Enjoy Michigan’s Summer Free Fishing Weekend June 13-14

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that the annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend is set for Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14. That weekend, residents and nonresidents can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply.  Michigan has celebrated the Summer Free Fishing Weekend…

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National PrepareAthon! Day is April 30, 2015

  View in FEMA Multimedia Library America’s PrepareAthon! is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through drills, group discussions, and exercises. National PrepareAthon! Day is April 30, 2015 and will revolve around taking the actions to prepare for these six specific hazards: Earthquake Flood…

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Preparing Houses of Worship for Emergencies

The Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and FEMA are pleased to invite you to a webinar to prepare faith-based organizations for disaster. The webinar will provide faith-based and community organizations with critical local, state and national resources that can help get communities better prepared for…

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Ham in a Day Class

My next one-day Tech Class will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in downtown Ann Arbor. The class will start at 9 am and run until 3:30 pm, at which time the license exam will be given. There is a $10 fee for…

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CPR Class

The Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission (EPC), in cooperation with the Farmington Hills Fire Department, will offer an American Red Cross CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Class from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8. The class is open to the public and will be held in the upstairs training room at Fire Station #4 located at 28711 Drake Road.

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Emergency Food Supply

An emergency food supply doesn’t have to sit on a shelf, ready for disaster to strike (although it can). It can be part of the food you use every day. The key to a good food storage plan is to buy ahead of time. Replace items before they run out. Buy items when they are on sale. A large duffle bag or plastic tub with a lid makes a great storage place for an emergency food supply. Make sure your family, including pets, will have what they need when disaster strikes.

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Shelter in Place

The appropriate steps depend on the emergency situation. If you hear a warning signal, listen to local radio or television stations for further information. You will be told what to do, including where to find the nearest shelter if you are away from your “shelter-in-place” location.

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Burn Awareness

Burn Awareness Week is February 1 – 7. During this time, it’s a good idea to talk with your family about burn prevention and how to avoid scalds. The American Burn Association (ABA) estimates that nearly 500,000 burn injuries are treated in hospitals each year. Roughly half of these injuries are scalds.

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