• 5 Things to Do as Part of an Incapacity Plan

    5 Things to Do as Part of an Incapacity Plan
    Every adult should have an incapacity plan or estate plan, to prepare for family emergencies and health crises. This kind of preparation is easily put off, until something catastrophic happens, such as being diagnosed with a serious illness requiring surgery. The details of executing an incapacity plan involve gathering a lot of pertinent information and signing applicable legal documents. A helpful resource for family emergencies is one with a comprehensive checklist and a place for personal notes. With the following...

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  • Your Home is on Fire — What to Do

    Your Home is on Fire — What to Do
    The peak months for house fires are December and January, though fires occur every day, year around. A house fire can become life-threatening in just two minutes, experts say. An entire residence can be consumed within five minutes. It’s important that everyone in the house know what to do as soon as they are aware of a fire or smoke. A family emergency plan can save lives. The following are tips from fire experts on what to do in the...

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  • What to do if there is an Active Shooter Where You Are

    What to do if there is an Active Shooter Where You Are
    Active shooter situations are rare, but they have dramatically increased and become deadlier in recent years. These shootings occur in places such as churches, workplaces, theaters, schools, concert venues, and shopping malls. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has designated 250 shootings as “active shooter incidents” that occurred from 2000 to 2017. In 2000, there were 7 people total injured or killed in active shooter incidents. In 2017, the total was 729, with 138 killed and 591 injured. Learn more...

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