Smoke detector
It’s a potentially fatal (and far too common) scenario: An otherwise functional smoke alarm is rendered ineffective when a homeowner, annoyed by an end-of-life signal or false alarm, deliberately deactivates…
Tornado Myths Debunked
Tornadoes can strike with little warning and transform a landscape within a matter of minutes. And while their damage can be deadly, so can the confusing myths about tornadoes that…
Everything You Want to Know About: Wildfire Preparedness
Tens of thousands of U.S. wildfires burn each year, consuming millions of acres in their paths – and they don’t care if your house is in the way. In 2009…
disaster planning for pets
We’re all advised to make emergency preparedness plans for our family, but what about our pets? Whether you care for dogs, birds or cats, their safety is equally at risk during an…
7 Tips for Avalanche Safety
Colorado is known around the country, and around the world, for being a winter sports playground. Those sports take place in the backcountry as well as in established resort areas,…
From Atlas to Zephyr: Be On the Lookout for Named Winter Storms
Anybody who followed the news or used social media last fall heard about it: The Weather Channel’s decision to name winter storms. Designed to facilitate the sharing and spreading of…
holiday guide
A little preparation can help you safely survive anything the holiday season throws at you…at home, on the road and in the elements. Click the image below to visit our…
Zombie Sign
The characters of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” — the popular TV drama set in an apocalyptic, zombie-ridden Georgia — face a set of disastrous circumstances familiar to many a zombie-flick…
mother talking with her son
Survivors of hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and other such events sometimes have a challenge coping in the aftermath. And though adults may shoulder much of the practical burden of recovering, it’s important…
Lost at the mall
According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), approximately 800,000 young people go missing annually. And in all of these missing child scenarios, statistics show that the first…