Emergency Management News

Thursday, October 8, 2015

San Andreas Drop Cover Hold ON. #OKeq #AltusOK #OKready

In an effort to raise awareness of earthquake preparedness, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ad Council have partnered with Warner Brothers to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSA’s) featuring scenes from the action thriller San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson.

The PSA’s educate audiences on the three steps to take if an earthquake strikes; “Drop, Cover and Hold On.” The PSA’s direct audiences to Ready.gov/Earthquake, where visitors can access more information on how to protect themselves, their families, and property before, during, and after an earthquake.

“Earthquakes can occur anywhere in the U.S. without warning,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “The PSA provides earthquake safety tips that are vital to preparing yourself and your family to react quickly, which will save lives.”
For more information about the PSA’s, please read the full press release.

FEMA.gov Communities - National Preparedness Community Main Group - The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Ad Council Release new PSAs in Partnership with New Movie San Andreas

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

How to Develop a Family Emergency Plan Webinar today #AltusOK

Communication networks, such as mobile phones and computers, could be unreliable during disasters, and electricity could be disrupted. Planning in advance will help ensure that all the members of your household—including children and people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, as well as outside caregivers—know how to reach each other and where to meet up in an emergency.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is pleased to invite you to a webinar to provide an overview of America’s PrepareAthon!, showcase the recently released Be Smart. Take Part. Create Your Family Emergency Communication Plan and to inform the public on the importance of making a family plan, especially in the event communication networks are not accessible.
Title: How to Develop a Family Emergency Plan
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time:  2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
·        Mathew Lyttle, FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division
·        Edward Johnson, Guest speaker on family emergency planning
·        Karrie Delaney, Guest speaker on family emergency planning
 How to Join the Webinar:
·        Adobe Connect Registration Web Link.
·        Please register for the event.  Be sure to test your Adobe Connect connection prior to the meeting.
·        This webinar will offer closed captioning.
We hope that you will be able to join us on October 7!

Monday, October 5, 2015

What are you doing to get #OKready for #OKfire this week?

Fire Prevention Week 2015

October 4-10, 2015 is Fire Prevention Week! This year’s theme is: “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm!”
This message encourages you to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep.
Smoke alarms save lives! If there is a fire in your home, a working smoke alarm will give you a chance to quickly escape. Learn how to properly install and maintain smoke alarms in your home  by visiting the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) “Smoke Alarm Central.”
Fire safety is something everyone can practice. The NFPA has interactive games and activities to make Fire Prevention Week fun for the entire family. Test your fire safety knowledge with the NPFA Fire Quiz. Kids can also learn how to stay safe with puzzles and videos featuring “Sparky the Fire Dog.”
Download the Fire Prevention Week infographic to share important fire safety tips with family and friends.
This year, USFA is dedicating the month of October to providing fire safety tips using hashtag #firesafein31. USFA will share daily tips to help make homes and families safer. Follow #firesafein31 on Twitter at @usfire and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usfire.

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