Be #SummerReady

Be #SummerReady

As the summer weather arrives, it’s important to be prepared for the many effects extreme heat can have on people, pets and facilities. Extreme heat can be especially dangerous to groups of people across communities, including: Here are some tips to stay #SummerReady for key groups. Tips for everyone Tips for older adults and those

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Register now for the KC Ready Resource Fair

Register now for the KC Ready Resource Fair

Recognizing that no community is immune to public safety threats, emergency services personnel from around the Kansas City region are working to help businesses and special event managers learn how to be KC Ready – Prepared, Aware and Proactive.  On Friday, May 10, the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee (RHSCC) and Kansas City Regional Fusion Center (KCRFC)

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2024

Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2024

Severe Weather Preparedness Week is a good time for individuals, families and businesses to learn about severe weather and how to protect themselves.  Lee este artículo en español The National Weather Service (NWS) Kansas City and emergency management agencies across the region are encouraging individuals, families and businesses to learn about severe weather and how

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Preventing House Heating Fires

Preventing House Heating Fires

Although trending downward since the early 1980s, heating fires remained the second leading cause of home fires in 2021. An estimated 32,200 home heating fires were reported to fire departments within the United States. These fires caused an estimated 190 deaths, 625 injuries and $442 million in property loss. About fires Home heating fire prevention Smoke

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Preparing for power outages

Preparing for power outages

Winter and even spring storms may bring power outages that can disrupt things like communications, utilities,  transportation, stores, gas stations and ATMs, and prevent your ability to use electrically powered medical devices. It’s important to be prepared for power outages. Preparing for a power outage During a power outage

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Holiday Fire Safety

Holiday Fire Safety

Holiday decorations, candles and trees are a great way to get in the holiday spirit, but they also cause an increased risk of home fires. Here are some tips to keep your home festive and safe this holiday season. Christmas tree fire prevention and safety According to the National Fire Protection Agency: Dangers of a

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Holiday Cooking Safety

Holiday Cooking Safety

Prevent kitchen fires with these simple safety tips The holidays are almost here and that can mean big cooking projects and lots of distractions when your home is full of guests. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S. and it’s also the leading cause of fire injuries. According to the National

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