Emergency Preparedness

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Emergency Management Numbers

As many along the east coast prepare for a major storm to hit the region, it is important to have a list of emergency contacts on hand.


Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, makes a contact on his ham radio during the Field Day exercise at Avelthorpe Park in Jenkintown. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Local Ham Radio Operators Take Part In Nationwide ‘Field Day’ To Test Emergency Preparedness

Ham radio operators from throughout the Philadelphia region are taking part in a nationwide emergency communications drill this weekend.


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NJ Office Of Emergency Management Says It’s Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Andrea

Tropical Storm Andrea is moving into the area, bring with it heavy rain and the potential for flooding.


NOAA Emergency Preparedness

For more on NOAA’s emergency preparedness guidelines, visit: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare


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3 On Your Side: Run, Hide, Fight

The deadly shooting at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware earlier this month highlights the need to be prepared.


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Top Resources For Emergency Preparedness In Philadelphia

The damage created by Superstorm Sandy has done nothing if not alert residents to the need to be prepared for the worst. From food storage to first aid classes, here are the top resources for emergency preparedness in the Philadelphia area.


Customers line up to refill gasoline tanks along Route 22, October 31, 2012 in Union, New Jersey. Though nearly lined with gas stations, only two had both electricity and fuel to dispense as residents continue to cope with widespread damage and region-wide power outages resulting from Hurricane Sandy.(Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

In Sandy’s Wake, Preparing For Next Time

With so many people still dealing with the aftermath of destructive weather, now might be a good time to revisit the check-list of what to do to prepare for the next time.


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New Jersey’s Emergency Management Office Receives Major Equipment Upgrade

A $3 million federal grant has led to a major upgrade in equipment for New Jersey’s Office of Emergency Management.


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Local Radio Operators Test For Emergency Preparedness

Ham Radio Operators from the Philadelphia region are taking part in a nationwide communications field exercise this weekend. They will be testing their readiness in the event of an emergency.


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Preparing For Nature’s Fury

I think we need to be more prepared for problems like earthquakes, hurricanes and even simple power outages. Prevention can go a long way when it comes to our overall health and safety.


Red Cross Offers Tips for Staying Safe in Any Emergency

September is national preparedness month and the Red Cross is offering tips on what to do in all types of emergencies.