Thursday, January 28, 2016

4 Winter Emergency Preparedness Tips

4 Winter Emergency Preparedness Tips

"The Northeast is just digging out of the after effects of brutal winter storm Jonas. More than 80 million Americans were affected and eleven states declared a state of emergency. This powerful storm brought down power lines, caused extreme flooding and even took lives.

In Utah, we're not strangers to big snowstorms. Home to "The Greatest Snow on Earth", we like to think we're prepared for when the fluffy white stuff starts to fall. But are you really? Here are some things you need to be really ready for the next big snowstorm."

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

National Fire Prevention Week is October 4 - 10

National Fire Prevention Week is October 4 - 10

Did you know that in a home fire, you have just two minutes to get out safely? That’s why preventive measures like checking your smoke alarms and emergency plans are so critical to keeping you and your family safe.

In just one year, 26 people are alive today thanks to a nationwide campaign spearheaded by the American Red Cross to save lives and reduce injuries from home fire. Join in and learn more about how to be fire safe today by reviewing our simple safety tips and share them with your family and friends. You can also help save even more lives by supporting Red Cross Disaster Relief.

Check out our fire safety tips today and help spread the word >> 

Gail McGovern,
American Red Cross

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Prepare Early...If Not For Yourself, Then For Those Less Fortunate

Erin McBride, a friend of Emergency Essentials, was asked to share her experiences with preparedness while in the very midst of a major tropical storm. As a person dedicated to the health and welfare of those less fortunate, her perspective is turned outward, focusing less upon her own well-being, and more upon the interests of those she serves.

elderly man at empty shelves in  shop scratches in  nape"It was a very humbling moment for me. Families were giving up precious healthcare to get milk and bread. The poorest of families couldn’t get to the store yesterday when the shelves were full. They had to wait for their food stamps. Meanwhile, individuals like me, that didn’t need to wait for the first of the month, and could have better prepared in advance, were keeping these families from getting what they needed." 

Read the entire post at Emergency Essential website following the link below:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Barocook Flameless Cooking

Check out this alternative to cook your freeze dried prep meals with:

Introducing Barocook Flameless Cookware:

Barocook is the latest innovation in emergency cooking. With a little water or snow, you can activate the heat packs and your meal will be hot and ready to eat within minutes. Because it is flameless and produces no carbon monoxide, the Barocook can safely be used indoors or in other confined spaces.

To see the Barocook products in action, check out our product test on 
YouTube by clicking here.

We are excited to announce that Campfire Meals® will now be carrying several of Barocook's most popular products.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Class - Amateur Radio Technician Level

Announcing a new course to become licensed as an amateur radio Technician level

Marvin Match (call sign KA7TPH) will be giving free instruction to prepare for taking the FCC exam for the Technician level in amateur radio (ham radio).  Instruction begins this Thursday, September 24, 7 p.m., at the LDS Pioneer Stake Center, 1401 West 700 So., SLC, in the Relief Society room.  Classes will be approximately two hours long.  Marv anticipates the course will last about eight weeks, depending on the needs of the group.  Marv says, "If someone wants to come in part way through, that's OK too."

I additionally recommend attendance for anyone who already has his/her license in amateur radio already but would like a refresher on the diverse principles and practices for ham radio.  Marv has been active in amateur radio for decades, is an electrical engineer and enjoys the hands-on activities of making radio-related components inexpensively.

Marv will be teaching from the Technician manual by Gordon West and will be selling those at the class for $20 each.  You do not have to purchase a manual to attend the course.
An exam is required for FCC licensing and costs $14 or $15 at the time of testing.

After this Technician course, Marv will hold a course for the General then Extra levels of licensure, if anyone is interested.

Registration for Marv's course is not required.  Come one, come all and let your family, friends, neighbors and community know about this special opportunity to add emergency communications to your arsenal of emergency response preparedness!
Susan Smith, President
Salt Lake Crossroads Amateur Radio Club

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Blood Moon Science...and Why You Should Still Prepare

In ancient times, blood moons were looked upon in many different ways, depending on the culture of
the people. The ancient Inca, for example, believed that during a lunar eclipse, the moon was being attacked by a jaguar. That’s why the moon appeared to turn a blood-red.

If something happened that they didn't understand, people would come up with stories to explain these celestial phenomenon. Even natural disasters were explained using stories and were thought to occur because of a displeased god or goddess. Today, we’re pretty sure a jaguar in the sky has nothing to do with the lunar eclipse or the moon turning red. In fact, a lunar eclipse – and the resulting blood moon – can be explained by science. And so can all the other natural disasters we see happening around us.

So what does this mean for you?  Click on the link below to continue reading the full article from Emergency Essentials.

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

 September is National Preparedness month and is a great time to make an emergency communication plan for your family. FEMA hopes you will spend time together with your family and talk about how you will contact each other and where you will meet should disaster strike. Learn More:

Here are some things you can do to get started:

  • Check out weekly themes. Each week in September will focus on a specific hazard. Resources and tips will be posted for each one.
  • Register for National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30. Participate in America's PrepareAthon! and register your own event or join other activities and events. 

Visit Salt Lake City's Emergency Management webpage for other preparedness tips and to learn about the City's emergency programs.