NPM

National Preparedness Month is September.


NPM9 – Flooding Safety 101

Cars are stranded on 288 at the 610 loop, which became flooded (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

Flooding is a temporary overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry. Flooding may happen with only a few inches of water, or it may cover a house to the rooftop. There are many possible causes of floods including heavy rain or … read more


NPM3 – With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

When faced with a power outage, or when using a generator for remote power, be sure to stay safe. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers the following cautions on the use of gas-powered generators and other tools:

Shock and Electrocution

  • Quick guide print out for generator safety

    Never attach a generator directly to the electrical system of structure

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NPM2 – Your Foundation – Rock or Sand?

It doesn’t matter whether you are Latter-Day Saint, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Atheist, Muslim, Pastafarian, or something else… your beliefs are very important to you.  They color and guide every aspect of your life despite the level of importance that you may ascribe to them now.

In an unexpected, or unplanned situation most folks will turn immediately to their core values … read more


NPM 1 – Always have ICE

ICE stands for In Case of Emergency.  Most new mobile phones have this contact title pre-programmed so please fill in the appropriate number for your emergency contact, and if you don’t have this contact programmed in your phone, you should create one! Do it today.  Emergency personnel look for the ICE contact in phones as a matter of routine.

As … read more