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Holiday Online Shopping Safety for 2022

Cybercrime continues to grow, especially as an increasing number of consumers turn to online shopping to fulfill holiday wishlists. Taking a few precautions can go a long way in preventing […]

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15

This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from […]

If You See Something, Say Something

We all play a role in keeping our communities safe. It’s easy to be distracted during our daily routines such as going to work, school, or the grocery store, but […]

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year, FEMA’s Ready Campaign focuses […]

Intentional attack awareness for special events training for volunteers and staff

This brief, free online course helps volunteers and staff understand the importance of their surroundings, how and where to report suspicious activity, how to take protective actions and how to […]

What you need to know about monkeypox

The CDC is tracking an outbreak of monkeypox that has spread across several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States. A total of 10 cases have been […]

Be prepared for extreme heat

Extreme heat isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s also very dangerous. Did you know that extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of deaths among all weather-related hazards? Here are simple […]

Reporting Frequency Change to Kansas City Region COVID-19 Data Hub

The Kansas City Region COVID-19 Data Hub has shifted to weekly reporting on Tuesdays only. The change began the week of July 4. Rationale: A majority of the jurisdictions that […]

The real purpose of tornado sirens

During severe weather season, it’s important to know what to do when you hear an outdoor warning siren, commonly called a tornado siren. We all know that these sirens mean […]

Endemic Status Leads to Changes on Kansas City Region COVID-19 Data Hub

In early April 2022, the states of Missouri and Kansas began recognizing COVID-19 as endemic. Endemic does not mean the end of COVID-19. In public health, the term endemic refers […]

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