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Posts Tagged ‘preparedness’

Living (and Preaching) the Sheltered Life

Stick Family under a roof

One organization’s approach to bomb shelters, community relations and longevity. By:  Sharon Packer If you’re concerned about civil defense and want to promote bomb shelters, here are some suggestions from Civil Defense Volunteers of Utah, now starting its 11th year of community service.  (Originally published in 1997.  The Utah Civil Defense Volunteers group is still…

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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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My disaster preparedness secret weapon: Hydrogen Peroxide

BY??ALEX HOLLINGS When putting together a disaster plan, it???s important to prioritize human needs in the way that you prepare.?? To put together a solid short-term??survival??plan, you need only to address the most basic of human necessities: water, shelter, food, and security, but as short-term survival transitions into ???well I guess this is what???s left…

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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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11 Tips for a Safe 4th of July

Medical Author:??Melissa Conrad St??ppler, MD Medical Editor:??William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Be a safe swimmer. Water sports and fireworks are two of the biggest pastimes for Fourth of July celebrations, and these are both linked to numerous deaths and injuries each year. Never??swim??alone, and make sure that kids’ water play is adequately supervised…

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Roadblocks to Civil Defense

By Eugene P. Wigner??– (Nov. 1902 – Jan. 1995) ??Renowned physicist and civil defense analyst. Won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1963. (NOTE: This article was originally published in one of TACDA’s first issues of the Journal of Civil Defense??- forty-six years ago, June 1968. It is interesting that, even after all these years,…

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