Best Practices for Calling 911

An estimated 240 million calls are made to 911 each year in the United States. 911 dispatchers and call takers are trained to provide assistance for all types of situations. But there are certain steps you can take to help inform the call taker of the emergency and ensure help arrives as fast as possible. […]

How to Treat a Snakebite

Snakebites can be painful, but most snakes aren’t dangerous to humans. However, venomous snakebites can cause severe injuries and, in some cases, death. So, it’s best to consider all snakes as venomous until proven otherwise. Here’s how to treat a snakebite if you’re dealing with an unknown snake or recognize signs of a venomous snakebite. […]

Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today

National Preparedness Month takes place each September as a way to promote family and community disaster planning. This year’s theme is: Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today. We encourage you to participate by taking small actions each week throughout the month to help your family stay prepared all year long. Ready.gov has outlined the following activities […]