Emergency Management News

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Help wanted at @FEMA #OKready #AltusOK

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council.

The Youth Preparedness Council is a unique opportunity for youth leaders to serve on a highly distinguished national council and participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit. 

Additionally, the youth leaders have the opportunity to complete a self-selected youth preparedness project and to share their opinions, experiences, ideas, solutions and questions regarding youth disaster preparedness with the leadership of FEMA and national youth preparedness organizations. Once selected, members serve on the Council for one year, with the option to extend for an additional year, if formally requested by FEMA. 

Council activities and projects center around five key areas of engagement: Programs, Partnerships, Events, Public Speaking/Outreach and Publishing. Members represent the youth perspective on emergency preparedness and share information with their communities. They also meet with FEMA on a regular basis to provide ongoing input on strategies, initiatives and projects throughout the duration of their term. 

Any individual between the ages of 12 and 17 who is engaged in individual and community preparedness or who has experienced a disaster that has motivated him or her to make a positive difference in his or her community, may apply to serve on the Youth Preparedness Council. Individuals who applied last year are highly encouraged to apply again. Adults working with youth and/or community preparedness are encouraged to share the application with youth who might be interested in applying.  

Youth interested in applying to the Council must submit a completed application form and two  letters of recommendation. Specific information about completing and submitting the application and attachments can be found in the application instructions. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than February 24, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST in order to be eligible. New Youth Preparedness Council members will be announced in May 2014.  

For more information about the Youth Preparedness Council and to access the application materials, please visit http://www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Another View around #AltusOK

The new mPING ... "Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground" ... display is another tool to use to see what is happening around Jackson County.

To start, the view display is a National view.  With a mouse click and drag, one can zoom down to the County level.

More and more local folks are downloading the app for Android and IOS.  Join in reporting.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Free Preppers Program #AltusOK #OKready #Prepared2014

The founders of The Prepper Project will be hosting an exclusive online event called ‘The Survival Summit’. It’s going to be a FREE, five-day, online training summit where 25 of the world’s most sought-after experts on Survival and Self Reliance will be teaching online classes, giving you 5 solid days and over 24 hours of training and strategies with the single focus of keeping your family alive, safe, and fed during a triggered societal collapse.

Interviews you can watch during this event include: 
* Training Your Mind To Think Clearly In Scenarios
* How To Escape From Unlawful Restraint & Evade Capture
* How To Fortify Your Property & Home Against Looters
* Repelling Armed Gangs With Just 2 Men 
* How To Grow All Your Own Food - Without Irrigation! 
* Locating The Perfect Survival Retreat Or Homestead
* Off-The-Grid Cooking & Food Preservation Solutions 
* How To Grow Enough Food To Feed 22 Adults Per Year
* How To Make Biodiesel When Fuel Pumps Go Down
* Surviving In An Urban Environment After The Collapse
* Building Off-Grid Water & Energy Systems 
* Treating Injuries When The Paramedics Aren't Coming
... And I'm just skimming the surface here.

Topics we’ll be covering during this 5-day event will include:
• How to develop a STRONG ‘Protection Triad’ with detailed Property Security & Threat Planning… Water, Energy, & Fuel Systems… and Self-Reliant Food Production & Storage.
• How to grow your own food supply, without fertilizers, pesticides, or even irrigation. Even if you live in an arid climate.
• How to spot the ideal homestead or survival retreat locations.
• Building concepts for hiding your home in the wilderness.
• Blueprints for setting up your property with its own off-grid water and energy supply.
• Trapping secrets for protecting crops like corn from being stolen by Raccoons, or potatoes from being ravaged by voles.
• How to feed & clothe your family by trapping like the settlers.
• How to protect your loved ones in a world where the police are no longer coming to your rescue.
• Different strategies for defending a suburban versus rural home or property from looters or armed gangs.
• How to fortify your home from being breached. And the skills you need to know to escape from an unlawful restraint or kidnapping.
• Off-grid medical techniques, herbal remedies for fighting potential flu pandemics, how to legally create your own renewable fuels, and much, much more.

