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Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Emergency Preparedness – www.seniordirectories.com
 

   Feel like you are getting older and you can’t do much about it?  75-80 million Americans will reach retirement age in the next 10 years and services for the aging will increase.  If you don’t need them now, you will – or someone you know will (mom, dad, uncle Harry, your Home Teaching or RSVT widow).

   Foresightful Senior Directories is the first Utah publication to make available a listing of State, Federal, and private service providers under one cover.  Focusing on the 55+ age group, they cover Salt Lake, Utah, Wasatch, Summit, Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties, and are soon to cover Tooele County as well.
   Easy to read Calendars, discount coupons and senior activities are included with alphabetical information from Adult Day Care to Veterans Services, health hotlines to volunteer programs.  Web access for your free directory, or for further information contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
SEE THE NEED AND THEN PROCEED, TO BE PREPARED.

72 Hour Emergency Kit — #7 Communitcation.

Friday, May 5th, 2006

72 Hour Emergency Kit — #7  Communication
 

     “If you can’t go for help, you have to call for it.” 
     Cell phones have revolutionized the world, if service has survived your emergency.  CB, FRS, and Ham networks can be augmented by something as primitive as hand and arm signals, whistles and mirrors, if you can connect with others on your net. 
     Remember our initial 72 hour First Responder Kit premise – Deacons are tasked to be the messengers for the Bishop, and may have to take with them every personal care item to fulfill that role. 
     Know where the communications lines are and have your family plan to tap in to them.  The Stake plan is in the hands of Larry Dunn (967-8262) who will be working for the Stake Presidency.  Have a family reporting system in place, preferably with out of state people to assist your family as a check in point.  And remember, it’s a good idea to have a roll of quarters for a pay phone if you have forgotten everything else.
     For more ideas contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
DO IT, DO IT RIGHT, AND DO IT RIGHT NOW.

First Responder Kits.

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Emergency Preparedness – First Responder Kits.
 

     A 72-hour kit IS NOT the foundation of a home preparedness program.  But, it’s a start.
     What are the essentials of a three day First Responder Kit?  (priority order)

  1. Water
  2. Food                               Considerations:   “Will it all fit into something
  3. Clothing                                                        that won’t break my back?”
  4. Shelter                                                        “Can technology lighten my load?”
  5. Sanitation                                                   “Will I be able to afford it?”
  6. First Aid                                                     “I don’t want something else that will
  7. Communication                                           just sit and decay for lack of use!”
  8. Transportation

     Each week we will treat one topic.  Get ready and build your kits and involve the whole family.
     For more information contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
CATCH THE VISION, GET FACTS, DEVELOP SKILLS, AND BE PREPARED.

Combat Multipliers.

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Emergency Preparedness – Combat Multipliers.

 

     In combat some weapons, equipment or personnel prove to be exponential in their power to effect results on the battlefield.  Their contribution or absence proves to be key to the outcome. 

     Today’s battles, even with very high tech communications equipment, sometimes require the surest means for message traffichand and arm signals.
     Deacons are critical to command functions that Bishops shoulder.  As messengers for the Bishop they can be a means of communication if they prepare to fill that Aaronic Priesthood role.  DC 20:59 specifically says they are “to warn, expound, exhort, and teach, and invite all to come unto Christ.”
     In case of emergencies, however, they need to additionally be self-sustaining.  Scouting, as the activity arm of the priesthood, teaches emergency preparedness skills through merit badge requirements.  A 72-hour kit is one of the requirements in case the Deacon is called upon as a first responder for the Bishop.
     The next few weeks’ articles will focus on the essentials of first responder kits (72 hour kits).  Parents, assist your young men to prepare to fulfill their important priesthood role, and then do likewise for all family members.  Your emergency preparedness specialist (name and phone number) can help.
CATCH THE VISION, GET FACTS, DEVELOP SKILLS, AND BE PREPARED.