Daylight Savings: Three Tips to “Fall Back” into Fall
Sunday, November 4, Daylight Saving Time ends and we set our clocks back an hour. Take advantage of extra sleep, then take a few simple steps to make your home more disaster-resilient:
Verify your carbon monoxide and smoke detector work. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for testing the equipment to ensure it is functioning appropriately. Invest in new detectors if they’re near or past the manufacturer’s recommended replacement age.
Check your emergency kit. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you or survive on your own after a disaster. Ensure you have an adequate supply of non-perishable food, water and medications to last your family at least 72 hours, along with a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
Confirm your insurance coverage & home inventory list are up-to-date. Review your insurance policies and meet with your agent to ensure you’re fully covered for the hazards you face. Be sure to keep a written and visual (i.e., videotaped or photographed) record of all major household items and valuables, even those stored in basements, attics or garages. Create files that include serial numbers and store receipts for major appliances and electronics. Have jewelry and artwork appraised. These documents are important when filing insurance claims.
Find more emergency preparedness information and tips at www.ready.gov.
Because of an abrupt change in schedules, October fizzled out quick. But November should be nicer.
First week: I’ll be working with the team at Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office and County Exec on a few social media things.
Second week: Bunch of tactical stuff including more video fun. #PewPew
Third week: I have been reassigned to teach in Region-1 in New Hampshire. So for those that inquired, I will not be able to attend the 2015 EM Conference in Vegas. #boo
Fourth week: Heading to Chicago! And yes, I’m considering attempting to deep fry a turkey. I’m hoping NOT to burn the city down #DFT2015
Fifth week (sorta): Leading into December, I will most likely be assigned to FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness for additional training with External Affairs or the Recovery Directorate. Fun in Region-4 Alabama!
In my spare November time, I might be able to close a few national projects still on the table. Things should fall into place for December and January 2016.
Viewing and funeral information for slain Cleveland Fire Lieutenant William Walker
The viewings will be on Saturday, November 9th “B” from 1-5pm and Sunday, November 10th “C” from 10am-5pm at the EF Boyd and Son Funeral Home, 15357 Euclid Ave., East Cleveland 44112.
There will be a service on Monday, November 11th “A” at 2pm at the Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland 44114. There will be a family hour starting at 1pm at the Public Auditorium.
MEMBERS WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FINAL SALUTE SHOULD BE IN FULL CLASS “A” (including caps) AND REPORT TO THE PUBLIC AUDITORIUM AT NOON ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH.
Reminder: The Association of Cleveland Fire Fighters has established the William Walker Family Assistance Fund to provide financial assistance to the surviving spouse and dependent children of the late William Walker. Contributions can be made directly at any branch of the Firefighters Community Credit Union.
Have any information in connection with the death of Cleveland Fire Lt. William Walker? Please contact Cleveland Police Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464.