Sign up to attend The Survival Summit that kicks off on January 20 or for more information, go here:  www.thesurvivalsummit.com


Welcome Lloyd,

Thank you for registering for the first-ever Survival Summit, hosted by the founders of ThePrepperProject.com, brothers Chet and Dave Womach.

  • January 20-26th, 2014  (Monday-Saturday)
  • 25+ experts speaking on topics of survival and self-reliance.
  • Interviewed over 6 days.
  • 30+ hours of practical, no BS training for when the SHTF.
  • No travel, you attend 100% online.

To watch the daily interviews when they go live (starting January 20th), you will go here:  
(Bookmark this page + print this email!)

Each day of the event, 5-6 interviews will be made available for you to watch at the location above for a 24-hour period!

New interviews will be made available starting at 9 a.m. (PST) and will be available until 8:59 a.m. (PST) the following day.  


New interviews become available daily, January 20-26th at:
9 a.m. PST / 5 p.m. GMT / 12 Noon EST


The current speaker lineup is available for review here:


Each day’s interviews will be available to watch for a 24-hour period.

After that, they will be available for purchase as part of The Survival Summit  archive package, which will allow you to watch all 25+ interviews at your own pace, as many times as you wish.

It will be available for purchase starting Monday, January 26th here:


These are very large files, so we’re making them available via streaming.

(Over 20,788+ Gigabytes of video footage.  Yah. You don’t want to try downloading it. ;-)  

So if you’d like permanent access to the training videos, we suggest that you consider purchasing UNLIMITED archive access, which will be available starting Monday, January 20th.

You’ll be given INSTANT PASSWORD access to the complete interview archive, with all 25+ interviews, available 24/7 to watch at your convenience.

Plus, we’re planning to toss a few bonus gifts and surprises to those who purchase… details to come! ;-)  


Send questions via email to questions@ thesurvivalsummit.com


Join the discussion on our Facebook page here:

Otherwise, mark your calendar and be ready to join us for January 20th.

Because you’re only as strong as your plan!

Chet Womach
Co-Host of TheSurvivalSummit.com

We have no connection to this effort, other than a potential participant.  IF you participate, and have comments, please feel free to share.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Volunteer Firefighter forces dwindle #OKfire

Consider the headline and, then, ask yourself, "who will come to my fire?".

It's hard being a volunteer anything.  Everyone has a job.  The job pays the bills.

Then there's the training, the meetings, the time away from family for calls.

Do you have the desire to help?  Check out "How Do I Become A Volunteer Firefighter?"

Volunteer firefighter forces dwindle

You just read the headline again.  Will YOU respond to your neighbor's fire?  Will they respond to yours?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Resolve to Be Ready 2014 #AltusOK #OKready

"This year's Resolve to be Ready campaign focuses on 'Family Connection' to reinforce the importance of parents including their children in preparedness conversations in advance of potential disasters.

The Ready campaign makes an emergency preparedness resolution easy to keep by recommending families consider these three ideas when making a plan: who to call, where to meet and what to pack.

The campaign includes age-appropriate tools and resources to introduce conversations about disaster preparedness to children on http://1.usa.gov/1fPwO5r, including a downloadable family emergency plan, emergency kit checklists and guidelines on how to make preparedness a year-round family activity. Check out the materials that you can use in your community to get families prepared in 2014.

Preparedness social media messages
#Prepared2014 Thunderclap message
Ready Kids public service announcement and emergency preparedness videos
Downloadable family emergency plan templates, emergency kit checklists, and disaster fact sheets for kids
Facebook cover photo, banner, and square graphic
Learn about these tools in Spanish: Propóngase estar listo en el año 2014"

See more at Resolve to Be Ready 2014 | Ready.gov:

Are you doing anything to prepare for the next disaster?