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Smoke Alarms Key Part of Home Fire Escape Plan

Provided by Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 1st. As you turn your clocks back, Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue ( would like to remind residents to change the battery in their smoke alarms. Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan by providing an early warning allowing …

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Red Cross Urges People to Get Ready As Hurricane Joaquin Nears U.S.

Issues Safety Steps People Should Follow   [FAIRFAX, VA], October 1, 2015 — Heavy rains and flooding are threatening communities in the Mid-Atlantic even before Hurricane Joaquin is forecast to approach the U.S. late this weekend. The Red Cross is preparing to respond in multiple states and urges people in the path of the storm to get ready too. “People …

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Hurricane Season has Arrived

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue Hurricane Season for the Atlantic coastal area has officially begun, June 1st – November 30th, with the peak season occurring from mid-August to late October. A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm accompanied by thunderstorms; in the Northern Hemisphere they’re accompanied by counterclockwise circulation of winds. A hurricane can cause …

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Emergency Preparedness & Older Americans: May is Older Americans Month

Provided by the Prince William Department of Fire & Rescue There are specific seasons, throughout the year, when emergency preparedness is at the forefront, i.e. tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, floods, etc. We’re often reminded that a disaster/emergency can occur any place, anytime, anywhere, but the key to survival is being prepared. Therefore, one must take into consideration the steps involved in providing a plan of …

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Novant Health Updates on Ebola Preparedness

Provided by Novant Health Novant Health recognizes Ebola viral illness is a serious condition. While there is an extremely low chance it will spread within our communities, Novant Health clinicians and support teams are prepared to respond appropriately. Since the initial communication regarding the Ebola outbreak from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization …

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