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Survival Kits-American Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready/get-a-kit

Be Prepared for an Emergency. Be Red Cross Ready!
Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.
At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:

Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
Flashlight [Available on the Red Cross Store]
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible) [Available on the Red Cross Store]
Extra batteries
First aid kit [Available on the Red Cross Store]
Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
Multi-purpose tool
Sanitation and personal hygiene items
Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
Cell phone with chargers
Family and emergency contact information
Extra cash
Emergency blanket [Available on the Red Cross Store]
Map(s) of the area
Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:
Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)
Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
Games and activities for children
Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
Two-way radios
Extra set of car keys and house keys
Manual can opener
Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:
Whistle
N95 or surgical masks
Matches
Rain gear
Towels
Work gloves
Tools/supplies for securing your home
Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
Plastic sheeting
Duct tape
Scissors
Household liquid bleach
Entertainment items
Blankets or sleeping bags

Prepare for Pets and Animals

Get Informed
Know what disasters could affect your area, which could call for an evacuation and when to shelter in place.
Keep a NOAA Weather Radio tuned to your local emergency station and monitor TV, radio, and follow mobile alert and mobile warnings about severe weather in your area.
Download the FEMA app, receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the United States.
Make a Plan
Remember, during a disaster what’s good for you is good for your pet, so get them ready today.

If you leave your pets behind, they may be lost, injured – or worse. Never leave a pet chained outdoors. Plan options include:

Create a buddy system in case you’re not home. Ask a trusted neighbor to check on your animals.
Identify shelters. For public health reasons, many emergency shelters cannot accept pets.
Find pet friendly hotels along your evacuation route and keep a list in your pet’s emergency kit.
Locate boarding facilities or animal hospitals near your evacuation shelter.
Consider an out-of-town friend or relative
Locate a veterinarian or animal hospital in the area where you may be seeking temporary shelter, in case your pet needs medical care. Add the contact information to your emergency kit.
Have your pet microchipped and make sure that you not only keep your address and phone number up-to-date, but that you also include contact info for an emergency contact outside of your immediate area.
Call your local emergency management office, animal shelter or animal control office to get advice and information.
If you are unable to return to your home right away, you may need to board your pet. Find out where pet boarding facilities are located.
Most boarding kennels, veterinarians and animal shelters will need your pet’s medical records to make sure all vaccinations are current.
If you have no alternative but to leave your pet at home, there are some precautions you must take, but remember that leaving your pet at home alone can place your animal in great danger!
Tips for Large Animals
If you have large animals such as horses, cattle, sheep, goats or pigs on your property, be sure to prepare before a disaster.

Ensure all animals have some form of identification.
Evacuate animals whenever possible. Map out primary and secondary routes in advance.
Make available vehicles and trailers needed for transporting and supporting each type of animal. Also make available experienced handlers and drivers.
Ensure destinations have food, water, veterinary care and handling equipment.
If evacuation is not possible, animal owners must decide whether to move large animals to shelter or turn them outside.
Take extra time to observe livestock, looking for early signs of disease and injury. Severe cold-weather injuries or death primarily occur in the very young or in animals that are already debilitated.

Animals suffering from frostbite don’t exhibit pain. It may be up to two weeks before the injury becomes evident as the damaged tissue starts to slough away. At that point, the injury should be treated as an open wound and a veterinarian should be consulted.

Make sure your livestock has the following to help prevent cold-weather problems:

Plenty of dry bedding to insulate vulnerable udders, genitals and legs from the frozen ground and frigid winds
Windbreaks to keep animals safe from frigid conditions
Plenty of food and water
Build a Kit
Include basic survival items and items to keep your pet happy and comfortable. Start with this list, or download Preparing Makes Sense for Pet Owners-Emergency Preparedness Pet Kit List (PDF) to find out exactly what items your pet needs to be Ready.

