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.
Wildfires are a natural occurrence, and not only do they destroy plant life that is in their path, but they also produce smoke. This smoke Can Sometimes be very visible, but can also cause health problems, for those who already have respiratory problems, or whom are very young. So let's talk a little about this smoke and how we can protect ourselves from it.
While not everyone has the same sensitivity to wildfire smoke, it’s still a good idea to avoid breathing smoke if you can help it. And when smoke is heavy, such as can occur in close proximity to a wildfire, it’s bad for everyone.
The number one killer of horses is not viruses, or disease. It is Barn Fires!
Keep your horses safe from the leading equine disaster.
The three essentials of keeping your horse safe from a barn fire are prevention, preparation, and safe response.
Barn fires are one of any horse owner’s biggest nightmares. In just a few minutes of heat, smoke, and fury, thousands of dollars of saddles, bridles, hay, grain, and equipment can be lost along with the barn. That your horse could be trapped inside is almost too painful to imagine.
Preventing barn fires and being well prepared to deal with a fire can mean the difference between life and death for your horses.
If you have a barn, it's essential that you understand how fires start and how to deal with them. But the single most important thing is to be vigilant at all times.
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.
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
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.