Emergency Preparedness

 EMERGENCY PREPARATION can help predict, prevent and mitigate the impact of emergency situations. 

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Facts About Infectious Disease and Steps for Prevention

This informative talk is delivered by a licensed physician whose discipline is focused on advanced knowledge of biology, engineering and medicine to improve human health. Infectious diseases are caused by organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. The talk provides clarity as to how infectious diseases spread and why some outbreaks cause greater panic than others; for example, COVID-19 vs Influenza. Employees will learn how they can adjust their day to day routine to lower their chances of contracting and spreading disease.

The Great Shake: what to do during an Earthquake

Earthquakes can happen without warning and result in injuries and damage to property and roads. An earthquake is a sudden and rapid shaking of the ground caused by the shifting of rocks deep underneath the earth’s surface. If this natural disaster strikes, know how to be prepared in advance, how to protect yourself during and what to do after an earthquake.

Hazardous Household Materials

It is critical to store household chemicals in places where children cannot access them. Remember that products such as aerosol cans of hairspray and deodorant, nail polish and nail polish remover, toilet bowl cleaners and furniture polishes all fall into the category of hazardous materials. Learn guidelines on storing dangerous chemicals and what to do in case of an emergency. 

How to Stay In Control During a Home or Business Fire

In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. In this workshop led by a fire preparedness professional you will create and practice a fire escape plan and learn simple steps that can be taken to prevent fires. In the event of a fire, every second counts, so you and your family must always be prepared, and be aware of steps to take after a fire.

Tumultuous Twister

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Tornadoes are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees, and hurling objects through the air like deadly missiles. During this talk you will be guided through how to devise your emergency plan and safekeeping kit both at work and at home. 

Sucide Postvention: Managing the Aftermath

Postvention is psychological first aid, crisis intervention, and other support offered after a suicide to affected individuals or the workplace as a whole to alleviate possible negative effects of the event. The impact of suicide often spreads to many areas of an organization, thus it’s imparitive that employees know they have access to resources and support. During this talk also learn how to transition from suicide postvention to prevention strategies moving forward.

How to Stay Safe When Threatened By A Wildfire

Wildfires can ruin homes and cause injuries or death to people and animals. A wildfire is in an unplanned fire that burns in a natural area such as a forest, grassland, or prairie. In this talk that is led by a fire preparedness professional, learn how you can prepare now in the case that disaster encroaches upon your neighborhood or if you’re impacted from afar by the smoke what do you need to be aware of for your personal safety.

Active Shooter Preparedness

During this informative discussion learn what to do if you find yourself in an active shooting event, how to recognize signs of potential violence around you, and what to expect after an active shooting takes place. Learn how to discuss the topic with children and prepare a plan for your family if anyone is confronted with this scary and dangerous situation.

The Stages of Grief and How to Respond

Grief is a highly complex but normal and natural human response to the death of someone we care about. When the death is sudden, unexpected, and potentially traumatic the grief process can become complicated by blame, guilt, shame, and anger. Sometimes managers and colleagues may feel uncertain about how best to support their team after a death and either over- or underreact. During this discussion learn best strategies to support others and yourself through the natural grieving and healing process.

Resilience: Keeping Your Workforce Engaged During Disruptions 

If your company has been forced to set travel restrictions and/or implement a mandatory work from home or a disaster response policy, chances are your team’s workflow has likely become disrupted. In this talk, they will hear from a career professional about steps they can take to minimize fear and keep themselves focused and productive during challenging times. All employees will leave knowing how to communicate more effectively with their team/network, how to manage stress and anxiety and how to mitigate fear and instead focus.

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