FF Michael Buchanan Benefit Concert
Mike Buchanan, a Firefighter/EMT with the Charles City Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department who also volunteers with the Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad was seriously injured while responding to a fire call in Charles City County on May 20th. Please head on out to Rockahock on Saturday, June 9th @ 1PM to support this benefit concert for Mike and enjoy an afternoon of music, fun, friendship, and fellowship.
Visit the DEQ Air Quality Forecasting webpage to view the current day’s forecast for metropolitan areas across the state. Once linked to that page, move your mouse pointer over the cells in the displayed Table for pop-up information and definitions. Move your mouse pointer over the AQI color key under the Table for pop-ups that provide additional information on each index rating: Good (green); Moderate (yellow); Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (orange); Unhealthy (red); Very Unhealthy (magenta); and Hazardous (dark red).
BE AWARE that during the hot and humid months of SUMMER pollutants, especially in and near large metropolitan areas, can impair daily air quality and lead to negative health effects for populations with breathing related issues, and in more extreme circumstances, even the general public.
Links to additional resources and information are available by moving your mouse pointer over the words in the grey navigation bar at the top of DEQ Air Quality Forecasting page.
History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.
This year NOAA has divided Hurricane Preparedness Week into five topics; Overview, Hurricane Hazards (Storm Surge, Winds, Inland Flooding), Forecast, Prepare, and Act. For each topic point they have created an informational video all of which are posted to YouTube. The following links will allow you to watch the video on each days topic. The links are also available from the National Hurricane Center site link above.
Sunday, May 25: Hurricane Basics | Monday, May 26: Storm Surge | Tuesday, May 27: Winds | Wednesday, May 28: Inland Flooding | Thursday, May 29: Forecast Process | Friday, May 30: Get a Plan | Saturday May 31: Take Action
Follow the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) on facebook to stay connected and informed about emergency situations and related information and notices affecting all parts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, including New Kent County, the Richmond Metropolitan Area and Surrounding Counties as well as Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach.
Online Resources to Learn More Information
→ FEMA’s Resolve to Be Ready campaign webpage
→ To learn about these tools in Spanish: Propóngase estar listo en el año 2014
→ FEMA’s Resolve to Be Ready online PDF template “Family Communication”; a form-fillable/printable document for recording important relevent family member contact information
→ FEMA’s Resolve to Be Ready “Emergency Checklist” (printable PDF)
FireSafe Family VA presented by Virginia’s Department of Fire Programs
A new home fire safety mobile application available as a free download for your iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. Download your free copy today!
Use the links below for more information:
Heat is one of the leading weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. Use the following weblinks to learn more about the dangers of extreme heat and steps you can take to stay safe when working and playing in our summer weather.
Register today for New Kent County’s rapid emergency notification system to be, and keep, informed in the event of a weather-related emergency, a missing child alert or any other emergency situation affecting/impacting our area. Registering your contact information takes little time and can be done securely from New Kent’s Community Notification Enrollment webpage. With the 2013 tornado season already very active and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season just now starting, be proactive and enroll in CodeRED® to ensure you’re in the know when an emergency strikes.
Be Mobile Ready
The Ready Virginia mobile app, created by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management is an interactive tool that makes it easier than ever to be prepared for emergencies. The free app for iPhone® and Android™ devices provides emergency planning and guidance and other robust features not previously available in any mobile application.
Interested in volunteering with New Kent Fire-Rescue Fire? Fill out a Volunteer Application and then join us at our monthly orientation.
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Please read these important tips to keep you, your families, and your neighbors safe, this 4th of July.
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