Knowing How to Save a Life May Save Yours!

 

Knowing How to Save a Life May Save Yours!

For the second week of National Preparedness Month, we thought we would turn our attention to the skills all of us should possess, but only a few do. Knowing how to perform CPR and other emergency first-aid techniques may not only save the life of a loved one but may save your own as well. Taking CPR or first-aid classes as a family is an enjoyable experience that will bring you all closer while learning truly critically skills. There are numerous life-saving techniques you can learn…

Source: Emergency Essentials Blog

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.”

Read more at Medscape

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

Get Your Business Ready For Any Kind of Disaster at Free National Preparedness Month Webinar Series

Is your organization prepared to communicate quickly and effectively with each other when a crisis hits? Did you know that nearly 70 percent of all U.S. businesses will lose power at one point in the next 12 months? Do you have a plan in place to keep your operations running? How will you rebuild your business if your employees are unable to report to work after a major disaster?

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2015 National Preparedness Month (NPM)

Theme: Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today. September is National Preparedness Month.  This year we are asking you to take action now – make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets.  Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect…

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2013 National Preparedness Report Released

Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness requires an annual National Preparedness Report (NPR) that summarizes national progress in building, sustaining and delivering the 31 core capabilities outlined in the National Preparedness Goal released in September 2011.  The newly released 2013 NPR reviews the past year and shares the progress that…

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