Latest Pennsylvania Preparedness Leadership Institute Stories

2011-12-31 08:00:00

Spill 911, a retailer of spill kits, absorbents, and other industrial safety supplies, has added emergency preparedness cabinets from Justrite to its product selection. Westfield, IN (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 During and after a disaster, supplies must be available and easily found. In the case of a workplace, a safety cabinet is the best location for flashlights, first aid, and other emergency items. Yet, the safety cabinet must also be strong enough to handle the disaster, be it a tornado,...

2011-09-07 19:00:00

DQE's 'Whatâs Nextâ“ž¢ Sustainment' Program supports emergency preparedness coordinators and their staff to maintain their preparedness levels throughout the year. Fishers, IN (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 Once the training for hospital decontamination or hospital evacuation is over, sometimes itâs difficult to determine the next steps to maintain your level of preparedness. Thatâs why DQE has developed the...

2011-01-04 12:48:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency urges everyone to "Resolve to be Ready" in 2011 by creating emergency kits and developing family emergency plans. "Disasters and emergencies often strike without warning, so it is essential to prepare and make plans for dealing with them," said PEMA Director Robert P. French. "Knowing what to do in an emergency can help keep loved ones safe and calm when the time comes." The state's...

2009-09-10 15:08:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of National Preparedness Month 2009, the commonwealth has turned to one of the Internet's most popular social networking sites to help residents better prepare for when disaster strikes. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has launched the ReadyPA.org Facebook fan page, which features facts, messages, event photos and information about ways to protect families, businesses and communities before and during a disaster....

2009-06-04 07:07:00

PITTSBURGH, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Knowledge Center(TM) -- a daily use incident and event management software application -- went live in Pennsylvania's Northeast Counter-Terrorism Task Force (NE-CTTF) in May. The Task Force will showcase Knowledge Center(TM) this weekend (June 6-7) at one of their annual significant events -- the NASCAR Pocono 500 Race. Knowledge Center(TM) enables the Task Force to generate a real-time "common operating picture" and integrate resources at the local,...

2007-12-13 15:00:40

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state's emergency operations and joint information centers went to Level II at 11 a.m. in response to today's winter storm. The emergency operations center activation will support county emergency services and coordinate state resources in anticipation of the severe winter storm that is expected to affect parts of the commonwealth. "Weather conditions across the state will deteriorate this afternoon and into the evening and it is...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'