Help your Grandparents out by doing this with them #NatlPrep #PrepareAthon

Still the second week of 2016 National Preparedness Month and hey you – I see you!

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This week, we are focusing on helping family complete their family emergency communications plan. That’s right – go and help your Grandfather and/or Grandmother out!

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Helping everyone in your family can better prepare them for a disaster or emergency.

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Be a good Grandson or Granddaughter and help out now. Don’t hesitate.

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“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

@rusnivek

 

 

Sharing your #Family #Emergency #Communications #Plan with First Responders #NatlPrep #PrepareAthon

Happy National Preparedness month! The focus during this second week is on preparing friends and family for different emergencies.

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Showcasing the skills of local first responders are incredibly important to adults AND kids. And sharing important information (like a Family Emergency Communications Plan) with first responders is critical.

National Preparedness Month that promotes creating family emergency communications plans.

National Preparedness Month that promotes creating family emergency communications plans.

Often times, we overlook explaining what actually happens during an emergency.

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So take the time to explain to your kids that during an emergency, ALL first responders are there to help. And of course, don’t forget to teach your children to dial 9-1-1.

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Reminder: When teaching children to call 9-1-1, do not verbally say “Nine-Eleven” as there is not an eleven button on the phone.

Do it today!

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“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

@rusnivek

#Snax will help better prepare your friends and family #NatlPrep #PrepareAthon

Preparing for emergencies isn’t exactly a fun thing to do….but snacks will make it easier!!!

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Include your family and friends in your preparedness plans help calm their fears.

Many people will not digest information correctly and/or not take things seriously.

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But if you talk to them and help them assemble their preparedness kits WITH SNAX, you will have helped increase their readiness for any disaster/emergency.

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That’s cool. So don’t wait…

Now is the right time to discuss what to do BEFORE an emergency occurs.

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“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

@rusnivek

National Preparedness Month starts today! #NatlPrep #PrepareAthon

Welcome to National Preparedness Month – my favorite month!

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I’m so excited #Obv

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Lots of great things are happening across the country. So many public safety pros are contributing and supporting their communities this year.

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Trust me, across this great country, I’ve presented a bunch, shared some engaging ideas, and made lots of phone calls.

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Excited to see everyone’s A-game on Preparedness. For more ideas, check out www.ready.gov

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“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

@rusnivek

Busy September 2016 = National Preparedness Month #NatlPrep #PrepareAthon

August was solid, but September is going to be huge because it’s NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH!!!!!

First and second week, it’ll all be planning for a gigantic upcoming all-hazards PIO/PAO Conference.

Third week will be spent teaching ICS-300 for Ohio EMA to my friends in the SW part of Ohio. And then on Friday, attending the Ohio PIO Symposium.

Fourth week, I’ll be teaching at Washington DC’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management EOC. Upon return, then presenting at the Wayne County (Ohio) Fire Chief’s Conference on PIO/Social Media.

Fifth week, I’ll be presenting on PIO and cyber at the infrastructure at the statewide infrastructure protection conference in Region-7. Who knows, if I can do it, maybe some tactical training in Alliance too. #pewpew

And ALL month long, I’ll be participating in National Preparedness month activities that you can share with your constituents. If we can better prepare our peeps, we can increase our national level of community resilience.

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Thanks to the www.ready.gov program, it is easier than ever to get involved and prepared.

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Hope to see you engaging during this important month.

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

@rusnivek

Tomorrow is the start of… #NatlPrep #PrepareAthon

Tomorrow is the start of the 2016 National Preparedness Month. MY FAVORITE MONTH!

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For those in public safety, this is an incredibly important month where we highlight preparedness efforts for all of our personnel and general public.

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If you’ve sat in any of my classes before, you know that I am passionate about sharing the message of preparedness.

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Lots of big plans including a special trip to Washington DC. Details to follow.

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What the what?

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Hi Craig-You know I double-checked my emergency preparedness kit. #NatlPrep #PrepareAthon

Everyone is participating. Everyone.

So I hope you join all of us in this national effort and participate because your friends and family look to you for good preparedness information.

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

@rusnivek

Apps away~! #NatlPrep #free #app #tech

Final week of 2015 National Preparedness Month!

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Don’t freak out, still lots of things to do like download a bunch of free apps for your smart phone!

Here’s an example of a good app from the State of North Carolina Emergency Management Agency’s ReadyNC.

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The ReadyNC app It talks about numerous preparedness activities as well as what to do after an emergency. Download it here.

FEMA’s got a great app that you can use to reference great info on disasters and preparedness.

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Additionally you can check out their new Disaster Reporter feature, Social Hub, and get free vetted weather alerts. Download it here.

Easy way to inform others? Get out there and present/share your preparedness efforts with all your partners in public safety.

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You know the phrase: An ounce of prevention/preparedness can save…..

Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.

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Download a bunch of free apps today!.

Get your Mundays over by clicking here!

@rusnivek

Even during a power outage, this still has to work! #NatlPrep

Even during a power outage, this still has to work!

So be a hero and change the batteries in your smoke detector twice a year.

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When seconds count…Do it!

Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.

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Be Ready and start here!

@rusnivek

You got the touch, you got the power! #NatlPrep

4th week of 2015 National Preparedness Month is all about Power outages.

So do you have the power?

OK, that’s one power…but before you stick the Matrix in your chest, maybe simply start by charging your phone.

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Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.

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You’re at your best when the road gets rough…

Be Ready by starting here!

@rusnivek