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Posts Tagged ‘family protection’

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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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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History of the 1960s Fallout Shelter Program

In response to an inquiry by Michael McFall, reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune By Paul Seyfried The National Facility Survey, done in the 1960s, reveals a valuable history of fallout shelters. President Kennedy was a strong advocate of a national shelter program, much like Switzerland???s shelter program is today. His shelter program was modeled…

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Christmas Safety Tips

The staff and volunteers at the Red Cross offer these safety tips to help keep the season safe, happy and bright. ???1. Prepare your vehicle for traveling to grandmother???s house. Build an emergency kit and include items such as blankets, jumper cables, road maps, shovel and extra clothing. ???2. Drive your sleigh and reindeer safely.…

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Fallout Shelters

TACDA received the following email from a concerned citizen: Hello, Due to heightened world tensions I recently contacted Emergency Services here in Lane County Oregon to see if we had any public fallout shelters near my town of Florence. I was surprised to discover the public shelter program no longer exists. They didn’t even know…

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Location, Location, Location!

By Paul Seyfried and Sharon Packer (www.utahsheltersystems.com) Tips to know when starting your fallout shelter … Choose your underground (UG) site carefully.?? The first attribute for a good shelter location is an area with a low water table- that is, an area where you can dig a trench 18 to 20 feet deep without hitting…

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