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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
Is the glass half empty or half full? If a hurricane's on top of the area, the glass may well be floating away. We can complain about these storms, we can wish and expect them to turn into gentle rain showers, but ultimately, it is up to us to be ready for them--to expect the unexpected--no matter what kind of punch they pack. In Texas, it's always a matter of when, not if.
CPR [AND MUSIC] CAN HELP SAVE LIVES
In 2013, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) adopted a department-wide initiative to provide AED (automated external defibrillator) and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training to commissioned and non-commissioned employees. To date, DPS has placed over 550 AED's in public buildings and offices and trained over 7,000 employees in AED/Take 10 CPR.
JUNE IS NATIONAL PET PREPAREDNESS MONTH
No owner wants to leave his or her pets, horses, cattle or other stock to fend for themselves in a disaster. Whether it is a hurricane, tornado, wildfire, or severe weather, an animal disaster plan can be the difference between life, death or suffering for livestock and pets.
HOW TO STAY SAFE WHILE THE HEAT IS ON
Summer comes with heat waves and the American Red Cross has steps people can follow to stay safe as the temperatures soar. Excessive heat can be deadly and has caused more deaths in recent years than any other weather event. Weather experts say it will be so hot this summer that heat illnesses are possible, especially for people who work or spend extended periods outside.
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