Thursday, May 15, 2014

Be Prepared APPS Plus Tips For First Responders And Small Biz

Thoughtful Thursday KNOWSY Readers, and yes, my thoughts today are with family members out in California dealing with Wild Fires there. I pray that these fires will be contained and that no lives are lost.
In relation to this and other natural disasters which seem to come when the mercury rises, we have already heard and seen the devastating destructions created by Tornadoes and we will start to hear more about Hurricanes, today's post can be considered more of a PSA (Public Service Announcement).
I received this email today from written for, it has important links for APPS on being prepared as well as addiional information on National Police Week and Small Business Week. 

Taking Preparedness on the Go & Important Tips for Law Enforcement and Small Businesses

FEMA Twitter  FEMA Facebook Channel  FEMA Ready YouTube Channel  View as web page

May 15, 2014

The National Preparedness Community

Mobile Preparedness Apps

Take Preparedness on the Go!
For many of us, it seems almost impossible to get through the day without our mobile devices. Whether we're sending an email, sharing a quick photo on Instagram, connecting with loved ones on Facebook or even just checking movie times, our mobile devices hold a tremendous amount of information about us and what we’re passionate about. 

While you might know there’s an app for everything from arming your security system to ordering your favorite pizza, did you know there are many apps aimed at helping you be better prepared for a disaster?

This week, we wanted to share with you some great (did we mention free?) mobile apps that would useful in any emergency situation. Most have offline capabilities, so even if you don’t have internet access (a very real possibility in a disaster situation) you will still be able to access the valuable content each provides.

Discover 15 Amazing Preparedness Apps

National Police Week

National Police Week

This week, communities across the United States will come together during National Police Week—May 11-17—to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind. 

When it comes to preparedness, police officers and other first responders who are well-prepared will have the peace of mind to focus on the task at hand, rather than worry about whether their family is taken care of. First responders can also serve as role models for other members of the community, leading by example to encourage preparedness.

Visit Ready Responder to get the Ready Responder Toolkit and to find preparedness tips and plans for law enforcement and fire fighters.

Small Business Week

Business Continuity Plan PSA

May 12-16 is Small Business Week!

Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic.

Ready Business assists businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards. This website and its tools utilize an “all hazards approach” and follows the program elements within National Fire Protection Association 1600, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs. NFPA 1600 is an American National Standard and has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Now than my KNOWSY Readers, make sure to click those very important links and even more important, SHARE this with your friends and families, you never know if they may have need of it in the not so distant future. 

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