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Emergency Preparedness

How to Survive the Apocalypse on $20 and the Stuff in Your Junk Drawer

Christal Smith | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Christal Smith

We will have another large earthquake in California. No one knows when, but there will be one. So "Burners Without Borders" hosted a disaster prep workshop recently, called "How to Survive the Apocalypse On $20 and the Stuff In Your Junk Drawer."

Why You Should Practice Emergency Preparedness With Your Kids

Dr. G | Posted 03.12.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

Practice calling 911 with your kids. Run a fire drill. Talk to them about doing exactly what you say in an emergency and not asking questions until after.

Morbid Job Ad: Arlington Seeks Company To 'Dump Bodies'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Need a job? Arlington County has an opening, but you may not want it. The Washington Business Journal's Michael Neibauer recently notice...

The Erosion of U.S. Emergency Preparedness

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

Since September 11 and anthrax, we've released the "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism" in partnership with...

South Pasadena's Perfect Storm

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Soren Petersen

Today, it is a perfect clear winter morning and the sun is, once again, warming our balcony. Only last week, in many parts of L.A., we experienced the...

D.C. To Rethink Emergency Communication With Public

AP | By BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's emergency management agency is making changes to the way it alerts the public about emergencies and will like...

Andrea Stone

Crisis Confusion Reigns In Capital 10 Years After 9/11 With 'No One In Charge' | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital made it through a rare earthquake and treacherous blizzard this year, laying bare a scary reality: Getting out of W...

NYC Officials Declare September National Preparedness Month

Inae Oh | Posted 11.01.2011 | New York

After a wild summer marked by both Hurricane Irene and a surprising earthquake scare, New York City officials have declared September as National Prep...

The Effete Fed

Edward Flattau | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Because of a rigid ideological commitment to "get Washington off the public's back," House of Representative Republicans tend to have a counter productive, narrow view of the appropriate role for federal government.

Hurricane Irene and the Routine of Emergency Response

Steven Cohen | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

All of the advanced preparation and response to the storm prevented death, injury and damage. We may have escaped the worst imaginable catastrophe this time, but perhaps we won't next time. It is better to be inconvenienced than dead.

East Coast Earthquake Is a Terrorism Wake Up Call

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 10.26.2011 | New York
Joanne Bamberger

I find myself asking whether this earthquake is a wake up call for us to remember we need to be prepared for another 9/11. We don't want to be. We want to believe that it won't happen again. But it will at some point and we need to be ready in whatever ways we can.

The Horn of Africa: Relearning Crucial Development Lessons

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 10.17.2011 | World
Stephen P. Groff

Today, as we scramble to relieve the desperate situation in the Horn, we must make sure we don't look at this merely as an interruption in business as usual.

We Are Not All Going to Die From Climate Change

Steve Fleischli | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

No matter where you live, you will not be immune to climate change.

The Weather Becomes the News: An Interview With Earth Policy Institute Founder Lester Brown

Christal Smith | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Christal Smith

What does climate change have to do with preparing for upcoming disasters? A whole lot, it turns out.

Lesson From Japan: For Your Family's Health and Well-Being, Prepare for Disaster

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

When preparing for disaster, it's crucial to assume you will need to rely on your own supplies for at least three days.

Disaster Preparation Meets Earth Hour

Mark Belinsky | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Mark Belinsky

What if the government did Earth Hour and turned off all the lights for an hour? Millions of people all around the world made the commitment and turne...

Vulnerable Is Not Just An Island In The Pacific

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I recognize I can't do much but prepare myself as best I can, then trust and have hope.

When the Earth and the Heart Break Open

Judith Simon Prager, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Simon Prager, PhD

How can we talk to our children about being ready for the worst, without scaring or scarring them?

Not Crying Wolf: There is an Emergency for Emergency Preparedness

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Levi

For the past eight years, Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released the Ready or Not? report to ascertain how wel...

Real-Time Government Has Arrived

Steve Ressler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Ressler

Real-time government? It's not only possible; it's already happening! I've shared examples of innovative government transparency projects before, both now I'm providing proof that the vision is coming to fruition.

'Evacuteers' Work To Improve Emergency Preparedness In New Orleans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A New Orleans based organization,, is growing in popularity and volunteer participation in a region still coping with harsh memories of ...

Disaster Prep With a Twist

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Block

The emergency supplies most of us own are pitiful, outdated or non-existent; and who can remember thing one about that CPR class from years ago?

Creating Community in LA: Emergency Preparedness

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

No man is an island. Surely you want to be linked up with neighbors in case of emergencies like earthquakes and fires. That way, when the crisis is over, you can return to your hermetic ways in one piece.

Recent Events Reinforce the Need for Emergency Preparedness

Bill Whitmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Whitmore

As illustrated by the attempted airline terrorist attack on Christmas, our country continues to be a target for terrorists. For security professionals, emergency preparedness training is critical for these emergencies.

Donations To Haitians Not Aid Administrators

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

"Human poverty is hugely susceptible to nature's depredations, and Haiti, one of the world's poorest countries, has again and again been the victim of...