Nine more radiation monitoring stations added to B.C. coast

Health Canada will activate another nine radiation monitoring stations on the B.C. coast in the next few days despite assurances from the government agency that the health risk from Japan's damaged nuclear reactors is negligible in Canada. The extra stations will be set up as a precautionary measure to ensure Canadians are safe, according to health officials who issued a statement Friday stating the health risk to Canadians is minimal. "Given the thousands of kilometres between Japan and Canada's west coast, any radioactive material that might be pushed eastward via wind patterns is expected to be dispersed over the ocean long before it reaches Canada," the statement said. Read more:

CERT Training

Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness group sponsored a CERT training class October 3, 4, and 5th 2010.  19 students were in attendance and PREP now has two certified CERT instructors who live in Point Roberts.  Congratulations to the PREP team, CERT instructors Virginia Lester/Andrew Breiteneder, and CERT grads!

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month!

Washington state is subject to a variety of potential natural disasters - flooding, earthquakes, volcanic activity, severe cold. Be well prepared at home and at work by developing a strong emergency response plan. Here is just one site to visit to start your planning: http://www.ready.gov/america/npm10/index.html Don't be caught unprepared!

As Nation Marks 9/11 Anniversary, 20 Ideas To Improve Citizen Preparedness & Engagement

 September 10th, 2010-(In Case Of Emergency, Read Blog).

 
As the U.S. marks the ninth anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to post some ideas that I think would help raise citizen preparedness and engagement. The recommendations come from discussions that I have had with people involved in all aspects of the issue, my own experiences as a parent and CERT member in New York City, as well as from the input I have received from blog readers over the past couple of years.
 
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Why Aren’t Americans More Prepared for Disasters?

Why Aren’t Americans More Prepared for Disasters? By SARAH LASKOW 9/3/10 3:21 PM Part of FEMA’s business is to make sure that Americans are prepared to respond to disasters, and in September — National Preparedness Month — the agency tries to hammer home the message, recommending a three step plan: get a kit, make a plan, be informed. Read the whole article at: http://washingtonindependent.com/96672/why-arent-americans-more-prepared...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

On a clear and lightly windy June 17th, the folks of P.R.E.P came forth and presented the second annual evening of wonderful food at South Beach House and music by a local group. Well, the word local doesn't describe the superb musical talents of Gil and Ellen and Craddock. They were amazing. They braved through the wind and coolness with musicality seldom heard on the 'Point'. We loved them and the dinner guests loved them. Many braved the cool wind to dance to the music.

Let’s Shake Up the Point

Your PREP volunteers are pleased to announce that the 2nd annual PREP/Food Bank “Let’s Shake Up the Point” fundraiser will be held Thursday, June 17 at 6 p.m. at the South Beach House restaurant. Music, dancing, dinner and silent auction are the events for the evening. All this for $25 per person. This is a time to get together with all your friends for a fun-filled evening. All 126 tickets sold out last year and sales will start in May. You can also call Henry at 945-1711 to buy a ticket! Hope to see you all again this year!

Tylenol And Motrin Included In Recall On Childrens Medicine 2010

McNeil health and the FDA have announced a "precautionary" recall on children's medicine 2010. Tylenol, Motrin, and Benadryl are all involved within the recall on children's medicine 2010. You can get a small loan of a coupon or refund for the product if you report it to McNeil Healthcare. No matter what you do, the FDA and the childrens medicine manufacturer both suggest you discontinue use of these medicines.

What caused the recall on children's medicine 2010

Are You Ready? ........An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness Now available!

Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (IS-22) is FEMA’s most comprehensive source on individual, family, and community preparedness. The guide has been revised, updated, and enhanced in August 2004 to provide the public with the most current and up-to-date disaster preparedness information available. Get the whole story at http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/index.shtm Download the complete pdf and Videos at http://www.fema.gov/pdf/areyouready/areyouready_full.pdf

April is Disaster Preparedness Month – are you prepared?

April is Disaster Preparedness Month in Washington state and there’s no better time for families and households  get involved and be prepared. Here are some opportunities  to get involved:

http://humaninterests.seattle.gov/2010/04/20/its-disaster-preparedness-month-are-you-prepared/

Katla is Second Iceland Volcano to Watch

(CANVAS STAFF REPORTS) - Just as European officials began loosening restrictions on air travel a week after volcanic ash shrouded skies over the continent and halted air travel, another Icelandic volcano has officials concerned. http://www.myfoxnepa.com/dpps/news/dpgoh-katla-second-iceland-volcano-to-watch-eyjafjallajokull-hekla-fc-20100421_7160796

Ash Seen Posing Little Health Danger

LONDON — As the Icelandic volcano continues to spew ash across much of Europe, questions are circulating about whether the fine airborne particles of rock and glass pose health or environmental risks.  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/health/19iht-health.html

Earthquake insurance worth the cost?

When an earthquake shook her house on Sunday, Jessica Weatherby didn't panic. "We had no worries," said Weatherby, a California resident. "That's why you have earthquake insurance." Read more: http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_14857292#ixzz0koR9EX1T
 

Small asteroid flies safely by Earth (April 09, 2010)

A Guide to Organizing Neighborhoods for Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Organization/Structure Progression Guide

www.preparenow.org/marin-g.html

Local Neighborhood forms neighborhood Disaster Committee which includes a Chairperson and other neighborhood members who develop a Neighborhood Disaster Plan which includes a Neighborhood Coordinator who oversees Neighborhood Liaisons and Neighborhood Teams


HAM IT UP

Community Info:  Point Roberts needs Ham operators

September Tip: Be a community team player.  Learn--Practice--Learn. Have an exit plan for emergencies.(Fire, Earthquakes, Tsunamis)  EDITH can save your life.  So can a Ham.   Call Jud @ 945-0533 for more information.


VERY IMPORTANT   THE FIRE DEPARTMENT--CERT--PREP  are one team. ---FIRE folks lead.---Our one goal is to save your life.
Any takers??? We need your assistance.  Let's work together to protect our community.   

 

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