17 Essential Blackout Survival Kit Items

Having a blackout survival kit was something that was unheard of until just recently.  Technology has really come a long way in just a short time.  Electrification initially began to grow from the 1880s to the 1960s.  At first, it was only the rich who could afford what was considered…

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Experts Warn of Emerging ‘Stimulant Epidemic’ as U.S. Reels from Opioids

With the nation still reeling from the opioid crisis, drug forecasting experts say a new wave of addiction is coming and the United States isn’t ready for it.

Abuse of stimulants like methamphetamine, cocaine, and even prescription drugs like Adderall and Ritalin is surging across the country, fed by cheap, potent, and plentiful supplies.

“No one is paying attention to this,” said John Eadie, coordinator for the National Emerging Threat Initiative, which provides research to the government’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program. “Everyone, correctly, is focused on opioids and should be because of the known problem there. But this other problem is catching up with us very rapidly.”

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This article originally appeared on Homeland Security Today’s website. Used with permission. 

Are You Prepared For Severe Weather?

Severe weather such as thunderstorms, wind storms, floods and tornadoes are threats to the health and safety of all Michiganders. To encourage residents to take precautions that can save lives and protect property in a severe weather emergency, Governor Snyder has proclaimed April 8-14 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan.

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Disaster Preparedness

FEMA defines a disaster as, “An event that requires resources beyond the capability of a community and requires a multiple agency response.” The keywords in this definition is, “requires resources beyond the capability.” Disasters come in all sizes and types. Personal disasters may be a home fire where a single…

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DHS Working To Enhance School Safety, Increase Preparedness

WASHINGTON—In the wake of the recent attack in Parkland, Florida, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is stepping up actions to better protect our nation’s schools against gun violence, as well as other potential threats. DHS conducts training, exercises, and preparedness activities year-round to increase the security of schools across the country and the communities in which they are located.

“No child should have to worry about their safety when in school,” said Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. “The Department’s top priority is to keep the American people safe, and we are closely examining ways to better protect our nation’s students and schools from gun violence.

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“Run, Hide, Fight” UM-Dearborn Active Attacker Training Video

This training helps to prepare you for actions to take should an active attacker be in your vicinity. You must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with the situation and to take action steps that may help save your life.

An “active attacker” is an individual who is engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. In most cases, active attackers use firearm(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.

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Lincoln Park CERT to Offer Three Day Disaster Preparedness Course

LINCOLN PARK, MI — In the early minutes, hours and possibly days of these disasters, professional emergency responders may not be able to reach all citizens due to the number of emergency situations or road conditions.    Lincoln Park CERT’s mission is to train people to respond during disaster situations when professional responders may be overwhelmed by a large number of calls.  Wayne County residents are invited to register for the free CERT Disaster Preparedness Course.  Students enrolled in this course learn disaster preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism, and more. The three-day course is designed to provide the basic skills needed in major disaster, which increases the ability people to survive until first responders or other assistance arrives.

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You Are Part of Our Team

Arlington County Fire Department staff explain how important it is for citizens to act in the time before professional emergency responders can arrive. The worst thing you can do is stand by and do nothing!

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Five Steps to Help Until Help Arrives

If someone is injured, the first few minutes are critical in helping the chances of surviving serious or life-threatening injuries. Would you know how to help them until professional help arrives? A new, easy five-step program will help you learn how.

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Unsettled leadership could hurt federal disaster response

More than a dozen major disasters, including winter storms, tornadoes and mudslides, have already hit the U.S. since President Trump took office. Recovery from disasters involves several federal agencies, which raises the question of what future support can be expected from an administration that has made its name promising major changes in federal management?

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Second Annual COPS Care Community Picnic

The Lincoln Park Police Department along with the Lincoln Park Neighborhood Watch Program and with the generous support of the Chapatwala Family McDonald’s will be sponsoring a community picnic for the residents of Lincoln Park!

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