An active shooter incident is a situation in which people in a confined or populated area are threatened with deadly violence. Incidents can happen anywhere and at any time. The best way to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe is to prepare ahead of time.
Taking a few steps now and mentally rehearsing what to do can help you react quickly when every second counts.
To help you prepare, review the Prepareathon How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Scenario Guide that outlines steps you can take before, during, and after an active shooter incident.
The guide also includes:
To learn more about preparing for an active shooter incident, read this story featuring Augustana College in Rock Island, IL where 1,700 students, 150 staff members, and 34 local agencies, organizations, and public safety departments participated in a full-scale active shooter exercise.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Building emergency supply kits, developing emergency plans, and participating in disaster drills are important emergency preparedness activities. Another important part of being prepared includes being financially ready before an emergency happens?
April is Financial Literacy Month, which serves as an effort to teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. This includes knowing what to do if you are impacted by a disaster.
“Just a couple of months ago a tornado hit about five miles from my home,” said Rod Griffin during Prepareathon’s Financial Preparedness Periscope. “And, one of things we saw was that personal documents end up in the wind, literally.” Rod works for Experian, a company which performs as a credit bureau.
The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK), a joint publication fromOperation Hope and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, contains information for you to prepare now for a financial emergency. It includes guidance on having adequate insurance, a plan to pay your bills, and accessing your important records as well as information on establishing accounts to help you get back on your feet faster.
Share with us on social media when you complete your EFFAK by posting, “I’ve completed my Emergency Financial First Aid Kit and you should too!”http://bit.ly/finprep #Prepareathon #FLM2017
Financial Preparedness Resources
· The EFFAK in English, Spanish, and a reader enabled English version that is fillable online. (2015 version)
· Watch this video from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau- Saving for Financial Shocks and Emergencies.
Financial preparedness is one of the many ways to participate in Prepareathon (formerly America’s PrepareAthon!), a grassroots, community-based campaign for action to get families, organizations, and entire communities better prepared for emergencies.
As part of the Prepareathon campaign, we invite you to register your preparedness action at www.ready.gov/prepare.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Did you or your organization make a difference to advance disaster preparedness in your community? The time is near for submitting applications for the 2017 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards.
Since 2009, these awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward strengthening their community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster.
To learn more about the FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards, visit http://www.ready.gov/
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
#SafePlaceSelfie is a grass roots campaign as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation to get individuals, businesses, and all organizations ready, responsive, and resilient to extreme weather events.
Knowing your "safe place" when extreme weather threatens is the #1 preparedness action anyone can take. To this end, a social media campaign will be launched the week of, culminating in a Tweet Chat on Thursday, April 6.
Take a #SafePlaceSelfie, share it on social media starting NOAA’s Tweet Chat on .and participate in
Saturday, April 1, 2017
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division in partnership with the San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) invites you to join the ”Using Twitter to save lives” training event. Members of the San Francisco NERT will share information on how volunteers can use Twitter during a disaster. This includes how to quickly report and verify the most critical information within a 140-character limit. The team will also teach you how to gather and report information which can reduce the number of emergency calls to 911 to help make sure every call gets through to a response operator.
Featured Speakers from San Francisco NERT:
- Anietie Ekanem, CEO and Chief Solutions Guru, Social Niche Guru Inc.
- Brooke Rogers, Freelance Digital Content Producer, San Francisco NERT
Friday, March 31, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible. Every state has some risk of this hazard.
Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long.
Make sure you’re ready for a tornado with the How to Prepare for a Tornado Guide from Prepareathon (formerly America’s PrepareAthon!) that explains how to protect yourself and details the steps to take now so that you can act quickly at a time when every second counts.
Learn more tips from Ready.gov:
Important Web sites
- Altus Air Base Weather
- Altus Air Force Base MOU
- Altus Area Google Alerts
- Altus Area Scanner Feed
- Altus EM Calendar
- Altus Skywarn Association
- Altus/Jackson County Emergency Operations Plan (2011)
- Altus/Jackson County Local Emergency Planning Committee
- AltusEM on Paper.LI
- Amber Alerts Oklahoma
- American Red Cross
- Are You Ready?
- Business Blog from SWTC
- City of Altus
- Civil Air Patrol
- Emergency Managers' Contact List
- Google Mail
- National Hazard Mitigation Association
- National Weather Service
- NWS Enhanced Page
- Oklahoma Emergency Management
- Oklahoma Homeland Security
- Oklahoma Ice Map
- Oklahoma State Emergency Operations Plan
- Operation CARE
- Prepare Before Disaster Strikes
- Preparedness Calendar
- Quanah, TX Weather Station
- Radio Reference Scanner Link
- Spotter Network
- Taking Shelter from the Storm