As lights start going up on the trees and carols start playing, this means two things for most drivers; more people on the roadways, and winter driving is upon us again. When winter first starts, everyone is cautious, gives each other enough space and let other people in when merging. As the season progresses, people become less and less likely to be accommodating and go back to their summer driving habits. There are some things that should be kept in mind while driving during the winter, but one of the most important is to allow more space between you and the car in front of you while driving.
Social media plays an increasing role in how people communicate. Whether in the middle of a disaster or in everyday situations, more are exchanging information by using the Internet, texting, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube or using apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat.
Preparedness is defined by DHS/FEMA as "a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response." This cycle is one element of a broader National Preparedness System to prevent, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other disasters. Planning makes it possible to manage the entire life cycle of a potential crisis.
Burn injuries continue to be one of the leading causes of unintentional death and injury in the US. National Burn Awareness Week is a time when educators all across the country come together to raise awareness about burn safety and prevention.