Police Issue Alert To Never Answer A Phone Call From These 5 Area Codes.
Police have issued a warning to everyone in the country. If you’re eager to keep your personal information out of the hands of hackers and scam artists, you need to pay attention to this alert. If you have a telephone with caller ID, you’ve undoubtedly seen calls coming in from strange area codes. While you probably wonder, “who is calling from Boise, Idaho or Tacoma, Washington?” you need to forgo your curiosity can refuse to pick up calls – from five high risk area codes. But the mystery makes people answer, and when they do, they put themselves at risk for getting scammed. The fast talkers on the other ends of the lines know exactly what to say to get private information from you. And if you miss the call? You probably want to call back. But police are urging people around the country not to return these strange calls And here is why…
During Winter Storms, most people stay inside. That is where some of the dangers begin.
Light and Cook Safely
If there is a power failure:
• Use battery-powered flashlights or lanterns rather than candles, if possible.
• Never leave lit candles unattended.
• Never use a charcoal or gas grill indoors— the fumes are deadly.
Never use an electric generator indoors, inside the garage, or near the air intake of your house because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning:
• Plug in appliances to the generator using individual heavy-duty, outdoor-rated cords.
• Do not use the generator or appliances if they are wet because of the risk of electrocution.
• Do not store gasoline indoors where the fumes could ignite.
You may need fresh air coming in for your heater or for emergency cooking arrangements. However, if you don’t need extra ventilation, keep as much heat as possible inside your home. Avoid unnecessary opening of doors or windows.
Close off unneeded rooms, stuff towels or rags in cracks under doors, and close draperies or cover windows with blankets at night.
The USAEBN Lighthouse is a 24 hour Emergency Operations Center, staffed by volunteers nationwide. Staff monitors the internet, local conditions and verified sources for emergency information and when an incident begins to develop, the incident commander is notified, who will review the incident and make the determination if preparedness and recovery information should be develop and broadcasted.
“Similar to the lighthouse of old, USAEBN Lighthouse can be your guiding light to safety, in the 21stcentury!” is the motto of this Emergency Operations Center and all staff understands that we are not here to determine how or why and incident happen, but to inform the populace about how to prepare for and recover from any incident.
After any activation / incident the lighthouse staff prepares an After Action Report (AAR), and it is determined both the strong and weak points of the incident and corrective action is determined and implemented. This AAR is shared with all invested parties and stakeholders.
The Lightouse Briefing Room, will be the location to find all the current reports that may be effecting your community.
On September 1, 2017 as Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston and San Antonio areas, USAEBN's President was recruited to assist FEMA with Hurricane Recovery Operations.
This is a short video created from the stories that Mr. Howard had from his time with FEMA DSA Team 71 (wave 3)
Potassium, yes, bananas. A fruit I do not like to eat because I was traumatized when I was young. Yes as an adult I know bananas are not moldy big spider legs, but I still have a problem eating them.
Until recently I didn't care for the fruit, and I did not eat it, then when I was on deployment, the nightly wake up call, from not just one, but sometimes both my legs in painful "charley horses". I knew I had to revisit the old banana problem.
You see I was suffering from exhausting physical labor and my body was doing the best it could to keep up, but I began to suffer. Because I have avoided bananas for over 30 years, I began to research for other avenues to ingest potassium.
Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe, so the best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared. Here are some simple ideas you can follow now to make sure you’re ready before the next disaster strikes.
Since the beginning of the 21st century and the increased popularity of cell phones, the phone scams have also increased in popularity. I know we have all received those phones calls, that when you call the number back it has been disconnected or the number does not exist.
Well these con-artist have stepped up the game and now are trying to record certain words you say on the phone and use those recordings as your authorization to steal you money or your credit.
Active shooting incidents, seem to be happening all over the place. Large cities, small towns, schools, movie houses, workplace, almost everywhere. We must become aware of how to deal with an active shooter situation. Welcome to life in the 21st century.
When faced with an Active Shooter situation, you have one of three things you must remember Run - Hide - Fight.
Disclaimer: this information is advisory in nature and is not intended to identify all scenarios or situations a person might encounter. Following these guidelines will not guarantee your safety. Use common sense in all situations.
Profile of an Active Shooter
We must look at what an active shooter looks like or how they act. If you are able to identify someone who might be an active shooter quickly. Then you can begin to take preparedness actions quicker than most. I am not saying that you must raise the alarms right away, but if you see someone looking strange, maybe wearing an overcoat in the middle of summer, or wearing combat fatigues and carrying a backpack, you might want to look for your nearest exit or start to mentally develop a plan, what am I going to do, if this guy starts shooting.
An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.
An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth caused by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the earth’s surface. Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Forty five states and territories in the United States are at moderate to very high risk of earthquakes, and they are located in every region of the country. Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and without warning. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life from an earthquake.
The actual movement of the ground in an earthquake is seldom the direct cause of death or injury. Most casualties result from falling objects and debris because the shocks can shake, damage, or demolish buildings, bridges, and other man-made structures. Earthquakes can also trigger landslides and generate huge ocean waves called tsunamis. Both of these can cause great damage and loss of life.