MyPI offers a flexible 5 to 10 week, three component program. In Component A, teenagers will complete the United States Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency-certified Teen CERT training. In Component B, the Add-On Catalog features certification in CPR and AED usage, along with a Disaster simulation, and Career and Technology tracks.
The final element includes a comprehensive family and community service project in which each participant helps develop emergency supply kits and emergency communication plans for their family AND 6 additional families or households. Contact Nancy Ooki for more information or like our Facebook page by click on the link below.
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A few images of the Hanalei Pier, Blackpot Beach parking lot and adjacent homes 4 weeks after the flood ... this area got hammered. The good news is that most of…
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#LeilaniEstatesEruption #KilaueaVolcano LATEST (May 19 at 9:30 AM): Unbelievable new aerial footage shows exactly where last night’s fast-moving pāhoehoe flow crossed Pohoʻiki Road southeast of Hinalo Street through #LanipunaGardens. Officials believe the flow coming from fissure 20 is heading in a direction toward Keahialaka, Mālama Ki Forest Reserve and MacKenzie State Park. Four homes were destroyed, but no highways are threatened at this time. The flow has advanced 1,000 feet in under 1 hour. Volcanic gas emissions are elevated throughout the area downwind of the vents. Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency officials released this update: “Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a short-lived steam explosion from Kīlauea crater created an ash cloud around midnight that reached up to 10,000 ft. Ash was carried southwest by the wind toward Kaʻu, Pāhala, and Naʻalehu. Residents are reminded to protect themselves from ash fallout by remaining indoors. Residents in areas down rift from the flow need to stay alert and prepare for voluntary evacuation should it be deemed necessary. Pohoʻiki Road is closed. Highway 132 and 130 are open to local traffic, to those with ID. For those evacuating, the Pāhoa Community Center, Keaʻau Community Center, and Sure Foundation Church are open. Be aware shelters are pet friendly.” Stay tuned to Hawaii News Now for the very latest developments #HInews #HawaiiNews #HNN #HawaiiNewsNow #WeAreYourSource
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Great work here from our My PI National partners, Ashley and Ryan with My PI Nebraska! Keep up the good work!!!! #MyPI #YouthPreparedness #PlanAhead #ctahr My PI National Maui County 4-H Hawaii Emergency Management Agency University of Hawaii Extension - Maui County Oahu Cooperative Extension - University of Hawaii
As we enter the season for severe weather awareness, we are also learning more about a program geared toward training teens to be prepared in the event of a disaster or emergency. In this Pure Nebraska interview, we hear from a Nebraska Extension educator and a representative with the Nebraska Citizen Corps about this new program called MyPI.
It's that time of year again for most of the United States! Time to "Spring Forward". Even if it's not recognized, there are still important reminders that go along with it. With Daylight Saving Time upon us on March 11, we'd like to remind you that now is the perfect time to TEST YOUR SMOKE ALARMS and CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS. Use this as a reminder to push the test button on your alarm. If your alarm does not sound, you should replace the battery.
Remember, a Smoke Alarm or Carbon Monoxide detector with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no alarm at all.
For fire alarms, take care of the alarm according to its instructions. Follow these tips from the U.S. Fire Administration:
Smoke alarm powered by a nine-volt battery: Test the alarm each month. Replace the batteries every year. Replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years.
Smoke alarm powered by a 10-year lithium battery: Test the alarm each month. Since you cannot replace the lithium battery, replace the entire smoke alarm according to the alarm instructions.
Smoke alarm hardwired into your home's electrical system: Test the alarm each month. Replace the backup battery every year. Replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years.
Also...don't forget about your emergency supply kits and communication plans. Now is also a good time to check the expiration dates of your emergency supplies during Daylight Saving Time and update contact information for friends and family. In your kits, replace any stocked goods that will expire in the next six months. Use the old supplies before they expire.
Some examples of items that can expire are: Food, prescription medications, first-aid supplies, and batteries.
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This week in Washington, DC, My PI National officially received its 2017 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. My PI National was named the national winner of the Outstanding Achievement in Youth Preparedness Award. This is the program's second such award in three years. The program also received an Honorable Mention designation in the John D. Solomon Whole Community Preparedness category. Presenting the awards at the USDA NIFA National Project Directors meeting was Christi Collins, Acting Deputy Director and Operations Branch Chief of FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness Division. Accepting the awards on behalf of the entire My PI National team was Dr. Ryan Akers, the My PI National Project Director.
Pictured below (Left to Right) are Beverly Samuel, National Project Leader, Division of Family and Consumer Sciences for USDA NIFA; William Hoffman, Chief of Staff for USDA NIFA; Christi Collins, FEMA; Dr. Ryan Akers, Associate Extension Professor, Mississippi State University; Sylvia Montgomery, Program Specialist, Division of Family and Consumer Sciences for USDA NIFA, and Siva Sureshwaran, Director of USDA NIFA's Division of Community and Education. #MyPI #YouthPreparedness #PlanAhead #ctahr My PI National Maui County 4-H Hawaii Emergency Management Agency University of Hawaii Extension - Maui County Oahu Cooperative Extension - University of Hawaii #coopext