October is Fire Safety Month, and to help Georgians prepare for fires, Ready Georgia interviewed Thomas Bartlett, Deputy Fire Chief for Fayette County. Household fires kill more than 4,000 people every year, and many of those deaths are preventable. Chief Bartlett provides some important information on the most common causes of fires and best practices for preventing [...]
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From tornadoes and ice storms to wildfires and earthquakes, it’s been a wild year of weather in the state of Georgia. And with hurricane season still under way, there’s no telling what may occur in the months ahead. That’s why it’s so critical to take the time to prepare your homes, workplaces and communities for [...]
Posted in Severe Weather Preparation on May 19th, 2011
It’s Small Business Week, which means it’s time to celebrate the entrepreneurs and companies that create most of the jobs in this country. Anyone who has owned or worked for a small business knows how demanding it can be, and important tasks often get put on the back burner in the face of immediate concerns. [...]
Posted in Severe Weather Preparation on Nov 3rd, 2010
Today’s world can seem like a dangerous place, especially for children. While the adult world is concerned about terrorism, natural disasters and other large-scale emergencies, children are navigating their own world of potential threats. Situations that may not register as potentially harmful for an adult can distress a child if he or she isn’t prepared [...]
Today Ready Georgia launches a new way to help Georgians prepare for the unexpected — the Get Ready podcast. Our first episode highlights the three steps to emergency preparedness: prepare, plan and stay informed. Future episodes will help you prepare for weather-related disasters, get your pet ready for emergencies and get your whole family involved [...]