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Feb 12, 2012 05:35 pm |

Amateur Radio Operator – the True Survivalist

Amateur Radio Operator – the True Survivalist by David Malin

If there is one thing this hobby teaches its students is personal preparedness.  Amateur Radio operators, also called ham radio operators, are usually hobbyists in radio electronics that like to plan for the unexpected and naturally perform emergency drills and for power ...

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Feb 09, 2012 02:55 pm |

Nuclear Reactor Incidents Are Reminders of Need for Preparedness

By Tammy Lee Morris | Yahoo! Contributor Network

A reactor at a Southern California nuclear power plant was shut down after a leak in a steam generator tube on Tuesday, Reuters reported. This incident came a day after WIFR reported a nuclear plant lost power ...

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Feb 09, 2012 02:50 pm |

San Onofre nuclear plant radiation leak, worn tubes raise concerns

A week of problems at the San Onofre nuclear power plant has raised new safety concerns among some activists.

Officials of Southern California Edison, which operates the facility and is a majority owner, insist that the plant is perfectly safe, but others say the mishaps are one more sign of ...

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Feb 09, 2012 02:25 pm |

Emergencies in LA: Most Vulnerable Angelenos at Risk

NOTE: This article by Stephen Box highlights the importance of the vulnerability of seniors in emergencies and I fully agree with it’s focus.  I also agree so much more needs to be done but as an emergency manager I also know the issue is often discussed and addressed in meetings of organizations ...

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Feb 09, 2012 02:00 pm |

Two Years After Haiti Earthquake, International Medical Corps Continues Cholera Response and Disaster Preparedness Programs, But Commitment From Donors Still Critically Needed

Source: member // International Medical Corps – USA

January 10, 2012 – Los Angeles, Calif. – As Haiti marks the two-year anniversary of the January 2010 earthquake, International Medical Corps continues its lifesaving humanitarian programs in the country while calling for sustained public attention and donor commitment. Having delivered a ...

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Feb 01, 2012 06:16 pm |

America’s Infrastructure Challenges

Emergency Management writes the following about the importance of repairing America’s crumbling infrastructure:

They call it “critical” infrastructure for a reason. Roads and bridges, energy, water, even the food supply: The loss of any one of these can bring a region to its knees.

It’s not just the collapse of a ...

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Jan 15, 2012 03:04 pm |

Is Your Business Prepared For What 2012 Can Bring?

2012 C.E.R.T training schedule:

Academy 46 – February 9, 2012 to March 31, 2012

Academy 47 – September 6, 2012 to October 27, 2012

The Redondo Beach Fire Department C.E.R.T. Academy began in April 1996, with overwhelming success. To date, over 1000 individuals have received training. The C.E.R.T. concept is based on increasing disaster preparedness ...

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