Canada’s Emergency Preparedness Week is May 7 to 13, 2017 #epweek

April 21, 2017

Canada’s Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners.

This year, the theme is Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. It is meant to help Canadians take action to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.

Through the Get Prepared campaign, Canadians can learn to know the risks, make a plan, and get an emergency kit. This year’s theme highlights the importance of having these measures in place but specifically emphasizes the need to keep up to date on current conditions, like the weather, that might impact you.

Find EP Week resources, toolkits, provincial listings and more at https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/ … and share with others to help build a more resilient and safer Canada.

Also download a free 56-page portion of our IT’S A DISASTER! book and share the PDF and link with others.


Cuteness overload (APHA Get Ready Calendar features baby animals)

April 11, 2017

If you haven’t seen APHA’s 2017 Get Ready Calendar, you need to get your free copy and share this with others!

The winning baby animals pics from APHA’s 2016 Get Ready Photo Contest are being used to promote and encourage preparedness, plus the calendar is so stinkin’ cute it will look great on your walls at home, work and school.

The above Awwwwwpocalypse kitty is the calendar’s cover and below are a few more “cuteness overload” examples…

 

 

 

 

Download and print your 2017 copy today or see more cute 2017 photos, and check out previous APHA calendars featuring cats, dogs, babies and other animals.

APHA’s Get Ready campaign helps Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies. Learn more at http://getreadyforflu.org or follow them on Twitter @GetReady


Inside a State Emergency Operations Center

April 9, 2017

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes during a disaster?

Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) created a brief video of their State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) during a simulated activation that shows what staff do to coordinate the state’s response when an emergency situation occurs.

This video was the first in a series that highlights the different divisions within MN Department of Public Safety in case your agency or dept may want to do similar projects.  Find more DPS MIC’D UP videos on their MnDPS channel


Primal Diety IV-Early Detection available on Amazon

April 2, 2017

Fedhealth Fiction is pleased to announce Allen Ozark’s action packed novel Primal Deity IV – Early Detection is available in paperback and on Kindle.

This is the fourth book in Ozark’s 5-part series about the free spirited, hot-headed and very sexy FBI Special Agent Alex Southerland.

Somewhere between Atlanta and New York, the world changed, and so did Alex Southerland. Her career’s gone, and the love of her life is but a distant memory. However, her family’s touched her heart for the very first time. The Alex of old would’ve died before giving in, but with her family held captive by the enemy, all bets are off. She’s tempted with the one thing she swore she’d never lose again if she just had one more chance.

As the days pass, her heart grows cold towards those she swore to protect. Duty and honor seem like hollow words while her family members’ lives hang in the balance. Finally, she gives in. She’s reborn; this time without the calling that drove her to selflessly shed blood for her country. The enemy achieves success through violence and heinous acts of terror. With the proper leverage, even the most righteous of patriots can be forced to obey.

Upon the success of one last mission, the dark father of Alluvion will finally have absolute power. If Alex is to spare her family from the bloodiest of deaths, she has no choice; she must lead his mission no matter the cost. It’s why she’s equipped herself and a team of warriors and enough advanced tech and firepower to wipe a small country off the face of the earth. It’s why she’s ignored her heart and reconciled in her mind that the needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many. And, it’s why she’s armed a nuclear bomb that’s days away from detonating in a crowded city. If Alex doesn’t come to her senses soon, the bomb will go off, and millions of innocents will die.

Either way, the saga will continue.

Primal Deity 4 – Early Detection is available in paperback on Amazon and CreateSpace, and on Kindle.

Learn more about Allen Ozark and his epic series at www.primaldeity.com … and click below covers to order copies of Primal Deity on Amazon. All 4 titles are part of Kindle’s Matchbook program meaning if you purchase the Kindle format you can get the paperback for only $2.99.

    

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Fedhealth donates portion of all book sales to USFRA to help nation’s first responders

March 11, 2017

Fedhealth, an independent publisher, announced it will be donating a portion of all book orders going forward to support first responders across America.

“We have worked very closely with the United States First Responders Association for years and are committed to help them continue to support our nation’s firefighters, EMTs, law enforcement, active duty military and veterans,” said Fedhealth President and CEO Bill Liebsch. “USFRA’s mission fits perfectly with our “Funding Our Heroes” goals.

