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Families are the First First-Responders

By |May 30th, 2013|

Our country’s disaster preparedness system is really a matrix that starts with families and goes all the way to a coordinated federal response.  In between are local first-responders, county public health and emergency management, and state public health and emergency management.  But really- the real first first-responders are moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas and even kids.  [...]

Extreme Heat Water Drive

By |June 30th, 2011|

This has been a super hot week- and we’ve even had a couple of extreme heat warnings in the southern deserts with more to come this holiday weekend (it might get to 120o Saturday).  Homeless folks have the highest risk for heat-related illness because they have limited access to cool spaces and finding water to drink [...]