by AZ BlueMeanie
Sen. David Farnsworth (R-Mesa), he of “constitutional” chickens fame, fears one day he will be living in the world of NBC’s post-apocalyptic science fiction television dramaRevolution, the premise of which is that all electricity on Earth has been disabled and people are forced to adapt to a world without electricity.
His bill SB 1476 (.pdf), addresses his concerns about an electromagnetic pulse that can be caused by certain types of explosion.
According to a briefing prepared for legislators, a nuclear weapon blast on or near the ground (NEMP) can damage electrical systems and communications for 70 miles or more from the site. But a high-altitude nuclear (HEMP) weapon — exploded 15 miles or more above the surface — could damage electrical grids nationwide for weeks, if not or longer. Read more »
The Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission (EPC) will present a free series of Emergency and Disaster Response Training sessions every Wednesday 6:30 to 9 p.m., March 5 to April 9 at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills.
The free training sessions are open to adults and children ages 14 and up who are accompanied by an adult.
The Emergency and Disaster Response Training will prepare citizens to rely on each other when first responders who provide fire and medical services are unable to meet immediate needs. Participants will learn what to expect in terms of emergency services, individual responsibility for preparedness, and life saving skills. Topics will include: Read more »
BY: EMILY O’DONNELL SUN CHRONICLE STAFF
MANSFIELD - The Mansfield, Norton and Plainville emergency management departments are offering a joint Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.
The program educates citizens about disaster preparation and trains them in basic emergency response skills such as fire safety, search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.
The training is designed to prepare citizens to assist others in an emergency situation in the event that professional responders are not immediately available. Read more »