Writen by Emma Headley Summertime is here and I’m sure many of you are already planning your vacations. I’ve already got plans to go to Cedar Point and Put-in-Bay with my girlfriends in late July. This is the first time I’ve picked a location, booked a hotel and organized the travel on my own. My…… Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Stay Safe While Traveling for Vacation
It is Tornado Season and we are in the thick of it. There have already been multiple tornadoes in the U.S. this year, some rating as high as F3 and F4. Tornadoes are rated by a scale F0 (weakest) to F5 (strongest). A tornado with a damage level of F3 occurred this spring, starting in Tennessee and Central Kentucky, and later extending to Central/Southern Indiana…… Continue reading Have You Prepared for Tornado Season?
Before the Storm Strikes, Ohio Severe Weather Week Educates and Prepares by Emma Headley – our freakin’ awesome new intern from The Ohio State University! March 25th was the start of Severe Weather Week in Ohio! Severe Weather Week is a way for Central Ohio to prepare for severe weather that typically occurs in the…… Continue reading Fresh Face Friday (on Thursday!)
Posted on February 10th, 2012 by Gail J McGovernThis week I had the opportunity to meet with several CEOs of large associations and talk with them about a number of topics, including the importance of preparedness. I’ve found in my work that most people are more interested in the idea of emergency response, than emergency…… Continue reading Preparedness is Sexy
The kitchen is the place where family and friends love to gather, but it is also the setting of more fires than any other room in the house. Cooking is the number one cause of home fires in this country and during the holidays, the American Red Cross wants everyone to be aware of steps…… Continue reading Enjoy a Safe Thanksgiving!
Home fires can happen anywhere, at anytime and leave even the most prepared person feeling victimized. Many fire victims experience shock and worry among a number of other emotions in a fire’s aftermath, and it’s important for them to know that someone cares about them and their well-being. Last October, a Columbus woman found out just how valuable…… Continue reading A Woman and Her Dog
After dropping her son off at grade school Tuesday morning, September 11th, Marjie Kukor pulled in her driveway to find her neighbor standing in the yard looking bewildered. “Did you hear what happened?” the neighbor asked. “September 11th was what prompted me to volunteer in the first place.” Marjie said she called her local chapter that day…… Continue reading Where Were You? A Volunteer's 9/11 Experience