Emergency Prep: Helmet and Sneakers

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Experts are now advising you include a bicycle helmet and tennis shoes emergency kits. A report found that the 2011 Joplin tornado resulted in a lot of head injuries from falling debris. So, experts are now saying to wear a helmet during a tornado warning while hiding under a sturdy support. Aalso … Continue reading »

CERT Training for Local Businesses

ASHLAND, Ore. – On Thursday, a national emergency report card reveals the state of Oregon is not making the grade in preparedness. The city of Ashland is trying to do its part is getting Rogue Valley residents ready, including local businesses like Standing Stone Brewing Company. This week the Ashland Fire & Rescue and Ashland … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Fire Disaster

ASHLAND, Ore. – As wildfire season approaches, Ashland emergency volunteers are training in how to respond. Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and members of the public took part in an advanced course with fire and medical officials today. As community members prepare for disaster, fire officials say it couldn’t come at a better time. “We’re … Continue reading »

Ashland Encouraging Emergency Preps

ASHLAND, Ore. – The city of Ashland wants to make sure everyone’s prepared for an earthquake or other disaster. Back in December, the city of Ashland provided free emergency kits to all city employees. The idea is that employees can use those kits to help themselves or families and then return to work and help … Continue reading »