How to Choose The Right Generator For You

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Thursday, July 03, 2014)



An emergency generator is a great asset to have after a hurricane or major storm, but many people are derailed by the process of choosing the right one. Here are some simple steps to help you pick the generator that will work best for you. 

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5 Ways to Improve the Safety, Comfort and Value of Your Home

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Monday, June 23, 2014)



The summer season brings with it the perfect weather for home improvement projects. Across the country, homeowners are deciding what improvements their home needs, and if they’re strategic about their choices, they could boost the value of their home, as well as their comfort and safety. 

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8 Camping Gear Must Haves

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Thursday, June 12, 2014)



A recent survey conducted by sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet said that 59 percent of respondents said that they go camping and 31 percent said that camping and/or hiking is their favorite summer activity. June, which is the official National Camping Month, kick-starts this year’s camping season. There are a number of essential items that both veteran and first-time campers should pack during the summer months. 

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Portable Fold-Out Shelter: The Future of Disaster Response

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Monday, June 09, 2014)

FOLTS (Fold Out Rigid Temporary Shelters) unfold like pieces of paper into pop-up buildings, and can be used as emergency command centers, medical treatment facilities and even temporary housing.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has purchased two of these shelters, just in time for hurricane season. Along with the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management, the Broward Sheriff Office are the first governmental entities in South Florida to acquire these units. 

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What Does Resilience Mean?

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Tuesday, May 27, 2014)

Many assume that San Francisco will get hit hard by an earthquake one of these days. Community leaders such as G.L. Hodge, however,are not afraid.  Hodge, who managed retail stores in Fremont during the ’89 earthquake and in Compton during the Rodney King Riots, has had much experience with emergency situations. Now retired from retail, he’s putting what he learned into his new job as an administrator at the Providence Baptist church, a community hub in Bayview. 

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Triangle of Life Debunked

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Monday, May 05, 2014)



A couple of years ago an article written by Doug Copp claimed that the U.S. method of duck and cover was  useless in case of an earthquake,and that the only real way to escape harm is by using what he calls the triangle of life. The triangle of life basically means that you lay next to something bigger than you, so that if the ceiling collapses, you are saved in the triangle that is created between the object and the ceiling. In the same article Copp provides tens steps to keep people out of harm’s way. He says that his methods have been proven in simulation trainings in Turkey and other countries. 

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NYC Passes Local Laws to Help With Emergency Preparedness

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Monday, March 31, 2014)



With disasters such as blackouts, floods, and hurricanes becoming the new normal, New York City has adopted several local laws to make it easier for condo and co-op boards to deal with related issues. 

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Four Alternative Heating Methods and How to Use Them Safely

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Monday, March 03, 2014)



When your power goes out, it can often leave you stranded without heat. Here are four alternative heating methods, and tips on how to safely implement them. 

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4 Actions You Can Take If Your Landlord Fails to Fix A Problem

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Monday, February 24, 2014)



After power line that ran power to the homes at the Casa Mia Mobile Home Park went dead, residents waited for almost 4 weeks without power. The property manager and owner failed to get them even a temporary solution, so one of the residents contacted a local news station. The news station proceeded to contact the state department, who then threatened to suspend the park’s operating permit.The power was restored within 24 hours. 

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The Ring of Fire Prompts Safety Precautions

    (Provided by Steven Nameroff - Wednesday, December 04, 2013)

 
Photo: Inquirer Business

“The Ring of Fire,” might be one of your favorite Johnny Cash songs, but for inhabitants of the Philippines it implies something more catastrophic than love, death. 

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