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2014-02-11 23:22:07

Action Training Systems and NVFC Team Up for $250K Training GiveawayVolunteer departments can apply for one of 50 training packages. Poulsbo, WA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Action Training Systems (ATS) has teamed up with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to provide 50 online training packages to all-volunteer or mostly-volunteer departments, for a total of nearly $250,000 worth of training. Through the ATS/NVFC $250K Training Giveaway, eligible departments can apply for a training...

2013-11-12 12:27:41

Cardioviva(TM) Awards $30K in Cash and Prizes to Heart Health Champions MONTREAL, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What do a former motorcycle dealership owner and MBA candidate, a marine scientist, and an emergency management consultant have in common? While their day jobs might be vastly different, they are all volunteer firefighters who have just been named the winners of the first Search for Cardioviva(TM) Heart Health Champions contest. (Photo:...

2013-08-28 08:23:16

FEMA and the Ad Council Unveil New Ready Kids PSAs to Encourage Parents to Involve their Kids When Preparing for Emergencies WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty percent of Americans self-reported they currently do not have a family emergency plan in case of a natural disaster or other emergency, according to a 2013 national survey conducted by the Ad Council. To encourage parents to engage their children (ages 7-12) in a conversation about preparing for emergencies,...

2013-05-08 08:31:09

Each year nearly half of all firefighter deaths are caused by heart attacks1 WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart attacks are the leading cause of on-duty firefighter fatalities, with more than half of all firefighter fatalities attributed to them.[1] In an effort to change this alarming statistic, Cardioviva(TM) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are teaming up to educate fire service and emergency medical technician (EMT) volunteers about the dangers of high...

2012-10-28 11:20:14

Older Adults More Vulnerable During Disasters, Assoc. Provides Tips to Help Elderly & Their Families Be Storm Ready NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the prospect of Hurricane Sandy becoming one of the worst storms to hit the New York area, it's time for New Yorkers, particularly the elderly, to assess their readiness for the storm. Older adults are particularly vulnerable in an emergency and should take advance action to be as prepared as possible should they...

2011-09-07 13:54:00

In the Wake of Hurricane Irene, East Coast Showcases Importance of Being Prepared for Emergency Situations ATLANTA, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just before the start of National Preparedness Month, Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc along most of the East Coast, reinforcing the importance of emergency preparedness. In August, Points of Light Institute launched Good & Ready, a program of the Get HandsOn campaign, a national call to action and part of Points of Light...

2010-09-22 07:30:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- BlueBridge Networks LLC, a leading provider of business continuity services, announced today that the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland has chosen BlueBridge Networks as one of their 45 Center's of Expertise (COE). Using BlueBridge Networks, the American Red Cross will have access to a robust portfolio that will allow them to continue business without interruptions to mission-critical data and processes. BlueBridge Networks has successfully...

2010-09-02 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner Joseph F. Bruno, FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino, Fire Department (FDNY) Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, Police Department (NYPD) Assistant Chief Harry J. Wedin, The Advertising Council Campaign Manager Jessica Dahl, American Red Cross in Greater New York Chief Administrative Officer Richard Kane, and Counsel to Brooklyn Borough President Jason Otano today kicked off National Preparedness Month by...

2010-08-31 12:35:00

Prepare Now Before Disaster Strikes WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. As part of National Preparedness Month, the nation's emergency physicians once again urge the public to have a plan in place and know when to execute it if and when the time comes. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) "Even though a tornado differs from...

2010-08-31 10:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Agility Recovery Solutions, North America's premier business continuity and disaster recovery company, will participate in National Preparedness Month (NPM) for a sixth consecutive year, providing a curriculum designed to educate business owners about the virtues of preparing for business interruptions. NPM is held each September and is designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and...