Security & Preparedness

Health & Wellness, Security & Preparedness March 18, 2020

Look out for These Signs of Extreme Stress in Your Emergency Responders

Clarissa S., Editor

Stress is a state of physical and mental arousal that is a normal part of life, especially for emergency responders. In fact, it can even be positive. For instance, stress can help them deal with challenges on the job. However, at times it can bec...

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Security & Preparedness February 26, 2020

Setting Up a CERT Program In Your Community Can Save Lives

When disaster strikes, the capabilities of emergency personnel may be stretched to the limit. A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) can effectively act as an extension of emergency services during your community's time of need. Setting up a C...

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Security & Preparedness November 7, 2019

Mass Attacks: Warning Signs to Watch For

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Mass attacks have changed how Americans live. Public places that were once safe are now potentially dangerous spaces. From shopping malls to workplaces, Americans can no longer step into a crowded area without nervously suppressing the thought of ...

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Home Life, Security & Preparedness October 22, 2019

Seniors Getting Scammed: Help Stop the Threat

Heather M., Editor

In your community, are seniors getting scammed? Many seniors grew up in an era when there was more trust between people, so they may be less suspicious of scammers. They are often more inclined to believe that what they see online is true, or that...

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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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