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11/6/13 FEMA ICPD eBrief

11/6/13 FEMA ICPD eBrief
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Icon for file of type application/pdfRing the Alarm.pdf
As the holiday season approaches, it’s a good time to review fire safety techniques with your family including how to safely put out fires using a portable fire extinguisher. These extinguishers are a valuable resource for immediate use on small fires.
Icon for file of type application/pdfPet Protection.pdf
Dogs and cats are not immune to cold weather. If it is cold for you, it is cold for them! As the winter months approach, don’t forget to keep your pet safe. Create a pet disaster supply kit similar to the one you prepare for yourself.
Icon for file of type application/pdfFlu Fighters.pdf
Flu season has begun! Are you protected? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by various flu viruses that spread when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. About 5 to 20 percent of people in the United States get influenza each year. Flu related complications include pneumonia and dehydration, which can last one to two weeks. In some cases, the flu can also lead to death.
Icon for file of type application/pdfVeteran Salute.pdf
On Veteran’s Day, we thank the men and women who sacrifice their lives to secure the safety of our country by serving in the military and by putting their skills to use with emergency preparedness and disaster relief.