No Go Bag

The No Go Bag, We need to think more about an evacuation bag and what you need to have to keep your family safe and secure. You included your insurance, birth certificates, cash, pet care, and all of your prescriptions.

Urban EDC Commuter Bag

This is the bag that I am currently carrying for EDC Commuter purposes when on the go with my laptop; either for work or for personal use. My previous EDC Backpack was fairly large in size and I wanted to have a more lightweight solution that was specifically designed for urban traveling purposes.

Addressing Future Climate, Population, and Land Use Changes Through Hazard Mitigation Planning

As the number and intensity of disaster events continue to grow, it is important to account for future conditions and climate change in your hazard mitigation plan. “Future Conditions” include the impacts of a changing climate, changes in population, and changes in land use and the built environment. This recorded webinar provides ideas, resources and examples of how to integrate future conditions information into your hazard mitigation planning process to increase overall resilience.

Don’t Get A Ticket From The Police: Make THIS Kit Instead!

I hate it when I get pulled over for a burned out light on my vehicle and getting a ticket. After I get the light replaced I have to prove to the court system that I’ve replaced the light in order to get the ticket dismissed. To avoid this hassle I’ve created this Vehicle Replacement Lights Kit so I have replacement bulbs for ALL of the lights on my vehicle, just in case one of them goes out while I am on a road trip.

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Don’t Drive Over Downed Power Lines

Lincoln Park CERT assisted with down power lines through-out the city on Tuesday, August 24.  We blocked off a few different streets.  Please take another route when a power line is on the roadway.  It is never safe to drive over a downed power line.   Always assume all downed power lines are live and dangerous.

What’s Happening at the Natural Disaster & Emergency Management Expo

The Natural Disaster & Emergency Management (NDEM) Expo, powered by global events leader, Reed Exhibitions, is a comprehensive trade event and online resource dedicated to the preparation, response, and recovery of physical and human assets of public and private organizations. NDEM will help your organization gain the knowledge, discover the tools, and connect with the individuals necessary to make your organization more secure and resilient, all while minimizing operational disruptions and ensuring public safety in this ever-changing world. Continue reading

Webinar: Where and How We Build: Using Land Use and Building Codes to Increase Resilience

 

Have you considered why your community and its buildings looks the way it does? It’s because of plans, policies, and regulations that govern where (guided by land use planning) and how (guided by building codes) we build. This webinar outlines the essential role that land use planning and building codes play in reducing disaster risk.

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The Crisis Response Journal , A Publication for Emergency Managers

In its 17th year, Crisis Response Journal is the global information resource covering all aspects of human-induced disasters or natural hazards, spanning response, disaster risk reduction, resilience, business continuity, and security. CRJ is about bringing agencies, disciplines, nations, and the private and public sectors together to understand their different roles and perspectives, thereby improving a unified response to large-scale crises or averting crises in the first place effective disaster risk reduction. The CRJ cover a range of threats, from CBRN and cybercrime to conventional terrorism, from pandemic protection and preparedness to flooding, from fires and chemical incidents to large scale natural emergencies such as earthquakes, from environmental degradation to climate issues, from critical infrastructure protection to business and national continuity, security, resilience, and sustainability. Emily Hough

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