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Boating Safety Tips

Boating Safety Tips

Preparation is paramount:

  • There must be a life jacket on board for every passenger. The life jackets must be sized appropriately. If they are ripped or torn, replace them.
  • Children under the age of 12 must have a life jacket on at all times.
  • Check your equipment. Make sure all lights […]
By |May 24th, 2017|News, OEM|

Learn How to Protect Your Valuables from Floods and Fires

Learn how to document, insure and protect your property in the event of an unexpected flood or fire.

You can use helpful, free checklists from Prepareathon  to Document and Insure Your Property and Protect […]

By |May 5th, 2017|OEM|

Important Dates to Remember

By |March 20th, 2017|OEM|

Get Ready to Take a #SafePlaceSelfie

#SafePlaceSelfie is a grass roots campaign as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation to get individuals, businesses, and all organizations ready, responsive, and resilient to extreme weather events.
Knowing your “safe place” when extreme weather threatens is the #1 preparedness action […]

By |March 20th, 2017|OEM|

Opening Soon: The 2017 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Application Period

Did you or your organization make a difference to advance disaster preparedness in your community? The time is near for submitting applications for the 2017 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards.

Since 2009, these awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations […]

By |March 20th, 2017|OEM|

How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Scenario

An active shooter incident is a situation in which people in a confined or populated area are threatened with deadly violence. Incidents can happen anywhere and at any time. The best way to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe is to prepare ahead of […]

By |March 20th, 2017|OEM|

Four Steps to Tornado Preparedness

Tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible. Every state has some risk of this hazard.

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud […]

By |March 20th, 2017|OEM|

Important Dates to Remember

By |February 3rd, 2017|OEM|

Help Your Community When the Next Storm Hits

Many communities remain unprepared, as only 30% of those who live in winter storm hazard areas have participated in a disaster exercise in the past year.

Even a small amount of snow can impact your community, making it critical to have a plan in place for winter weather. […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|OEM|

Five Steps to Cook Safely for the Super Bowl

Planning a super feast for the Super Bowl?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day for food consumption in the U.S. after Thanksgiving. Enjoy the big game and stay fire safe with these tips from the

By |February 3rd, 2017|OEM|