Food. At least a three day supply in an airtight, waterproof container.
Water. At least three days of water specifically for your pets.
Medicines and medical records.
Important documents. Registration information, adoption papers and vaccination documents. Talk to your veterinarian about microchipping and enrolling your pet in a recovery database.
First aid kit. Cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape and scissors; antibiotic ointment; flea and tick prevention; latex gloves, isopropyl alcohol and saline solution. Including a pet first aid reference book is a good idea too.
Collar or harness with ID tag, rabies tag and a leash.
Crate or pet carrier. Have a sturdy, safe crate or carrier in case you need to evacuate. The carrier should be large enough for your pet to stand, turn around and lie down.
Sanitation. Pet litter and litter box if appropriate, newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags and household chlorine bleach.
A picture of you and your pet together. If you become separated, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and allow others to assist you. Add species, breed, age, sex, color and distinguishing characteristics.
Familiar items. Familiar items, such as treats, toys and bedding can help reduce stress for your pet.
Shareables
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) (link)
American Humane Association (link)
The Palo Alto Humane Society (PAHS) (link)
Preparing makes sense for Pet owners(video)
Preparing Makes Sense for Pet Owners – Emergency Preparedness Pet Kit List (PDF)

https://www.ready.gov/animals

Seniors: Make a Plan-Preparedness Month

Get Informed
Know what disasters could affect your area, which could call for an evacuation and when to shelter in place.
Keep a NOAA Weather Radio tuned to your local emergency station and monitor TV, radio, and follow mobile alert and mobile warnings about severe weather in your area.
Download the FEMA app, receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the United States.
Make a Plan
Next, determine any special assistance you may need, and include in your emergency plan.

Create a support network of family, friends and others who can assist you during an emergency, and share your disaster plans with them. Practice your plan with them.
– Make sure they have an extra key to your home, know where you keep your emergency supplies and how to use lifesaving equipment or administer medicine.
If you undergo routine treatments administered by a clinic or hospital, find out their emergency plans and work with them to identify back-up service providers.
If you have a communication-related disability, note the best way to communicate with you.
Don’t forget your pets or service animals. Not all shelters accept pets, so plan for alternatives.
– Consider loved ones or friends outside of your immediate area
– Prepare an emergency kit for your pet
For related information visit our page on Individuals with disabilities
Get your benefits electronically
A disaster can disrupt mail service for days or weeks. If you depend on Social Security or other regular benefits, switching to electronic payments is a simple, significant way to protect yourself financially before disaster strikes. It also eliminates the risk of stolen checks. The U.S. Department of the Treasury recommends two safer ways to get federal benefits:

Direct deposit to a checking or savings account. Federal benefit recipients can sign up by calling (800) 333-1795 or sign up online
The Direct Express® prepaid debit card is designed as a safe and easy alternative to paper
Shareables
Prepare For Emergencies Now. Information for Seniors (PDF)
Preparing Makes Sense or Older Americans (Video)
Individuals with disabilities and other access and functional needs (link)
AARP Operation Emergency Prepare (link)
AARP Operation Hurricane Prepare (Link)

https://www.ready.gov/seniors

Plan and Prepare for Disasters: September is National Preparedness Month

Plan and Prepare for Disasters
Preparedness is defined by DHS/FEMA as “a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response.” This cycle is one element of a broader National Preparedness System to prevent, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other disasters.

National Preparedness leads the nation’s efforts to enhance preparedness through a comprehensive cycle of planning, organizing and equipping, training, exercising, evaluating, and improvement planning.

Learn more about FEMA’s preparedness efforts. Information regarding FEMA’s national preparedness policies and doctrine are highlighted below.

National Preparedness Goal
National Preparedness System Description
National Incident Management System (NIMS) Resource Center
National Response Framework Resource Center
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101

If you cannot find the document you are looking for, please go to FEMA’s document library and enter the key search terms and choose “policy” and/or “doctrine” from the subject.

https://www.dhs.gov/topic/plan-and-prepare-disasters

Supporting efforts for Harvey: The compassion of the American people is already evident in their response to the destruction the storm has caused. People can help by visiting http://www.nvoad.org to donate or volunteer with the voluntary or charitable organization of their choice, many of which are already in south Texas supporting survivors, even as the rain and wind continue.

