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 […]
Simple Introduction to SEMS/NIMS For Schools
If you are a part of your school’s Emergency Response Team, you probably know that you have to comply with SEMS and NIMS. But for a lot of folks these systems may sound confusing and overwhelming. So in this post, I will simplify SEMS and NIMS for you, how it all started and how it can […]
Why should one turn off gas and electricity supply after an earthquake
You have probably heard that you should turn off the gas after an earthquake. This is because of the strong ground movement and it may damage your pipelines and cause a leak. And a gas leak undetected will find an ignition source. This will lead to explosion and fire. How to find gas leaks If […]
1994 Northridge Earthquake: A Reminder To Get Prepared
KMIR News visited our warehouse the other day to talk about the 1994 Northridge Earthquake 24th year anniversary, and what I remembered of the disaster. It was January 17, 1994 at 4:31 a.m when a 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook Southern California, killing 57 people, injuring more than 9,000, and causing widespread damage. I can still […]
Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall and Free Replacement
If you have purchased a Kidde fire extinguisher with a plastic handle between January 1973 and August 15th, 2017, Kidde will replace your extinguisher for free.
Long Term Water Storage Guide For Families
This long term water storage guide will prepare you for when a major earthquake causes damage to your underground water system, leaving you without any running water. In addition to drinking, you will need water for cooking and personal needs. This includes hygiene, washing hands, washing dishes, and first aid care. Because of the high […]
Don’t let fire ruin your Thanksgiving: Here are some Safety Tips
There are more home fires on Thanksgiving than any other day in the U.S. and the day before Thanksgiving is the second-leading day for home cooking fires according to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) latest “Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment” report. Between 2011 and 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 170,200 […]
How to survive “The Big One” even if you’re not prepared
When the opportunity to get prepared has passed, you’ve got to survive your family and prevent further damage from aftershocks, fires (yes, fires are common after an earthquake), and other accidents.
11 Guidelines for Quickly Handling Emergency Situations at School
Every day we put thousands of kids in schools and expect the staff to save them in the case of an emergency.
While many school staff may have emergency response training in different emergency situations, it’s not that easy to remember all these things, especially if they don’t happen all the time.