Hello Fellow Citizens,
I have updated the training page. Please let me know if you find a training/learning class you think others would enjoy. I am looking for classes that cost fewer than 40.00 dollars. If you know of some that are more expensive but worth wild, please let me know. Continue reading
Fire is the one element that can bring us life in the cold outdoors or it can take our life while we sleep in our house. This post is focused on why some fires start.
Ready.gov reports that: “Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States, with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually.”
Not only do house fires take lives, but our physical memories as well. I have about 90% of very thing in own in this world is in my house.
What are some common causes of house fires?
- Cooking: “According to the NFPA, 40 percent of house fires and 36 percent of fire-related injuries are caused by cooking fires.”
Most of are guilty of cooking something on low, and then having to run to the store. Or leaving the oven on and believing that it is safe. IT IS NEVER SAFE TO LEAVE THEM ON. This is a reminder to me as well. If I leave, the cooking stops!
- Smoking: “Smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths. The NFPA estimates that nearly one in four people killed in fires in the United States were killed in smoking-related fires.”
I find his one strange, because everyone I know goes outside to smoke. I am not going to go on a soap box about smoking. The stats speak for themselves. If you smoke, go outside, and dispose of it in the safest manner possible. You endanger your family by smoking indoors. Continue reading
A big thanks to my buddy Sandi Olsabeck for the training and disaster information!!
Here are several course and program announcements. Please share these opportunities with your friends and colleagues. Continue reading
We have all heard of the saying. For those that live or lived in earthquake country, we had the drills in school. “Earthquake, earthquake, now kids go under the desk and hold on real tight.”
What is the real point of doing this? Does this really help anyone out in a real earthquake? And if so, then why do all the youtube videos show people just standing around when it starts to shake? What about the “triangle of life”, what makes it a good or bad concept?
These are all great questions (pat myself on the back) and let us see where it takes us.
Q: What is the real point in doing this?
A: The real point of doing this is to stay alive. Things fall down, and head injuries are no laughing matter. If debrie does fall all around you, you will have a pocket of air. The hope is that it could be enough to keep you alive until rescue comes.
Q: Does this really help anyone out in a real earthquake?
A: No, it’s just a sad, sad joke Continue reading