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2013-10-30 16:20:26

OTTAWA, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - SecureTech 2013, Canada's only all-encompassing public safety, emergency management and security tradeshow and conference ended today, with more exhibitors, more conference participants, and more tradeshow viewers than ever before. "Ministers Steven Blaney and Lisa Raitt, and Senator Vernon White - all presenters here - really helped focus thinking on how partnerships with industry must play a major role in assisting municipal, provincial and...

2013-10-29 23:25:42

Leading Emergency Response Mobile App Offers Best Practices at IAEM Annual Conference Herndon, VA and Reno (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Addressing the needs of today’s emergency management professionals, In Case of Crisis, a mobile emergency response and business continuity solution, today advises educational institutions and businesses to ensure their emergency response plans are actionable and universally available. Participating in the International Association of Emergency Managers...

2013-10-29 08:26:18

Embracing storm preparedness, more homeowners investing in standby generators MILWAUKEE, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the 12 months since Superstorm Sandy swept across the Northeast the emergency preparedness industry has been growing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120529/CG15020LOGO) "With more than 7.5 million(1) people left without power in its aftermath, Superstorm Sandy was a painful reminder of Mother Nature's power," said Greg Inwood, general manager for...

2013-10-28 08:34:48

OTTAWA, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - A recent string of disasters--the floods in Alberta, the derailment and explosion in Lac Mégantic and the deadly bus-train crash in Ottawa--focus increased attention on public safety, emergency management and security. SecureTech 2013 is a two-day showcase at the Ottawa Convention Centre on October 29-30 that is devoted to public safety, emergency management and security. The event is organized by CADSI, representing more than 975 companies in...

2013-10-22 23:22:10

A new FM Global report suggests there are some key lessons chief executives can learn to prepare for the impact of extreme weather events and other natural disasters. Johnston, RI (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 As the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, CEOs need to take natural disaster risk more seriously according to a newly released white paper “Prepare for the Expected: Achieving Business Resiliency in an Era of Severe Natural Disasters” from FM Global, one of the world’s...

2013-10-22 16:23:25

10/23 Human Services Council Forum to Address Survey Results NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after Superstorm Sandy paralyzed New York City and destroyed lives and property, a new survey of more than 100 nonprofit human services organizations, conducted by Baruch College's School of Public Affairs and the Human Services Council of New York (HSC), details serious, ongoing housing and financial challenges as well as a clear need for improved disaster coordination going...

2013-10-18 23:21:40

Disasters strike without warning and it is important to have a contingency plan in place to deal with them. A water restoration professional explains how. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water and flood damage restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on preparing a family disaster plan. With fires and floods often occurring without warning, it becomes prudent to have a solid contingency plan in...

2013-10-17 23:24:57

The Family Survival Course teaches how to prepare for a major disaster. Know what to do when there is no food or water left and learn what the government doesn’t want people to know. New York, U.S. (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 The Family Survival course teaches how to prepare for a major disaster. Know what to do when there is no food or water left. Learn everything needed to be safe, become a leader, how to access food and water during a disaster. Learn what the government doesn’t want...

2013-10-17 12:27:20

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 17, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will launch the 2013 World Disaster Report (WDR), "Focus on Technology and the Future of Humanitarian Action." The launch event will be co-hosted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the American Red Cross. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The 2013 WDR examines the profound impact of technological...

2013-10-16 16:29:16

GURNEE, Ill., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Illinois-based retailer of disaster supplies, Columbus Inc., today announced the opening of its new online store at www.DefyDisaster.com. The new online store offers a vast array of emergency essentials including auto survival kits, basic survival kits, blackout survival kits, box survival kits, bucket survival kits, food storage survival kits, as well as survival kits for pets, children, and classrooms. In addition to pre-made fully...