Monday, November 30, 2009

Dunellen HS Wellness Fair & ICE

Thank you to Alex Zaleski, Tammy DelRosario-Health Teacher DHS, Gene Mosley-Principal DHS, Theresa Albertson-Dunellen Health Fair Coordinator, Peer Leaders and all the students and faculty at Dunellen High!

Paramedic Advances ICE in NJ

November 19 was a pretty important day in the lives of Dunellen High School students, teachers and an Alumni who introduced the students to the concept of ICE. Students were provided with a host of information about a variety of Health and Wellness Topics for almost 4 hours at the DHS Wellness Fair.
Alex Zaleski, a full time Paramedic Student at Union County College, Air Force Reserve Medic and Alumni of Dunellen High worked diligently to provide students participating in the event with an informative and engaging demonstration about the many uses of ICE.
Slide show to follow...the pictures will speak for can read more about the fair and see Alex in action at the link below.
Now for some of those agencies (and schools too!) out there looking for a project to do for the community you go. This one fellow put together brochures, posters and used PowerPoint from the website to instruct and engage his audience. He also created a training report for you to follow.
We will be providing more pics and info as we go along here.
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ICE Banner Unveiled for 2009

ICE Banners are available from ICE4SAFETY to help promote your community wide efforts. This is a close up version...sewn up vinyl edges and brass grommets make it very durable and it can be spotted from a considerable distance even in overcast weather.
They can be custom made and come in a variety of sizes. This one happens to be 3 x 3.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Emergency Water Saving Device - WaterBob

No, it is not a toy, but yet another niche product that might prove effective in a shelter in place incident that has some duration. This device is made of plastic and molds to the contours of most common tubs found in homes or apartments to contain an instant supply of water. It won't replace water containers used when you evacuate - but it will secure a considerable amount of water in short order.
WaterBob claims to this device being rated to hold 100 gallons of water obtained from your tub faucet and can be filled in roughly 20 minutes. It comes with a simple pump device to extract the water as needed.
While it is claimed that the water could prove potable for up to 4-5 days this can be extended of course by using water treatment chemicals or devices to filter water as it is removed from the bladder.
You could store this on site and use this at the first indication of a shelter in place scenario or impending storm - or take it with you to you planned back up retreat if it is another home or apartment and used there. While filling it up you can attend to other tasks at hand like boarding up windows or securing items for an evacuation if need be.
Of course when full you would not be able to take it with you but considering the amount of water secured "inside" the bladder and not laying out exposed in a bathroom environment this can make a hopeless situation livable for a while.
CampingSuvival.Com carries them for about the price of a 5 gallon military water container which we have discussed in earlier blogs. If you have two tubs - great for you! If not, consider how you will be attending to a modified routine of personal hygiene.
This is one more good reason to keep your bathroom clean. Also don't forget that your toilet tank holds a reserve of water as well - not much, but it is there....and treatable.
Nothing is absolute in this preparedness effort as circumstances change and needs arise that may be totally out of your control but having redundant measures in place considerably increases the odds of your overcoming the odds against you in an emergency. This would be a good adjunct to your emergency water preservation efforts.
Mention Coupon Code "ICE" and get 5% off......more to follow.
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