National Preparedness Month continues with the third week focus on practicing and building your plans. It also includes plans to reconnect with your family after a disaster. A family emergency communication plan is an essential component of emergency planning.
The theme for the second week of National Preparedness Month is helping your neighbors and your community. Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast. According to a 2016 National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46. Life-threatening injuries require immediate action to prevent an injured person from dying.
In the wake of the massive Equifax security breach that has potentially made 143 million Americans vulnerable identity theft, many are left wonder what they can do to protect themselves from identify thieves and financial issues that result from having their personal information used fraudulently.
As Labor Day and the end of summer approaches, it's a great time to take stock of the trees in our urban landscapes. August is National Tree Check Month. Why is it important to check our trees and make sure they are healthy, strong and pest-free?
The message from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the friends and families of Veterans during Suicide Prevention Month is simple: Be There.
"We know that in 2014, an average of 20 Veterans a day died in this country from suicide, which is 20 too many," said VA Secretary David J. Shulkin. "This is a national public health crisis requiring a national public health approach. When it comes to preventing Veteran suicide, VA can't - and should not - do this alone."
Have you ever found yourself walking around only to look up at just the right moment before you slam into a wall or another person? Who knew walking could be so dangerous?
Colorado has faced its share of disasters. In the last few years we have seen fires, floods and major weather storms. How many businesses were lost to those who were unprepared and did not protect their livelihood, their investment, or their business? According to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, "One in four small businesses shut their doors after suffering a major catastrophe."
Learn how to provide emergency care for pets until veterinary assistance is available
For more than 100 years, the American Red Cross has been training people to perform first aid skills so they could save the lives of others. Now, the organization announces the release of its new Cat and Dog First Aid online course so that owners will know what to do in an emergency until veterinary care is available.