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Quick Emergency Preparedness Tip #3: ICE Your Cell Phone

Quick Emergency Preparedness Tip #3: ICE Your Cell Phone

Today’s tip is an old one but a good one.  Add to your cell phone contacts an entry called “ICE” which stands for “In Case of Emergency.”  Add in the number you want someone to call if (heaven forbid) someone discovers your unconscious body and 

Ruly Ruth: Family Emergency Procedures!

Ruly Ruth: Family Emergency Procedures!

***Military families often live a vagabond existence– moving frequently from place to place and having to form new connections and friendships constantly.  Fortunately, the military (and the military spouses themselves) have organized numerous support networks to help families with all of these transitions.  This month, 

Quick Emergency Preparedness Tip #1:  Sign Up for Facebook or Twitter Updates from FEMA and Your Local Emergency Authority

Quick Emergency Preparedness Tip #1: Sign Up for Facebook or Twitter Updates from FEMA and Your Local Emergency Authority

"DC Earthquake Evacuation." Photo by Stacey Huggins. From the Flickr Creative Commons.

As I wrote about last year, if you are on Facebook or Twitter, it is a really good idea to “Like” or “Follow” FEMA and your local emergency management association. You will be among the first to know about any pending emergency situations pertinent to your area and get helpful tips.

For example, FEMA has been encouraging people to get prepared for hurricanes since at least June and after Hurricane Irene, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management has been posting tips on everything from where to find emergency shelters to how to safely operate generators and chainsaws.

If you do only one emergency preparedness task this month, take one minute and do this one!

*If you don’t use Facebook or Twitter, there is an alternate low-tech solution you can use to get the same information.  All Twitter accounts and public-oriented Facebook pages can be viewed in a standard Internet browser.  So, you can just bookmark the Twitter feed or Facebook page you might need to keep up with and check in with it from time to time or during an emergency.  Of course, you won’t be alerted when the page/feed is updated and you won’t be able to comment or tweet back to the writer of the message without creating a Facebook or Twitter account, but you can at least view any information that has been posted.  You can try this out by visiting the links I provided above.

Communication Recap

Communication Recap

In the month of September, we focused on improving and organizing our communications. I started off the month sharing my own communication strategy and some of the common reasons I hear as to why people don’t want to participate in social networking sites like Facebook 

Guest Blogger Kristin Jolley with Communication Strategy Tips

Guest Blogger Kristin Jolley with Communication Strategy Tips

Brief introduction: My name is Kristin Jolley and I have been an online marketer for over a decade, with specific expertise in direct response marketing. I am currently the Director of Media for a direct response lead generation company in Salt Lake City, Utah that