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Schools all across Arizona participated in the Great ShakeOut Thursday morning, the world’s largest earthquake preparedness drill, with each school performing the drills at approximately 10:17 a.m.
September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross is reminding each person to make a kit, have a plan, and stay informed to protect themselves in an emergency.
The Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) is observing the 10th annual National Preparedness Month this month by spreading the message to be prepared.
It’s no secret: Arizona is no stranger to wildfires. The Doce Fire has burned more than 6,700 acres near Prescott — the state’s first major wildfire in what could be a rougher-than-normal wildfire season (Editor’s note: After receiving this the Yarnell Hill Fire happened near Prescott, killing 19 firefighters on June 30).
Whose job is it to take care of the people who take care of others? Think about the pre-flight instructions from a flight attendant: “If you are traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask first, and then assist the other person.” You have to take care of yourself first.
If you’re among the thousands of Arizonans who will be using state highways over the Thanksgiving weekend, there’s good news about your travel plans.
A collaboration between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the CDC Foundation has recognized Arizona’s Emergency Kit Cook-Off for its imaginative “Whole Community” approach to preparedness outreach.
The Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) is observing the ninth annual National Preparedness Month by spreading the message to Arizona: Get informed and be prepared.
Citing the importance of preparedness in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer has declared September as Arizona Preparedness Month to coincide with the ninth annual National Preparedness Month (NPM).
As the sweltering summer closes in on the Valley, residents are busy bracing for long months of triple-digit temperatures. However, the thermometer isn’t all that will be spiking this summer. Motorists should also be prepared for a vehicle breakdown, as AAA roadside assistance calls sharply increase during the summer months. To help motorists lessen their chances of roadside breakdowns, AAA is urging preparedness as triple digit temperatures emerge.
Would you know what to do if your pet was choking or needed first aid due to an injury? What if you suspected poisoning? Would your groomer, dog walker kennel worker or pet sitter know what to do? People that take care of our children are required to be certified in CPR and first aid. Anyone that takes care of your furry four-legged children should be certified, but are they?
Holiday shopping doesn't have to mean buying more stuff for family and friends. It can mean honoring those on your shopping list with a gift of hope - from the Red Cross.
In August the Arizona Emergency Information Network (AzEIN) asked the public to help determine the ingredients for its inaugural Family Emergency Kit Cook-off, a new National Preparedness Month activity, in cooperation with the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, and inspired by the 72-hour emergency kit.
The city of Phoenix has been awarded a $1 million grant to help construct and outfit a new Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Janet Kline said she hopes the nuclear plant disaster in Japan does not cause the United States to back off using that power source.
“In the long run, I think nuclear power is the right choice,” the Sun City resident said.
It's 3 a.m. and you wake up to the smell of smoke. Everyone in the house is sleeping. What's the plan? Do you have one? Have you talked to the kids about where to go or who to call?
She calls herself the Survival Mom and she specializes in teaching people how to prepare for the curveballs that life can sometimes throw.