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Give the Gift of an Emergency Kit

By Leischen Stelter
There’s always someone on your holiday gift list who is a challenge to buy for. This Christmas, give the gift of preparedness by including these items in an emergency car kit for your loved ones. May they never have to use this kit, but if they find themselves in an emergency situation know that your preparedness can help save their life, or the life of someone else. 

It Takes a Community to Be Prepared for Disaster

On June 29, 2012, a derecho brought devastation to many Mid-Atlantic states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, and West Virginia and the District of Columbia. This incident highlighted the need for community preparedness, especially in rural areas. Dr. Shana Nicholson shares the lessons learned by small communities in West Virginia and how public safety agencies and citizens are working hard together so they're better prepared for the next disaster.

150 Years Later: A Historic Look at Emergency Management after the Battle of Gettysburg

By Leischen Stelter

July 1-3, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Thousands of people are expected to visit the grounds of this historic battle site that changed the course of U.S. history. While the majority of people are fascinated by the leadership and battle tactics, Jim Redick, director of emergency preparedness and response for the City of Norfolk, VA, has taken a different approach to understanding this event.

Disaster Preparedness when Demigods Attack

By Tee Morris Today marks the home theatre release of this summer’s highly anticipated and top grossing superhero epic, The Avengers. Following the runaway success of this ambitious film from Marvel Studios, experts put their heads together and seriously looked at the collateral damage and recovery costs from such a showdown between beings from another dimension and Earth’s mightiest superheroes. Experts estimate the property damage, economic recovery and cleanup totaling $160 billion when the dust finally settled. In light of this report, what steps could be taken to prepare for an attack of this magnitude?