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.
1 week 20 hours ago
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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1 week 23 hours ago
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
1 week 1 day ago
This past week, MyPI National Lead CERT Instructor and MS Citizen Corps Program Manager, Dave Nichols, spoke to a great group of youth leaders at the annual Mississippi Municipal League Youth Summit in Jackson, MS. MyPI continues to promote its program to a wide variety of youth-serving agencies in order to enhance individual, family, and community preparedness and resilience in addition to youth leadership characteristics. Please Like and Share this page and visit our program at mypihawaii.org for more information. #MyPI #YouthPreparedness #PlanAhead #ctahr My PI National Maui County 4-H Hawaii Emergency Management Agency University of Hawaii Extension - Maui County #coopext
4 weeks 4 hours ago
Yesterday, on the campus of Mississippi State, as part of Boy Scouts of America's Merit Badge University, My PI Mississippi and My PI National Coordination Team Member, Dave Nichols, delivered the curriculum leading to the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge for 15 Boy Scouts and assisting them in their journey towards becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest rank a Boy Scout can attain.
At the heart of what makes My PI National work is our commitment to working and partnering with youth-serving agencies across the nation, including the Boy Scouts of America, to build a wealth of leadership characteristics and emergency preparedness skills.
We are proud of our partnerships built, the hard work and dedication of our instructors and youth, and the impact that our program has on youth, their families, and their communities.
Please LIKE and SHARE our page to help continue to spread the word about our program as we continue to grow and visit our website at http://mypinational.extension.msstate.edu, or to learn more about My PI Hawaii, please visit http://mypihawaii.org. #MyPI #YouthPreparedness #PlanAhead #ctahr My PI National Maui County 4-H Hawaii Emergency Management Agency University of Hawaii Extension - Maui County
4 weeks 2 days ago
My PI Hawaii needs YOUR help! We are in a push to keep pace with the rest of our My PI National partners. We need 250 more LIKES and FOLLOWS to our Facebook page and have 7 days to get them in this One Week Challenge. We are currently in 11th place. Help us reach our program goals. Please SHARE our page with your Friends List and invite them to LIKE and SHARE the page. We will continue to share individual, family, and community preparedness tips and provide program information as we continue to deliver MyPI and plan more deliveries across the state. Thanks for your assistance in helping us reach our goal! #MyPI #YouthPreparedness #PlanAhead #ctahr #coopext My PI National Maui County 4-H Hawaii Emergency Management Agency University of Hawaii Extension - Maui County
1 month 2 days ago
1 month 4 days ago
Time. The availability of it is crucial in the event of an impending disaster. While early preparedness for the hazards and risks we face is key, technology and early warnings are allowing us additional time to act and put our plans in place when we need to.
In MyPI, our teens and their families learn the importance of various types of early warning technology. One specific focus is on smartphones and the technology present that can save lives. Central to this message is the need for multiple modes of communication and the need to concentrate on information from official sources.
Please LIKE and SHARE this post and page, if you agree, and invite your Friends' Lists to do the same. MyPI is a comprehensive, two-time national award winning youth preparedness/youth leadership model currently funded in 18 states and 1 US territory. Please message this page or talk to your State Point of Contact for more information on how to become involved with MyPI. #MyPI #YouthPreparedness #PlanAhead #ctahr My PI National Maui County 4-H Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Hawaii Emergency Preparedness Information Hub University of Hawaii Extension - Maui County National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
1 month 3 weeks ago
We are not even one full month into 2018 and we've already seen mudslides, tornadoes, extreme cold, snow, ice, and tsunami warnings. Your geographic location does not matter...we are all subject to a variety of hazards and risks. Prepare now and have peace of mind. Build your emergency supply kit(s), develop a communication plan, become more aware of hazards/risks in your area and resources available to mitigate those, and get involved in community preparedness efforts. Everyone has a role in community preparedness.
Is YOUR household prepared to stand on its own for a three days to two weeks in the event of an emergency or disaster? According to officials, 1 out of every 2 households is not prepared. MyPI, a two-time national award winning program, and its capstone service project, PREP + 6, is changing that.
PREP + 6 is a community service project where MyPI students help their household and then six others in the community develop basic disaster supply kits AND a family communication plan. MyPI teens make a difference in whole community preparedness.
Like and Share if you agree and contact your MyPI State Program Coordinator today to learn more about how to become a student, an instructor, or an advocate in this national award-winning program. #MyPI #YouthPreparedness #PlanAhead #ctahr My PI National Maui County 4-H Hawaii Emergency Management Agency University of Hawaii Extension - Maui County