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A free program organized by the American Red Cross offers businesses tips on what to do to prepare for all of the worst-case scenarios.
Climate change, and the consistently hotter and drier weather that comes with it, is largely the cause of the recent “sharp increase” in the number and intensity of wildfires, NASA officials said Friday.
The Chandler preparedness store Dorothy Jackson helps manage may have been profiled during the first episode of the National Geographic television series “Doomsday Preppers,” but even she still considers it to be a bit of a diamond in the rough.
Vice Mayor and District 6 Councilmember Scott Somers has been appointed as vice chair of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Steering Committee for 2013.
The list of workshop topics and vendors for this weekend’s Self-Reliance Expo reads like a walking encyclopedia of preparedness and resourcefulness, everything from alternative energy to self-defense, sprouting and water purification.
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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).
In the case of an emergency, the Town of Gilbert not only wants it residents to be ready — but prepared to help.
The Chandler Fire Department is holding a free open house for the public 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at Fire Station No. 9 at 211 N. Desert Breeze Blvd. The event is part of the department’s ongoing efforts to educate residents about the services provided by Chandler Fire, and to share safety, fire prevention and emergency preparedness information with the public.
Tempe is holding its annual Neighborhood Workshop and Awards event on April 28, which includes three free workshops. Mayor Hugh Hallman and the City Council will present awards, including neighbor of the year. The city will hold workshops on what’s happening in downtown, building community through art and 72-hour disaster preparedness.
During a natural disaster, and in some cases when medical treatment is needed, search and rescue and firefighters might be hours or even days away. With a class taught by Tempe Fire Department, East Valley residents can learn skills compatible with local police and fire departments to help during emergencies or disasters.
The Tempe Fire Department is training residents in January for emergency preparation. The training is part of the city's Community Emergency Response Team, which is a nationwide initiative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. CERT volunteers are trained by fire department personnel in areas like disaster preparedness, fire safety, treating injuries, and search and rescue. The program's goal is that citizens will put these skills to use in the event of daily or large-scale emergencies.
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.
Hospitals, first responders, National Guard forces and others are participating this week in the largest emergency response drill in Arizona's history. More than 250 agencies and 8,000 participants are taking part in "Vigilant Guard," an exercise designed to assess disaster preparedness in Arizona.
Rural/Metro Fire Protection Manager Luther Moorhead,left, and Holly Walter with Southwest Ambulance compile a 72-hour distaster preparedness kit, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in Mesa for National Disaster Preparedness Month. For a extensive list of items visit www.ready.gov [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
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.
The Tempe Fire Department is offering emergency preparation training at two sessions this spring. The training addresses disaster preparedness, fire safety, treating injuries and search and rescue, allowing volunteers to put these skills into use in daily or large-scale emergencies. The program is part of the city’s Community Emergency Response Team, which already has hundreds of members. The training will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays from Feb. 24 through March 31 and on Tuesdays from March 1 through April 5. To register or to obtain more information, call (480) 858-7230 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mesa is holding an emergency preparedness event on Sept. 26 to help families know what to do should disaster strike.
Austin Hill: Teens of the 1960s and '70s encouraged each other to "challenge authority" but have grown up to accept whatever assumptions the "authority" would have them believe.
SAN DIEGO — Six months ago, Jim Wiseman didn't even have a spare nutrition bar in his kitchen cabinet.
WASHINGTON — Swine flu could shine a glaring light on the best and worst about American-style health care.
NEW YORK - Two cases of the human swine influenza have been confirmed in Kansas and one more in California, bringing the U.S. total to 11. At least eight students at a New York City high school probably have swine flu also, but health officials said Saturday they don't know whether they have the same strain of the virus that has killed people in Mexico.