Multi-purpose binder clips help a lot #NatlPrep #Prepared2014

Rounding the corner through the first week of 2014 National Preparedness Month!

“Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Of course you need to be prepared right?!?!? My goal is to provide actionable information so that you can better prepare you and your family.

This week’s theme is consistent with FEMA’s National Preparedness Campaign: Reconnect with Family After a Disaster.

#4: Multi-purpose binder clips help keep wires organized for easy visual access to connection points #NatlPrep #Prepared2014

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These office binder clips allow me to keep things organized, clean, stowed neatly, and tied down as I travel around. Additionally, I am able to pair the ends of the cables together so I can immediately see the end attachment points.

(And who doesn’t love binder clips right?)

I have assessed my entire family’s cell phones and mobile devices and found that this lightning cable is needed by everyone. We are an iPhone 5 & 5s family.

Not pictured above, are my micro USB cables which charge other mobile devices. Everyone should plan on supporting power needs for the family’s mobile devices (tablets) and accessories (keyboards).

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Assessing the entire family’s cell phone power needs before a disaster can ensure that your family will remain connected through and after a disaster.

Family first peeps!

@rusnivek

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Cell phone WITH cables and external power supply #NatlPrep #Prepared2014

Half way through the first week of 2014 National Preparedness Month!

“Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Lots to do…just be prepared!

This week’s theme is consistent with FEMA’s National Preparedness Campaign: Reconnect with Family After a Disaster.

#3: Have extra cables w/ multi-option external power supply for charging your cell phone. #NatlPrep #Prepared2014

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Because we use/push more information and data, our power consumption has skyrocketed. I find that having extra cables in various lengths will make life easier when charging your phone. Keeping your family informed before/during/after a disaster is so important – so keep your mobile devices charged!

Additionally, my extra battery pack has gets used almost daily. Busy lifestyles call for travel or remote working options so choose one that has a USB connection(s) so you can charge your various mobile devices.

Because you never want to be *that guy* or *that girl* who hides in the corner next to a smelly garbage can to use the lonely random plug because of this…

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@rusnivek

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Use ALL your tools to communicate during a disaster #NatlPrep #Prepared2014

Hello from the first week of 2014 National Preparedness Month!

“Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Just a reminder, throughout this month, I’ll be pushing preparedness stuff…for free! No fuss – no muss!

This week’s theme is consistent with FEMA’s National Preparedness Campaign: Reconnect with Family After a Disaster.

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#2: Have at least two (2) ways to communicate with your family before & during & after an emergency. Cell phone, text msg, Tweets, Email, Post, Pin, Snaps…use it all!

Yep, I’ll be revisiting my family’s communications plan tonight. Will you?

@rusnivek

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Hold the phone…literally!

Hold the phone…literally!

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With the weekend upon us, this should serve as your Friday public safety message to start the weekend.

#smem #socialmedia #safety #ems #emt #paramedic #ema #emergency #management #fire #firefighter #police #law #dept #rescue

@rusnivek

Its #EMSWeek2014 – We need your help in roadway safety #Paramedic #EMT #Firefighter

It’s #EMSWeek2014 – Stressing safety to everyone is an important part of our job.

We are seeing more car crashes due to distracted driving. Put down your phone and pay attention to the road. As emergency responders, I would hate to meet you for the first time like this…

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Worse yet, we don’t want to get hit.

 

Distracted driving can injure and kill. Remember, don’t text and drive.

Please, share this message with others and stress the importance of roadway safety.

And again, thank all your first responders for their dedicated service.

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@rusnivek

Free safety tips for all your Halloween shenanigans …I mean fun #trickortreat

Halloween is here in NE Ohio, and safety is still the most important part of the Halloween operation.

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To aid in your shenanigans I mean Halloween activities, here are some tips for you and your family to use during trick-or-treat fun:

  • Check your local newspaper, municipality’s website, or social media feed to get updates on times for trick-or-treating.
  • Make sure you have several working flashlight and so that everyone traveling in your party can be seen.
  • Only visit houses with porch lights that are turned on.
  • Be vigilant while crossing the street – look both ways before you cross and ALWAYS company children.
  • Stay in groups and keep an eye out for each other while trick-or-treating.
  • Hopefully your costumes are bright and reflective. If not, consider affixing reflective stickers or buttons to your costume to make you more visible to motorists.
  • Your costumes accessories should be made from soft pliable materials.
  • Do not eat any candy until you return home to your parents.
  • All parents should inspect and review all candy collected before allowing children to consume.
  • Discard any candy that show signs of tampering and throw away any candy that is not sealed or in the original packaging.
  • After you eat a ton of candy, don’t forget to brush your teeth.

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If you are driving this Halloween season, DRIVE SLOWLY! Never text while driving – it is a distraction and likely illegal in many cities. Children will be out and about – so keep a sharp eye for everyone on the street.

Hope you have a fun Halloween this year.

@rusnivek