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Posts Tagged ‘disaster’

The Real Risks of Fire

Fire Safety and Survival By Jay Whimpey, PE, TACDA Board Member There are over 360,000 house fires in the United States every year with a substantial number of injuries and deaths. Eighty percent of the deaths and injuries occur in residential structures, with most of those fatalities occurring while those people are asleep. We can…

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Let There Be Truth.

Let There Be Truth Government, the military and industry have sunk billions into special protective measures for leadership, staff and critical systems in case of nuclear war. But for John Doe, the taxpayer who foots the bill – and his family? . . . Read on. By Frank Williams (Journal of Civil Defense, Jan-Feb 1978)…

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Roadblocks to Civil Defense

Roadblocks to Civil Defense By Eugene P. Wigner A renowned physicist and civil defense analyst probes behind the mask of apathy in the United States. (Originally printed in the first Journal of Civil Defense, May-June 1968, Vol. 1 No. 1) I have often tried to explain the need for a vigorous civil defense effort, why…

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When You Know the Storm is Coming.

We know there are all kinds of great lists out there, especially pertaining to emergency preparedness. ??We love this one by blogger, Mike Smith, and wanted to share … Get them done immediately! Get prescriptions refilled now, especially if your doctor must approve the refill. If you have a relative at home that requires electricity…

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The Military: making a difference

A not so well known story from the Pentagon on 9-11-2011 (Author Unknown) During a visit with a fellow chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, I had a chance to hear a first-hand account of an incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon. The chaplain told me what happened…

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Paper, Plastic … or Cloth?

By Jim Rawles We’re sharing an article from our Journal of Civil Defense a few years back – originally found on Survivalblog.com A couple of years ago I was watching a commercial on television that showed two young men as they stood in a check-out line at a grocery store with a 6 pack of…

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Super Storm “Sandy” Forum Report

(photo credit: ??wunderground.com – google images) TACDA was given permission by Pat Jones (Executive Director and CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, Washington, DC)??to share the following report: Sandy Forum Report Final?? (click to read the pdf report finding) The IBTTA Forum took place just months after Sandy devastated a swath of…

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… After an Earthquake

What to Do After an Earthquake Expect aftershocks. These secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than the main quake but can be strong enough to do additional damage to weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks, or even months after the quake. Listen to a battery-operated radio or television. Listen for…

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Assisting Children in Emotionally Overcoming Stress, Trauma, and Fear

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By Josh Lemon ???Bad things happen. As much as we might wish otherwise, close friends and relatives die, painful things happen to our bodies, there are natural disasters and war, and sometimes people do senselessly horrible things to other people.??? ??? George Bonanno and Anthony Mancini. The recent devastation of Hurricane Sandy crossed over 24…

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