Tuesday Train

I’m co-hosting the Tuesday Train @ My Mad Mind, so today the train is departing from a different depot! Be sure to follow My Mad Mind, Me and the other co-hosts: The House on the Corner, and With “Faith, Family, and Friends!”(we’re in the first four spots) While you’re at it, be sure to swing over and see Boobies and the Follow Me Back Tuesday hop. Wickers Thermal Underwear – as seen on the History Channel’s ‘Modern Marvels’ Share...

Register Your VOIP and Cell for Reverse 911

Does anyone even have a landline anymore? Most everyone I know uses cell phones for everything. After three years, I barely went back to a “real” landline.  In the event of an emergency, city/government officials activate the Reverse 911 system which, in theory, would call all the residents within a disaster zone on their landlines if they needed to be evacuated. In reality, most small sized cities/towns don’t have the resources for their own Reverse 911 system, and outsource it to other cities, which means when the Reverse 911 call comes, it’s not a local number. A friend of mine recently answered an out of state number to find out a SWAT team was down the street and he needed to stay in his house. After calling 911 to verify the call was legit, he was glad he’d answered. Do you answer your phone if it’s an unfamiliar out-of-state number? If you have a VOIP or cell phone, you can register it HERE, www.vecc9-1-1.com, to be certain you’ll be notified if the Reverse 911 call is activated for your area. Wickers Thermal Underwear – as seen on the History Channel’s ‘Modern Marvels’ Share...

CERT: Disaster Drill

This is a Test. In the Event of A Real Emergency… CERT conducts disaster drills in your area on a regular basis. Here, we have them every March, and every September. Play along, you just might learn something. (or allow someone to learn something that might save your life in the event of a real disaster) Wickers Thermal Underwear – as seen on the History Channel’s ‘Modern Marvels’ Share...

CERT: Find One

CERT: Certified Emergency Response Team In Utah: Utah CERT National: Search by Zip Code Contact your local Emergency Management Agency: http://www.ready.gov/america/local/  Contact your local Fire Department: http://usfa.dhs.gov/applications/census/search.cfm Find yours. Plug in. If your schedule is cram packed, you don’t have to be CERT licensed (but it would drastically help with childhood bang-ups), you don’t have to volunteer, but know who is directing your information during critical moments in your neighborhood in the event of a disaster. Wickers Thermal Underwear – as seen on the History Channel’s ‘Modern Marvels’ Share...

Area CERT Leaders

Disaster strikes one hour from now. What do you do? Who do you call? Who is your Block Leader? Area Leader? CERT came about in the 70s after massive wildfires ravaged most of California. When leaders looked back to figure out what they could have done differently, they learned the information never got from the Officials leading the operation to the homeowners. CERT is about organizing information. A Block Leader checks on the houses in their assigned territory (usually their side of the street), reports to an Team Leader, who reports to an Area Leader, who reports to the “City” officals handling the emergency. And communications flows back down the same way. Reach out. Find out who is directing your communication in the event of an emergency. Wickers Thermal Underwear – as seen on the History Channel’s ‘Modern Marvels’ Share...