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Aug 10, 2013 12:04 pm |

COPE Preparedness board member leads volunteer efforts during Idyllwild fire.

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By Lonna Calhoun, CEM  -

Founding COPE Preparedness board member, Mike Feyder is also President of Idyllwild Mountain Disaster Preparedness (MDP)which organizes the CERT teams and local volunteers in the communities around Idyllwild. The story of what he has accomplished as a community leader during this enormous fire is incredible.  His group ...

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Aug 10, 2013 10:44 am |

Congresswoman Hahn Calls for Rancho Tanks Field Hearing

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Aug 1, 2013

Washington, DC— Today, as her first act on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) called on her colleagues’ to hold a field hearing on a public safety issue involving Rancho LPG Tanks in San Pedro. In a letter to Chairman Jeff ...

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Aug 10, 2013 10:21 am |

Sonar Device Gives Long Beach, Calif., Rescue Divers New Eyes

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By: Jessica Hughes on July 22, 2013

 In Long Beach, Calif., rescue divers searching for submerged victims once swam patterns near blind through murky waters — but they now have the gift of “sight” thanks to a new handheld sonar device.

The Long Beach Fire Department recently acquired the technology, called the Shark Marine ...

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Aug 10, 2013 09:58 am |

Protect yourself during earthquakes, wherever you are!

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Protect yourself during earthquakes, wherever you are!

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Aug 10, 2013 09:45 am |

Video Helped Capture the Boston Bombing Suspects, But Is it Preventive?

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By: Adam Stone on July 08, 2013

Everyone has seen the video by now. The Boston bombers, dressed similarly, toting their backpacks through the crowd, one behind the other. With such a powerful visual cue, it’s easy to suppose that video played a crucial role in capturing the culprits.

That’s true to a certain ...

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Aug 10, 2013 09:28 am |

Americans Reminded of Importance of Disaster Preparedness Following Loss and Devastation from Recent Hurricanes, Tornados and Wildfires

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YORKTOWN, Va., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Families in Prescott, Arizona are burying the remains of nineteen brave firefighters who died battling a fierce wildfire. Oklahomans are still struggling to recover from the horrible tornado devastation inflicted just a few short weeks ago. A deadly SARS-like virus is slowly spreading across the Middle East ...

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Aug 10, 2013 09:21 am |

Training children in emergency preparedness

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Disasters can strike quickly and without any warning. While such events are often frightening for adults, they can be traumatic for children if they don’t know what to do or understand what’s happening. Children are better able to adapt to situations when they know what to expect. By creating a family disaster plan and ...

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Aug 10, 2013 09:14 am |

Federal funds for disaster preparedness decline

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The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a total of $916 million in emergency preparedness grants for states and territories for fiscal year 2013, a decrease of $55 million from the previous year.

In a Jul 3 announcement, the HHS said the grants include $584 million for the Public ...

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Aug 10, 2013 08:58 am |

In times of emergencies, breastfeeding is best

breast-feeding-mom-child-SS  Infants and children are especially vulnerable and need special consideration during emergencies. Medical experts recommend inclusion of the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding and safe infant/young child feeding in emergency preparedness policies and practices.

It is recommended to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding as the safest form of infant nutrition during emergencies. ...

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