't forget to test your smoke alarms! Here's a good infographic [...]
What Should Schools Focus On During Earthquake Drills?
Each year most schools conduct earthquake drills, and the US government supports disaster risk reduction activities, one of which is the Great California ShakeOut that happens every October. Everyone does the drop, cover, and hold on at the same time. There were over 19.9 million (US totals) who participated in the previous 2017 ShakeOut event (over […]