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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I couldn’t be more annoyed. In an effort to help the girlfriend wake up I drug her to a Red Cross presentation last night that was centered on emergency preparedness. It was so full of misinformation and outright bad advice that I couldn’t sit still. Among the information and suggestions they...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Can't beat free! On March 19, the American Red Cross will offer a CPR and First Aid Class for free. The classes are part of its Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday. Each class will take from 45 minutes to an hour and will include instruction for hands-only CPR, treating shock, and...
  3. General Discussion
    Link: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/74_of_social_media_users_expect_cries_for_help_to.php So in the event of a natural disaster, 3/4 of people believe that their Facebook/MySpace/etc. cries for help should result in people on scene within an hour. Have they considered that in a...
  4. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    In light of the past weeks several natural disasters I got to wondering if there was a point where FEMA, Red Cross and any other disaster assistance agencies will have reached a maximum capicity for their ability to aid? I think there must be, and I expect it might be closely approaching, i.e...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey Bunkies, I gave blood at the Red Cross today. A few friends went with me. While I did just fine, like I normally do, one of my friends had a bad reaction and had to lie down for about 30 minutes. This was after only a pint of blood. It kind of had me wondering about how much I could...
  6. Urban Survival
    Guys and Gals, I have seen first had how the Red Cross operates, in an emergency - do NOT think you can depend on them. After Katrina and new orleans flooded a summer camp here in east texas took in about 400 evacues. Because this summer camp was religious based one red cross worker kept...
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