Welcome to National Preparedness

Online Course Catalog

The National Preparedness online Course Catalog provides searchable, integrated information on courses provided or managed by FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), Emergency Management Institute (EMI), and National Training and Education Division (NTED). If you have any questions or comments please contact EMI at trainwebmaster@fema.dhs.gov.

https://training.fema.gov/

Crawford County Fair

Location at Kirksey Park in Mulberry, AR
http://www.thecrawfordcountyfair.com/index.html

This year we will be sure to need plenty of volunteers from CCSAR and MRC for first aid because they have added Rodeo events to the calendar of events. Check out the Mutton Bustin on Monday and the Rodeo on Friday evening! So please volunteer at the next regular scheduled meeting which is Tuesday, Sept 5 at 7pm. We will need all the help we can get!

2017 Schedule of Events
Saturday – Sept. 2nd
10am – 12pm Pageant Registration & Rehearsal (all divisions)

Saturday – Sept. 10th
9am Crawford County Fair Equine Expo
10am – Pet Show

Monday – Sept. 11th
2pm-4pm Rabbit Entry
10am-5pm Enter Market Lambs/All Goats & Sheep
10am-8pm Poultry Entry
12:30pm Supt. Meeting for Home Ec. Dept
1:30pm-7pm Home Economics & Horticulture Entries
9am-4pm Commercial & Food Booth Set Up
4pm-6pm All Goats & Sheep Checked in to Supt.
5pm Rabbit Show
6pm-7pm Market Lamb/Goat Weigh In
7pm Mutton Bustin’

Tuesday – Sept. 12th
9am Broiler Show
9am-9pm Entertainment in Comm Building
12pm-6pm Enter Hogs & Beef Cattle
9am-3pm Home Economics Bldg – Closed for Judging
9am-9pm Home Economics Bldg- Open
3pm-9pm Commercial Bldg – Open
4pm Carnival Opens
4pm Market Lamb, Market Goats & Breeding Sheep Show
6pm Market Hog Weigh In
7pm Steer Weigh In
7pm Mutton’ Bustin’
7pm Tiny Tot, Wee Princess, Tiny Princess Pageants

Wednesday – Sept. 13th (Free entry with canned food item)
9am-9pm Home Ec, Horticulture & Commercial Bldgs Open
12pm Dairy Cattle In Place
4pm Breeding Beef/Steer/Hog Show
6pm-10pm Arm Band Night
6pm Red, Rip & Rockin’ Tomato Contest
7pm Music on the stage!

Thursday – Sept. 14th
9am-9pm Home Ec, Horticulture & Commercial Bldgs Open
4pm Dairy Cattle Show
4pm Carnival Opens
5pm Dairy Goat, Mini Goat & Breeding Goat Show
6pm-10pm Carnival Arm Band Night
7pm Jr Princess, Little Miss, Jr Miss Pageants

Friday – Sept. 15th
9am-9pm Home Ec, Horticulture & Commercial Bldgs Open
3pm Skill-a-thon
4pm Carnival Opens
5:30pm Round Robin Showmanship
6:30 Poultry Showmanship
6pm Bottle Calf Show
7pm Gold Fish Contest (barn area)
7:30pm CRRA Rodeo
8pm Adult Showmanship Contest
9:00pm Live Music with “Woodshed” at stage area

Saturday – Sept. 16th
9am-9pm Home Ec, Horticulture & Commercial Bldgs Open
10am Lineup for Parade Begins on Church Street
11am Parade (Downtown Mulberry)
12pm-4pm Carnival Arm Band Day
2pm 4-H Poultry Chain Sale
3pm BBQ for Prospective Auction Buyers
4pm JR Livestock Auction
6:30pm Best of Show Pic – Home Ec Bldg
7pm Talent Show, Princess Pageant
8pm Release of sale animals(except for premium only animals – *see general rules)
8:30pm Talent Show (older divisions) & Teen & Queen Pageants
10pm Livestock Exhibits Released

Boat Safe Kids

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