Security & Preparedness

Military Life, Security & Preparedness October 10, 2019

Stay Safe in Extremely Cold Weather

Zena L., Editor

Military personnel often find themselves in new locations, and that can present unfamiliar weather challenges. If you have recently relocated to a cooler climate, learn how to prepare and stay safe in extremely cold weather. Extremely Cold Weathe...

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Security & Preparedness September 19, 2019

Severe Weather: Tips to Stay Safe While Driving

Krystina C., Editor

Driving in bad weather can be challenging, even for the most experienced drivers. Follow these tips for driving safely in rain, fog, snow or extreme heat. In doing so, you can keep yourself and your family safe, no matter the weather. Safe Drivin...

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Security & Preparedness August 7, 2019

Safety Tips to Help You Protect Your Family and Property from Wildfires

Clarissa S., Editor

In the U.S., wildfires cause death, injury and property damage every year. Wildfires are unplanned fires that burn in natural areas such as forests, grasslands or prairies. They can turn lives upside down and cause irreparable damage. Protect your...

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Security & Preparedness, Work Life & Safety July 10, 2019

How to Evacuate Your Workplace During an Emergency

Krystina C., Editor

An emergency can strike anytime and anywhere, including your workplace. Whether a manmade incident (e.g., fire) or a natural disaster (e.g., tornado), an emergency can force you and your colleagues to evacuate the building at a moment's notice. H...

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Home Life, Security & Preparedness June 25, 2019

Extreme Heat: Tips on How to Stay Safe

Clarissa S., Editor

Extreme heat is the leading weather-related cause of death in the U.S. Extreme heat and humidity can be extremely dangerous, as they push the human body beyond its limits. To combat the effects of extreme heat, the human body must work very hard t...

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Security & Preparedness, Work Life & Safety June 20, 2019

PREA Standards for Sexual Misconduct: A Correctional Administrator’s Checklist for Prevention and Response

Heather M., Editor

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) addresses the problem of sexual misconduct in adult prisons and jails, lockups, community confinement facilities and juvenile facilities. “Sexual misconduct” includes sexual abuse and sexual harassment. As ...

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Security & Preparedness June 18, 2019

6 Steps to Protect Your Home from Hurricanes

Krystina C., Editor

Once a hurricane hits, it's too late to protect your home and property. Known as cyclones and typhoons in other parts of the world, hurricanes cause high winds, heavy rain and flooding that can damage your home. If you live in a hurricane-prone ar...

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Home Life, Security & Preparedness June 13, 2019

Pet Preparedness: Top Tips for Keeping Pets Safe During a Disaster

Amanda S., Editor

When disaster strikes, it can send us all into panic mode. We hurriedly secure our homes, gather important belongings and make sure loved ones are safe and taken care of. However, in the pandemonium that can accompany an emergency, we might forget...

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Security & Preparedness May 28, 2019

Hurricane Safety Timeline: Stay Safe in the Hours Before the Storm Hits

Erika S., Editor in Chief

Hurricanes bring heavy rain, powerful winds and flooding. The destructive power of these violent storms can reach many miles inland. Help your community stay safe and take action as the storm approaches by sharing this useful hurricane preparednes...

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Health & Wellness, Security & Preparedness April 30, 2019

Less Stress Is Best: Effective Self-Care for First Responders

Amanda S., Editor

From personal emergencies to large-scale natural disasters, first responders play a vital role in keeping us safe. Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel face trauma every day and are constantly putting their lives on the line for others. This...

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