Janet Liebsch, Fedhealth Vice President is also Executive Vice President of USFRA and their Disaster Information Specialist. “I have been honored to work with this wonderful organization of professionals and have seen the struggles that first responders deal with financially at their departments, as well as physically, mentally and emotionally in their personal lives. This is a way for us to give back to our country’s heroes through existing and planned USFRA programs and resources.”

Starting this month Fedhealth will donate up to 13% of all bulk IT’S A DISASTER! …and what are YOU gonna do about it? book orders to USFRA with their “Funding Our Heroes” program.

Many disaster education and relief organizations across North America use IT’S A DISASTER! as public education materials for communities before and following a crisis or emergency since the book explains what people should think about and do before, during and after specific types of scenarios, as well as how to administer basic first aid.

The latest version also includes some tips on how to respond during an active shooter incident using data contributed by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Bill and Janet Liebsch, Fedhealth founders and co-authors and publishers of IT’S A DISASTER!, currently discount their 266-page customizable preparedness and first aid manuals up to 70% off list on 10 copies or more (or only $4.50 U.S. delivered). The deeply discounted price helps families, small businesses, volunteer groups, churches and others get this life-saving data into the hands of their employees, members and loved ones’ hands, plus books can be personalized at no additional charge.

Books can be customized in the print process in larger quantities (1,000 units and up) and an upgrade option offers up to 288 additional pages to be added to the preparedness and first aid manuals so businesses, groups or communities can include local emergency information, advertisements, sponsorship data and more.

And now the founders’ new consulting company, Fedhealth Services Corp, can help manage and facilitate large community-wide book projects and FSC will share advertising revenues with local first responders, chambers and other partners while educating the public and saving them money with discounts and freebies supplied by local and national advertisers. Plus the Liebsches will donate a portion of each bulk order to USFRA going forward in support of their “Funding Our Heroes” program.

For more information visit www.fedhealth.net/funding-our-heroes.html

 

About USFRA

The U.S. First Responders Association (USFRA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of a network of colleagues from Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue, EMS as well as all divisions of the military. USFRA’s goal is to work together to strengthen safety initiatives, develop enhanced training programs and combine efforts to maximize community outreach programs. USFRA is one of the few national nonprofits that embrace all aspects of first response. Long term goals include educational and scholarship programs for youth interested in a career in first response and assistance with displaced veterans. www.usfra.org

 

About Fedhealth

Since 1999 Fedhealth has worked with officials and organizations across North America to get preparedness and safety information out to the public while donating millions in cash and match benefits to First Responders and nonprofit groups. www.fedhealth.net


FSC custom book project helps fund first responders and prepare communities

February 16, 2017

fsc-logoSince 1999 we (Bill and Janet Liebsch) have worked with city, county, state and federal agencies, businesses, nonprofits and others across North America providing our custom It’s A Disaster! books in bulk for their respective communities.

And, for the past few years, we’ve been offering our revenue sharing ideas associated with the larger custom book option (i.e. adding 48 to 288+ extra pages for advertisements, etc.)

Many clients want to do large custom book projects for their communities, but more often than not, coordinators are too busy to take on this type of project … or, in some cases, they aren’t allowed to ~ esp. agency coordinators.

So … we recently formed a new consulting company called Fedhealth Services Corp to help facilitate and manage custom book projects that will benefit local emergency management and first responder agencies, nonprofits, businesses and the general public at large.

FSC can help your community

Basically any agency, CERT, MRC, VOAD, nonprofit or other contact can provide FSC some key contacts in their community (e.g. Chambers, Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis, LEPC chairs, EM coordinators, etc.), and we can reach out to them on that coordinator’s behalf and help manage a bulk custom book deal.

disaster_books_gi-4x2FSC can work directly with Chambers, Rotary Clubs or other business groups encouraging members to place ads inside books for pennies on the dollar. The goal is to offer discounts and freebies to local residents helping them save money year round.

The money raised can purchase custom books PLUS we will share revenue back with Chambers and other business groups / partners, local first responders and project coordinators.

We can also work with local emergency and city/county officials to ensure their preparedness messages, plans and other data for residents and businesses are included in custom books.

For example, let’s say a small city or county wants 5,000 customized books using 250 pages for coupons and discounts for the public + 50 pages for local emergency information wrapped around our 266-page disaster preparedness and first aid manual.

And the coordinator refers FSC to a local Chamber and their members pay only 16 cents per page (less than a postcard) for a color ad on glossy paper.

