Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Prepared.
Use the following information to be best prepared for an emergency or natural disaster situation.
Emergency Preparedness Board
The Emergency Preparedness Board that EVERY person should follow:
This site on Pinterest is carefully prepared accumulation of everything to do with taking care of your home and family in case of emergency including survival skills. It’s an absolute wealth of knowledge on every topic providing ‘how to’ instructions, do it yourself, and things you may not have thought of. What’s more important than our homes and families? You and I need a plan for ‘what if’ situations. We need to teach it to our kids so they can teach theirs someday.
I’ll continue to add important information, so bookmark this site and get going. As daunting as it sounds, I can’t tell you how important it is! By the inch it’s a cinch. Start with a 72 hour kit which is also called a ‘bug out bag’. I know for a fact that if my children had to suffer some day because of something that I didn’t do when I had the opportunity, I will probably suffer more than them. I maintain that I can’t do everything, but I can do a few things, little by little, line upon line, one day at a time, and I can truly ‘TRY’ to prepare every needful thing as time and money permits. I wish the best for you and yours. Myke Leatham
College Station Emergency Response
College Station, Texas
We are grateful and fortunate for the foresight and dedication of our superior emergency response teams in the B/CS area. Special Operations includes services outside the traditional fire department services of fire suppression and emergency medical services.
The CS Fire Department is the lead agency for a Hazardous Materials Response Group made up of personnel from the CS & Bryan Fire Dep. & personnel from the Environmental Health & Safety Office of Texas A&M.
What should you have on hand in your home in case of an emergency? Build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily diet. One way to do this is to purchase a few extra items each week to build a one-week supply of food. Then you can gradually increase your supply until it is sufficient for three months. These items should be rotated regularly to avoid spoilage.
What should be in my food storage in case of emergency?
The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints continues to be a fabulous resource and forerunner with regard to Emergency Preparedness. Members are taught to buy an extra can of food when they go to the store. One little step at a time to ensure the safety and security of families. Having Food Storage and Emergency Essentials on hand is the CHEAPEST INSURANCE POLICY you’ll ever have!
Disaster Evacuation for Pets: Don’t forget to plan in advance for your pets!
National self Reliance Association Being self-reliant doesn’t mean that you are ready for every situation. It does mean that you are more aware than most of the people in your neighborhood and that you care enough to take gradual steps to take care of yourself and your home in case of emergency. I applaud you and wish you success. Feel free to call me if you have comments or suggestions. I’m always happy to help, and I’m here if you need me. Myke Leatham
Water Purification and Storage: In a harsh environment — it’s snowing, say — you have 3 hours to survive without shelter. After 3 days, you need water or you’ll perish. You can make it 3 weeks without food, though we promise you that won’t be fun. Despite this possibly helpful rule, some people have survived 8 to 10 days without water. Do you really think it’s wise to rely on someone else for water? Wouldn’t it be a good idea to have some back up water just in case of an emergency?
First Responders and asbestos Risks: People who try to help after a disaster need to know about asbestos risks mainly in properties built prior to 1978. Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires, can damage asbestos-containing materials in ways that lead to asbestos exposure among first responders and cleanup crews — but not many people are talking about it. This is an in depth guide, full of rich-content, on a variety of asbestos and mesothelioma topics