FEMA Seeks Applicants for Youth Preparedness Council

FEMA Youth CouncilFrom: FEMA.gov

Release date:
January 26, 2016
Release Number:
HQ-16-007

Washington – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council. FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council was formed in 2012 to bring together leaders from across the country who are interested and engaged in advocating youth preparedness. Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities, and their potential to expand their impact as national advocates for youth preparedness. Continue reading

Nuclear War Survival Skills

Nuclear War Survival Skills CoverLifesaving Nuclear Facts and Self-Help Instructions

By: Cresson H. Kearny

Description By: Robert Studer

The following PDF is an interesting read and a must have to be reprinted in case of societal collapse. It has lots of information that can be used for other than Nuclear emergencies or disasters. It was written by Cresson H. Kearny in 1979 and the following is the updated edition released in 1987. Please download and share.  Continue reading

10 Things to Hate About Sleep Deprivation

sleep deprivation By Camille Peri
WebMD Feature

You know lack of sleep can make you grumpy and foggy. You may not know what it can do to your sex life, memory, health, looks, and even ability to lose weight. Here are 10 surprising — and serious — effects of sleep loss.

1. Sleepiness Causes Accidents

Sleep deprivation was a factor in some of the biggest disasters in recent history: the 1979 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill, the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, and others.

But sleep loss is also a big public safety hazard every day on the road. Drowsiness can slow reaction time as much as driving drunk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that fatigueis a cause in 100,000 auto crashes and 1,550 crash-related deaths a year in the U.S. The problem is greatest among people under 25 years old. Continue reading