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Archive for December, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wishing a Happy, Healthy, Safe and Prosperous New Year to all our readers! Hope to see you all in 2011. Be sure to get on our FREE update list service http://www.emergprep.com

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Be Proactive and Survive

Be Proactive, one of your keys to surviving in a crisis or emergency.

You have the Freedom to choose your response to stimulus.

Develop your self awareness, imagination conscience and exercise your independent will.

So, what does proactive mean to you?  For me, it’s about taking the initiative, in order to act, and not be acted upon. Taking a proactive posture, allows you to enlarge your circle of influence.  Positive energy or focus naturally enlarges your circle of influence.

So, when it come to surviving, it is important to be proactive.  Take action today, get a plan started with our help. We look forward to hearing from you. Sign up for our updates, and be Proactive!!

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Resolve to be Ready for Emergencies in 2011

As December turns to January, resolve to be ready for any emergency in the new year, weather-related or not. Your first step is making a family emergency plan.  Need Help … contact us to help  you make a plan info@emergprep.com

Discuss with your family:

Who is our emergency point of contact? Choose an out-of-town friend or relative to be your contact. During emergencies, it’s often easier to make long distance calls. An out-of-town person can help communicate among separated family members.

Where are our meeting places? In case you can’t return home, choose a place to meet in your neighborhood and another place outside your neighborhood if you can’t get there. Your neighborhood meeting place may be a friend’s house on the next street. A meeting place outside your neighborhood may be a nearby church, store or another friend’s home.

Do our schools have emergency plans? If you are a parent, ask your schools and daycare providers about their emergency plans. Find out how they will communicate with families during a crisis. Ask if they are prepared to stay in school if necessary and where they plan to go if they must leave.

Winter has barely begun, but it has brought frigid temperatures. Here’s what you should know about staying safe and about being prepared for winter emergencies:

If power goes out and you have no heat: You’ll need blankets or sleeping bags for warmth in as few as four hours after power is out, depending on your home’s insulation. Dress in several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, and wear a hat and mittens.

If you use kerosene or propane heaters: These should be used with much caution. The room must be ventilated by opening a window. Keep heaters at least three feet away from flammable objects such as curtains, blankets and furniture. Place heaters on a hard surface, not on carpet. Refuel them outdoors after they have cooled.

If the power is out and you need information: Be sure you have a battery powered radio with extra batteries. Get one with a weather radio band so you can hear reports from the National Weather Service and your local radio stations. Find these at electronics and sporting goods stores, department stores, from catalogs and on-line.

If you can’t get out, you’ll need supplies: Stock at least a three-day supply of food that doesn’t need refrigeration or electricity to prepare. You may also need water – three gallons per person will last three days. Be sure to have flashlights and extra batteries on hand. Don’t use candles during power outages.  Need Help … we have kits for this 647-933-4195  info@emergprep.com

If you must drive during a winter storm: Most traffic crashes happen within two hours after a storm starts. Try to stay off the road to give snowplows time and space to work. Wait until daylight to drive so sunlight can warm the roads. Get road conditions. Buckle up every time you drive.

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Successful Survival and Safety is about Preparation

Successful Survival and Safety in an Emergency Crisis, comes down to preparation and practice

How do you go about getting ready. First step is to look at the risks you face. The better you are at seeing the full range of risks, the better your plans will be.

A risk assessment is part of educating yourself about emergency preparedness.

• Unless you know the hazards most likely to affect you, and the consequences of those hazards, you cannot form an effective plan.
• Thorough preparation saves lives, minimizes injuries, and can save you time and money.

Contact us for more information or help with getting started, info at emergprep.com or 647-933-4195

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Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, a real silent killer. Survival and Safety are big issues. The big problem, is that you can be accidentally poisoned, you may not know it until it is too late, possibly while you sleep.

Carbon Monoxide, results from furnace combustion, and is Winter’s Silent Killer. Carbon monoxide is produced when a fuel such as gas, oil, kerosene, or wood is burned. When the flue gas leaks into your residence, you can be accidentally poisoned, you may not know it until it is too late, possibly while you sleep.

A poor burn or improper ventilation will build up a high concentration in the home.

Carbon Monoxide in high enough concentrations, starves the oxygen from bodily tissues, which could lead to seizure, coma, and fatality.

Preliminary symptoms are flu-like and include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, and weakness.

It is said that about 500 people die each year in the US from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning while thousands require emergency treatment. The Key to Safety and Survival, is be prepared, get yourself a Carbon Monoxide Detector.

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Three Steps to Emergency Preparedness

Three Steps to Emergency Preparedness – Is Your Family Prepared?

When an emergency happens in your community, it will likely take emergency workers some time to respond. In the meantime, you need to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours or more.

Three Steps to Emergency Preparedness is Your Key to Survival.  Take Action, with a few simple steps today, and you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere.

Step 1 – Know the risks – Conduct a Risk Assessment

A risk assessment is part of educating yourself about emergency preparedness. Unless you know the hazards most likely to affect your organization and your community, and the consequences of those hazards, you cannot form an effective plan. Thorough preparation saves lives, minimizes injuries, and can save you time
and money.

