Resolve to Serve: Community Emergency Response Teams

Resolve to Serve: Community Emergency Response Teams

The New Year is upon us and with that comes the inevitable, hard-to-answer question: “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” Many will respond with something along the lines of “I’d like to give more time to my community” or “I’d like to do some volunteering.”

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Prepare For Severe Winter Weather

Severe winter weather can cause many types of emergencies. Make sure you are ready for any type of disaster and prepare now. Highlights Listen to weather forecasts. Check your emergency supplies. Have your chimney or flue inspected each year. Install a smoke detector and a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector. Test…

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Flooding — Be Smart. Know Your Hazard

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere. For more information, download the How to Prepare for a Flood guide, which provides the basics of floods, explains how to protect yourself and your property, and details the steps to take now so that…

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Learn the signs of a stroke F.A.S.T.

Every 40 seconds a stroke occurs in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. To raise awareness about F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech,  and Time) — an acronym to recognize and respond to the sudden warning signs of stroke, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Ad Council are unveiling a new, national multimedia public service advertisement (PSA) campaign.

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Preparedness

Annmarie Buraczeski represents the New Jersey Association of the Deaf and also the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). In this video she shares her personal experience with Superstorm Sandy and talks about what steps to take in preparation for a storm.

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Hands-Only CPR Demo Video — American Heart Association

Hands Only CPR

One quarter of Americans, say they’ve been in a situation where someone needed CPR. If you were one of them, would you know what to do? About 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives…

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Severe Weather Safety PSA

Civic Center TV visited the National Weather Service in White Lake, MI as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Governor Rick Snyder and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson have declared the week of April 6- 12, 2014 as Severe Weather Awareness Week to promote severe weather safety preparedness. Watch…

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Community Emergency Response Team PSA

CERT PSA

Most People, in a major disaster are not going to see a fire truck or an ambulance rolling up their street right after that incident. If fact it may be hours, to days, or even as long as week before they receive help from first responders or professional emergency services.

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Basic Disaster Supply Kit

A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.

You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.

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