That means the total cost to advertisers would be $800 for a full page color ad (or $400 for 1/2 pg, $200 for 1/4 pg, or only $100 for 1/8 pg ad) that appears in all 5,000 books. Plus the Chamber (and others) will make money for helping put this deal together!

In other words… 5,000 books with 250 pages of color ads @ $0.16 per page could generate:

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Benefits for Chambers and other partners

Chambers and other business groups who work with FSC on a custom book project can…

  • Earn revenue back from members’ ad purchases = new profit center;
  • Brand book project as a Chamber (or Rotary, etc.) sponsored whole community preparedness savings program;
  • Help fund your local first responders and emergency managers;
  • Promote Chamber (or Rotary Club, etc.) on a free page or 2 in book;
  • Recruit new members by offering a discount on annual dues if they purchase an ad;
  • Encourage members to offer discounts and freebies on day-to-day products and services;
  • Generate excitement in the community since people will save so much money they will want a new book every year;
  • Become a hero to your members for being involved in something so beneficial to the community and so affordable ~ especially since books and ads stay in front of people year-round. And, by offering extremely discounted ad rates as shown above, it allows all sizes of businesses to participate.

FSC can structure projects and donations back to the various groups in whatever manner works best for each community and partner.

It’s a true Whole Community public-private partnership program that generously funds nonprofits, agencies, volunteer groups, civic clubs and others while helping our nation become more prepared and resilient.

Learn more at www.fedhealthsc.com or download & share a 2-page PDF handout or call FSC at 520-907-2153 to plan out a book project for YOUR community … and let’s make a difference together!

Note: FSC will donate a portion of all proceeds to the U.S. First Responders Association.

FSC custom book preparedness program


Primal Diety III – Containment now on Amazon

February 9, 2017

amazon_kindle-pd3-coverWe’ve had the privilege of publishing our dear friend and colleague’s action packed series about the free spirited, hot­headed and very sexy FBI Special Agent Alex Southerland, and now — Fedhealth Fiction is proud to announce Primal Deity 3 – Containment by Allen Ozark is available in paperback and on Kindle

This fast-paced crime thriller picks up right at the end of book two after Alex, a former Naval Intelligence Officer, is forced to accept a clandestine mission from the White House. On her one-woman man hunt for a notorious domestic terrorist, Alex does her best to choose the wrong that’s more right, but makes it hard for even her long-time friend and boss to overlook her shortcomings.

With her heart in the wrong place at the right time, Alex finds love and loss are just as closely related as ever before in her world. Despite all her planning, her deception, lies, patience and best efforts, she soon realizes she cannot win this deadly game of cat and mouse. All of Alex’s bad decisions are catching up with her and danger is close, but it’s too late to turn back now. Her desperate attempt to win back her freedom takes a terrible turn, twisting a simple operation into a complicated quest for the truth; one which unravels a government conspiracy that leads all the way to the upper echelon of Washington, D.C.

Alex’s luck has finally run out, she’s charged with treason, and all she can do is wait in torment for a long, lonely walk to the death chamber.

allenozarkAuthor Allen Ozark primarily writes fiction thrillers, but has titles in lighter genres as well, including science fiction and romantic comedy.

When asked how the Primal Deity series came about, Ozark responded, “This whole thing started years back when I wrote Containment, which turned out to be the 3rd book in the series.

Then I went back and wrote the first book, The Chaos Engine, originally entitled, Death Peddler. After that, I wrote book 2, Crisis Management (one of my personal favorites), and then books 4 and 5, Early Detection and One Federal Parkway.

When I started writing the series, I suspected readers would either love Alex or completely hate her. However, after the first two books were published, I discovered readers love Alex all the way even when they absolutely hate what she does. They’ve connected with her in a unique way and seem to have a genuine concern for what happens to her and the people she loves.

pd-the-seriesOne of the reasons I love the series is we’ve got a main character that, even with her hot temper and all her many flaws, she is 100% real and you connect with her right off the bat. With Alex, there’s a lot she’s dealing with in her life you can identify with whether you’re a biracial child, a smart lady in a male dominated workplace, or you’re trying to balance a rocky personal life with a demanding career. Now I can tell you she doesn’t always do the right thing–frankly, sometimes she makes extremely bad decisions–but, she has a big heart and a good soul.”

Learn more about Allen Ozark and his epic series at www.primaldeity.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter … and click below covers to order copies of Primal Deity I, II and III on Amazon (all available in paperback and Kindle).

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