Cory Peterson

Close Before You Dose

CLOSE BEFORE YOU DOZE

Jerry Dilliard, Public Information Officer with the Atascosita Fire Department, shared this safety gem written by Carrie Whitney, PhD.  Many of us may still not the aware of the safety benefit of closing bedroom doors. Most of us are familiar with fire safety tips like “stop, drop and roll” and “get low and go.” But a decade …

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LEARNING FROM PAST LESSONS

LEARNING FROM PAST LESSONS

Comprehensive emergency management requires “all hazard” or “multi-hazard” planning.  This approach considers all known hazards and the interrelations between these hazards.  The emergency may be categorized as natural, technological or man-made.  For example, emergency situations may be the result of weather, power failure or foreign or domestic terrorism.  Regardless of the category, if the last …

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Heat Stroke In Dogs

Heat Stroke in Dogs

If the temperature is oppressive to you, it is oppressive to your dog. July has been wetter and cooler than normal, but we all know that will end soon and temperature will rise back into the upper nineties again. Dogs that are kept outside are susceptible to heat stroke just as humans are. Dogs suffering …

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Stop The Bleed

Stop The Bleed

Friday, July 9th – 1:30pm to 2:30pm Whether due to an auto accident, a kitchen incident or another event resulting in severe injury, a person who is bleeding can die of blood loss within five minutes.  No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, family members or bystanders will likely be the first …

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Stop The Bleed

Stop The Bleed

Media reports that there have been over 220 mass shooting in 2021. The database that tracks mass killings defines a mass shooting as a shooting with four or more deceased victims.  These attacks have occurred in workplaces, supermarkets and at public events.  Some victims that are not mortally wounded die from blood loss.  A person …

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Beat The Heat

Beat The Heat

June is the beginning of hurricane season and we are all aware of the importance of preparation.  June also marks the official start of summer and the arrival of 90+ degree days. The danger of heat-related illness can be as risky to individuals as hurricanes are to communities.  According to the Center for Disease Control …

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No Pet Left Behind

No Pet Left Behind

I love living near the coast because it allows me to go to the beach and Galveston for a day of relaxation and recreation. I hate living near the coast because of the threat of hurricanes. Once each year at the beginning of hurricane season, we’re told to check batteries, water, medications and to have …

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CRTF Meeting

CRTF Meeting

June  11th , 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Ian Feldman, CEM The mission of the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security to assist the City of Houston in its preparedness activities and to ensure that residents’ calls for emergency services are received, processed, and dispatched  as efficiently as possible. Ian Feldman, a Staff …

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HURRICANE SEASON

HURRICANE SEASON:

JUNE 1 – NOVEMBER 30.2021 Now is the time for all of us to be well prepared for hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above-normal season with 13 to 20 named storms. In addition to the standard supplies, we are encouraging everyone to learn from the experiences of the winter storm …

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The Road To Recovery

The Road To Recovery

Are we there yet? Recovery, the phase of the COVID -19 pandemic that we have all been waiting for, appears to be underway in the United States.  This is the phase during which we focus on restoration and the return to normalcy. One of the primary indications that we are on the road to recovery …

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