Category Archives: Emergency Preparedness

09Nov 2018
George Tharalson

Respiratory Protection Needed in Areas Affected By Wildfire Smoke

November 25, 2018 update: The Camp Fire in Butte County is now 100 percent contained at 153, 336 acres. The Woosley Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties is also 100 percent contained at just below 97,000 acres. Both fires … Read more »

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16Oct 2018
George Tharalson

Earthquakes Happen in California: Be Ready!

It was just after 5:00 p.m. on October 17, 1989, and I was still at work in the Bay Area. All of a sudden the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake struck. I crawled under my desk for protection and watched … Read more »

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01Oct 2018
George Tharalson

Be Ready! How to Prepare Your Office for Emergencies

The American Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minutes. These range from small house fires or floods to large-scale events like this summer’s wildfires in California or the recent hurricane back east. And they all have something in … Read more »

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