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On the duck-cover-hold advice

I’m not a fan of the ‘duck-cover-hold’ safety advisory.  It’s a recipe for yet another disaster i.e. people getting trapped inside buildings, pinned by building debris, death.   599 more words


EPA Hosting COOP Template Training for Labs Webinar

Our colleagues at EPA’s Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Team invite you and your drinking water and wastewater laboratory colleagues to join the upcoming WLA Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Template Training Webcast. 160 more words

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It’s somewhat daunting to think about evacuating older, vulnerable adults, especially knowing many people who are 50 years old or older will need outside help, more time, and may have medical equipment that would make the process extremely difficult.  209 more words

Why CPR Respondents Need Personal Protective Equipment

Congratulations! You have been certified as a CPR and first aid respondent. In your training, you may have heard of some equipment that may help prevent pathogens from getting to you. 675 more words

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6 things you can do to prepare for an emergency

The first hurricane I experienced was Hurricane Iwa in 1982, when I was in grade school. My strongest memory was that school was closed early and my father had to pick me up. 491 more words


The Best Places To Store Fire Extinguishers In Your Home

During a fire outbreak, time is usually your worst enemy. Fire can go from small to uncontrollable in just 60 seconds and you’ll need to act fast when you notice it. 325 more words


Two New Water & Power Resiliency Webinars

EPA’s Water Security Division is hosting two additional webinars on power resiliency at water utilities this summer:

U.S. EPA: Water & Power Resiliency Webinar – Power Assessments and Transfer Switches… 185 more words

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