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ALL YOU GRILLERS OUT THERE — This Memorial Day, on Monday, May 27, will mark the beginning of summer for many New Yorkers, and with it, the start of the grilling season. Following proper safety … more
Emergencies happen anytime, day or night. In particular, a fire or a medical issue requiring immediate action and transportation can happen to all of us.  Traditionally in rural areas, … more
NEW YORK STATE — Volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) in the Empire State are hurting, and a quick-fix bandage isn’t the cure. Steve Kroll, chair of the New York State … more
At the Federal level Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) P.O. Box 10055 Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055 800/621-3362 Natural disasters and emergency management. Federal … more
Go bags, aka emergency kits, can range from a basic three-day bag to multiple plastic tubs meant for a longer-term crisis. What you choose to take is up to you. But here are some items to … more
What if a disaster happens, and you’re far from civilization? Here are a few basic survival skills that can be important in an emergency situation. There are plenty of classes available; … more
Emergencies can happen suddenly. Here are steps you should take so that your family is ready if something terrible happens. Start here for the basics, and visit for more. Make a … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — “We respond to disasters and emergencies, and work hand-in-hand with all the other agencies,” replied John S. Hauschild, Sullivan County Fire Coordinator 53-1 … more
Compiled by TED WADDELL When a disaster hits, depending upon the severity and scope of the incident, a wide range of emergency services—federal, state and local—has been established … more
NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA — With their proximity to major cities like Philadelphia and New York City, Wayne and Pike counties have experienced the unusual trends of population spikes resulting … more
REGION — The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services published a comprehensive guide to disaster preparedness titled “Emergency Information Handbook.” … more
How many of you think you’ll be affected by a disaster? And what are you doing to get ready for it? According to a 2019 poll by the American Institute of CPAs, 61 percent of Americans … more
REGION — As people focus on the importance of escape plans in a fire during Fire Prevention Month 2022, it’s crucial to not lose sight of the most important tip: Prevent a structure fire … more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — During a recent foam fire-fighting training session, Honesdale’s deputy chief, Brian Dulay, said that due to necessary expansion of the town’s sewer plant, which … more
NATIONWIDE — If you are an older adult, or a person with a disability, it is all the more important that you plan an escape route in case of fire, according to the National Fire Protection … more
NORTH BRANCH, NY — Asked for his take on “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape,” the theme of the National Fire Prevention Association’s (NFPA) fire safety campaign during … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — In a few short words, David Casey, chief of the Narrowsburg Fire Department, summed up the sense of dedicated camaraderie felt among the men and women who make up the legions … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — John S. Hauschild, Sullivan County fire coordinator (53-1), summed up his take on “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.” That’s the campaign slogan … more
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