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Category Archive for 'Emergency Preparedness'

Bullying of Students with Disabilities Contributed by Provi Sharpe, Director of Emergency Management and Equipment Reuse, MDTAP Families all across Maryland are in the midst of preparing for the start of the 2015 school year.  Schools will open their doors to new and returning students the week of August 24th.  As your student(s) prepare to […]

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Summer Heat Contributed by Provi Sharpe, Director of Emergency Management and Equipment Reuse, MDTAP  Maryland summers tend to bring occasionally dangerous heat and Code Red Days. People with medical conditions, infants, children and seniors are more prone to extreme heat stress. Did you know that heat related illness and death are preventable? The Centers for […]

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POWER OUTAGES & AT Contributed by Provi Sharpe, Director of Emergency Management and Reuse, MDTAP On April 7, 2015, an equipment failure at a power substation in Southern Maryland caused a widespread power outage that affected more than 8,000 people in the Washington, DC area.  There are three types of power outages: blackouts, rolling blackouts […]

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Floods: Before, During and After Contributed by Provi Sharpe, Director of Emergency Management and Equipment Reuse Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area. The […]

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Fire Safety Contributed by Provi Sharpe, Director of Emergency Management and Equipment Reuse, MDTAP People are at greater risk for fire in the winter season when they use unsafe heat sources. According to the National Fire Incident Reporting System, 905 people die in winter home fires each year, 67 percent of winter fires occur in […]

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FEMA Text Message Program Contributed by Provi Sharpe, Director of Emergency Management and Reuse Projects It is vital to stay informed during an emergency – whether that emergency is bad or severe weather or some other sort of disaster,  you can get the information you need to help you be prepared and stay safe with […]

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