Although the consequences of various disasters can be similar, knowing the risks in your region can help you better prepare. We face a number of hazards, such as earthquakes, blizzards and tornadoes. In addition to natural disasters, there are other types of risks, such as power outages and industrial or transportation accidents.

This is where we can help. We will ensure you know the risks for your area, which becomes the basis of Setp 2, the Plan.

Step 2 – Make a Plan

Every Canadian household needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your family know what to do in case of an emergency.

Your family may not be together when an emergency occurs. Plan how to meet or how to contact one another, and discuss what you would do in different situations.

Consider Getting Us to Prepare Your Plan

Step 3 – Get a Kit

Buy an Emergency Preparedness Now Safety Survival Kit, which can include first aid kit, flashlight, etc. Our Emergency Preparedness Now Safety Survival Kit is now Only $379.95 (for 4 inlcuding Pets) and makes an excellent Christmas or Anytime Gift for your Loved Ones.





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Winter Survival Car Safety Kit

Winter Survival ( Emergency Road Preparedness) Car Safety Kit

When the season changes, and winter comes, you need to be prepared.

Local emergency crews as well as military personnel spent Tuesday rescuing hundreds of people who got stuck a snow-swept highway in Southern Ontario. It is always good to learn from other peoples mistakes/mishaps, and prepare yourself for winter’s wrath.

A winter survival car safety, emergency road kit for your car is a must, and here are a handful of recommended items to make the journey safer.

1)  Keep your car fueled up.  Try to keep it above a half tank if possible.
2) Check your car to make sure all liquids (especially anti-freeze and wiper fluid) are topped off.  The tires should also be at their recommended pressure.
3) Keep some warm clothes or blankets in case you get stuck somewhere overnight.  It can get cold in the car and layering will help you stay warm and preserve your remaining fuel until you can be rescued.  All the more reason to keep the car fueled as well to make the heat last as long as possible.  Make sure you keep the tailpipe clear of snow.
4) Keep enough non-perishable snacks and water in the car to last you at least a day.  Insulate the water to keep it from freezing easily.  Plastic water bottles are best because they can expand (to a degree) as water freezes.
5) An ice scraper, a snow brush and a snow shovel.

5) Buy a Winter Survival, Emergency Road, Car Safety Kit, which can include first aid kit, battery-jumpers, flashlight, etc. Our Emergency Road Preparedness Now Car Safety Kit is now Only $79.95 and makes an excellent Christmas or Anytime Gift for your Loved Ones.





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Also Consider Getting Your HOME prepared Check out http://www.emergprep.com/emerg-prep-now/

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Nova Scotia Storm Knocks Power Out

Dec 14, 2010 – Nova Scotia Storm Knocks Power Out to over 80,000 people.  Rips roofs off, floods streets and homes, still 20,000 without power.

Thirteen residents of a Windsor retirement home escaped uninjured last night as walls surrounding their pool began to crumble to the ground at about 10:30 p.m.

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Blizzard strands 300 people

Ontario Dec 14, 2010 – News – Winter Blizzard strands 300 people in their vehicles overnight.

Local residents take action along with Canadian police and military teams working on Tuesday afternoon to rescue about 300 people stranded after what a local official termed the most brutal storm to hit the Ontario region in 25 years.

Local Mayor declares state of emergency, to get assistance from military teams.

Some people had been stuck in their vehicles for more than 24 hours following blinding snow that piled up so high it made it almost impossible to open vehicle doors.

“You really felt almost despair,” a guy who spent nearly 24 hours stranded before being rescued Tuesday afternoon after he heard a helicopter hovering over his immobilized truck. He had run out of gas and was without anything other than a blanket to help him through the ordeal.

Ontario Provincial Police initially reported about 360 vehicles and about 300 people had been stranded near Sarnia, Ontario, on Highway 402 — a major thoroughfare linking the U.S.-Canada border to London, Ontario.

Live and Learn … Be Prepared … Contact Emergency Preparedness Now … Keeping You Safe

Always keep, the following in your car, if you are travelling outside the city.

– blanket, flashlight, shovel, candle, cup, snacks, emergency kit (towrope, jumpers, etc) and first aid kit

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Pandemic Preparedness Measures In Canada

Pandemic Preparedness Measures In Canada … so How did Canada fare during the H1N1 influenza pandemic? What plans worked and what didn’t – and why not? What more needs to be done given the threat of future, potentially more serious pandemics? These were some of the questions CSA Standards (CSA) sought to answer when hosting a national Roundtable on Healthcare and Emergency Service Sector Pandemic Preparedness. A comprehensive white paper from the roundtable was released today at the World Conference on Disaster Management.

Participants concluded that the 2006 Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan (with updates since) was a positive step toward mitigating serious illness and deaths during the mild H1N1 influenza pandemic outbreak.

However, CSA roundtable participants also concluded there were some gaps and inconsistencies in protection during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, and changes to existing pandemic plans now need to be made in the event of future more moderate or severe influenza pandemics. Roundtable participants included senior representatives from Canada’s healthcare and emergency service sectors such as infectious disease, family medicine, first responders, nursing, and hospital / healthcare administration. Check out CSA for more info.

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