How to get your car ready for Winter Weather Driving

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How to Teach your Kids to Call 9-1-1

How well you respond to emergency situations whether a house fire or a heart attack depends upon how well you’ve practiced your response.  That’s why it’s so important to practice your first aid and CPR skills as an adult and as a kid, you need to practice knowing how to call 9-1-1.  Use this simple [...]

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How to Turn off the Electricity

During an emergency, especially those that are ground moving such as earthquakes, you’ll need to know how to turn off your utilities to avoid leaks, fires or flooding damage.  It’s best to learn and practice now, before an emergency strikes.  Here’s the information you need to know to turn your electricity off: Where: time to [...]

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How to Shut off the Water Main

During an emergency, especially those that are ground moving such as earthquakes, you’ll need to know how to turn off your utilities to avoid leaks, fires or flooding damage.  It’s best to learn and practice now, before an emergency strikes.  Here’s the information you need to know to turn your water mains off: Where: the [...]

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How to Shut off the Gas

During an emergency, especially those that are ground moving such as earthquakes, you’ll need to know how to turn off your utilities to avoid leaks, fires or flooding damage.  It’s best to learn and practice now, before an emergency strikes.  Here’s the information you need to know to turn your gas off: Where: the gas [...]

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How to Communicate with your Family During a Disaster

The thing about emergencies is that they never happen at a convenient time.  There is a good chance that the emergency could hit during the day, when your kids are at school and you and your spouse are at work or home.  If you live in an area like Portland, OR, where I’m from, it’s [...]

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How to Create a Family Emergency Meeting Place

Having a plan for your family during emergencies and natural disasters removes worries and alleviates stress during extremely difficult times.  If your family all knows your family emergency meeting places, you can focus your energies on recovering from a disaster instead of responding.  Setting up a family emergency meeting place is easy and takes just [...]

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How to Safely Back-Up your Personal Data

In times of quick evacuations, the last thing you have time for is compiling all your important data to take with you.  By taking a few steps now to back-up your personal data, you’ll be ready to go at a moment’s notice.  By automating the system you’ll be able to set it and forget it, [...]

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