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Sex Offender Danger Zones

Sex Offender Safety Zone Mobile App: SO Zones

New Mobile App Helps Sex Offenders Stay Away from Designated Safety Zones This article provides an overview of sex offender registration requirements and a new app that helps registered...
How to survive a mass shooting

How to Survive a Mass Shooting

Ideas and Advice for Surviving an Active Shooter Situation The purpose of this article is to provide ideas and suggestions on how to survive a mass shooting. My goal...
Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe

Tips for Keeping Your Home and Family Safe for the Holidays

We believe the holiday season should be one of joy. Whether you’re staying home or traveling this year, this article provides a list of tips for keeping your home safe during the...
Text to 911

Text Message to 911

What is Text to 911 Emergency Messaging Capability This article provides an overview of a service called Text to 911 that is rolling out to cites in the United...
Facebook's Safety Check In Feature

Facebook’s Safety Check In Feature: Stay in Touch During a Disaster

Whether you're an everyday Facebook social networking fan or not, you will definitely appreciate Facebook's Safety Check In Feature, especially if you or a loved one is in the midst of a...
List of Halloween safety tips

List of Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is right around the corner. Families across the country are getting ready to open up their homes to excited trick-or-treaters or preparing to head out with their own group of enthusiastic candy collectors. Before you hit...
bulletproof vests

Bulletproof Vests, Backpacks and Protective Gear

What are bulletproof vests? Bulletproof vests are like a sleeveless shirt that is worn on the upper portion (torso) of the body. The protective bulletproof vests serve as a...
List of holiday shopping safety tips

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

List of Holiday Shopping Safety Tips to Keep You Safe This article provides a helpful list of holiday shopping safety tips to help keep yourself, your possessions and your...
FEMA Wireless Emergency Alerts

Emergency Cell Phone Alerts

FEMA Wireless Emergency Alerts The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Weather Service work in conjunction with major cell phone service providers to send emergency alerts to...
Survival Kits

Survival Kits for Emergencies

Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster with a Survival Kit A survival kit is a package of basic tools and supplies prepared in advance as an aid to survival...