Aimee Bojorquez

Red Cross Launches Six Free Spanish-Language Apps

American Red Cross Launches Six Free Spanish-Language Apps with Lifesaving Information to Help Keep Families Safe WASHINGTON, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 — The American Red Cross is launching six free Spanish-language apps for disasters and home emergencies with simple lifesaving information that will help keep families safe. “The free Red Cross Spanish-language apps make mobile devices a lifeline for emergency …

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The Importance of Flood Insurance

Flooding still remains the most costly natural hazard disaster in the United States. But did you know that flood losses are not typically covered under renter and homeowner insurance policies? With flooding causing nearly $24 billion in damages within the last 10 years, ensuring that your family is capable of bouncing back from a flood should be a very real concern. …

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We are seeking assistance and participation in the 2014 Miami-Dade County Community Preparedness Survey

During the month of February, the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management is conducting a study to better understand the preparedness needs of its residents. To do so, a survey is being distributed throughout the county. The survey… is available at: http://miamidade.survey.sgizmo.com/s3/ Please make sure to participate and share this link with friends and family! The survey results will enable …

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Miami-Dade CERT Graduating Class

On November 13, 2013, a graduation ceremony was held at D.A. Dorsey Educational Center to present the FIRST  vocational Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. During their training, these students were taught how to respond responsibly and safely if a disaster were to occur in their community. This training was facilitated by Robert Page of the American …

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American Red Cross Pet First Aid App

Did you know the American Red Cross just released their very first Pet First Aid phone App? Features: Convenient toggle between cat and dog content. Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand. Prepare and protect your pet’s health with advice on administering medication, time to say goodbye, behavioral help and how to act in a …

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How to use Google Drive to Store Digital Copies of Important Documents

Do you know how you would get access to your important documents should they be destroyed in a disaster or emergency? What if, after a disaster or emergency at home or while traveling, all that remained were the clothes on your back? With no wallet, ID, or smart phone, how would you be able to produce your ID, or other …

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Emergency Management and Preparedness – Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series

Marcie Roth, Director of FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, would like to announce the next session in the “Emergency Management and Preparedness – Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series”.   “Communication with People with Disabilities in Disasters” webinar will take place November 12, 2013. This free webinar will focus on communicating with people with disabilities during and after …

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NVFC Webinars on Social Media and Financial Systems Management Now Available on Demand

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), in partnership with VFIS, recently hosted two webinars on Financial Systems Management for Fire and EMS Agencies and Social Media Issues and Concerns for Emergency Services Organizations. These webinars were recorded and are now available on demand via the following link: http://www.nvfc.org/news-and-events/current-news/3068-nvfc-webinars-on-social-media-and-financial-systems-management-now-available-on-demand

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Stop.Think.Connect – Free Security Check Ups for your Computer

Many computer security vendors offer free computer security checks for your computer. Visit a link below to check your computer for known viruses, spyware, and more and discover if your computer is vulnerable to cyber attacks. AOL Computer Checkup Audit My PC  Bitdefender ESET Online Scanner Kaspersky Virus Scanner McAfee Security Scan Microsoft Safety Scanner nCircle PureCloud Vulnerability Scanner Norton …

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