Hurricane updates and resources + free 58-pg preparedness ebook

September 6, 2017

It’s been several years since the U.S. has dealt with a major hurricane hitting our shores, but things are really starting to heat up esp. since we are in peak hurricane season.

As Texas and Louisiana continue to recover from the wrath of hurricane Harvey, an extremely powerful Hurricane Irma is barreling towards Florida and the southeastern U.S. Plus Irma’s little brother Jose is building strength as it follows her west.

Download a free 58-page PDF portion of our IT’S A DISASTER! book with tips about hurricanes, floods, evacuations, making a family plan, assembling disaster kits and more … and share ebook and this post with others ~ esp. those living along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

Also visit the U.S. First Responders Association‘s Disaster Preparedness forum to find resources and updates about Hurricane Irma and Harvey recovery and the 2017 hurricane season in general, and follow the USFRA facebook page for breaking news and updates.

Stay safe out there and again – please download our free ebook and learn how to order the full 280-page ebook ($3 U.S.) or paperbacks ($4.50 U.S.) at www.fedhealth.net. j & B

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Disaster book Special and more ideas for National Preparedness Month

September 4, 2014

In honor of National Preparedness Month, we wanted to share some Fedhealth specials and ideas in case they can help with your public education campaigns and efforts during NPM and throughout the year.

Special NPM Pricing

We are discounting our price on our 266-page IT’S A DISASTER! books to over 50% off list (or only $7.00 each) on ANY quantity purchase now through September 30, 2014. (Note, our ebook is only $2.50.)

Our book price price is always deeply discounted (70% off or $4.50 each) in support of our grant and funding programs. (Price updated as of 2015)

Our disaster preparedness and first aid manuals make great gifts for employees, volunteers, family members, friends and communities, and books can be customized for free to include logos and special messages to recipients. Plus we will donate 10% to 30% of orders back to our partners and others helping spread the word. Learn more or call Fedhealth at 1-888-999-4325 (US or Canada).

 

Creative Public-Private Partnership programs

Many times agencies and volunteer groups want to purchase IT’S A DISASTER! books for local volunteers and citizens, but they don’t have any money in their limited budgets. Plus nonprofits, schools and First Responders are always looking for ways to raise money. So ~ a creative way to get local businesses involved is to sell advertisements or acknowledge sponsorship inside books (or eBooks) … and Fedhealth will print the ads and other data for FREE and throw the value in as “match” on your paperwork.

Groups can collect anything you can for ads or sponsorship … take cash, lines of credit, barter or trade (whatever you can get) … and keep it all since Fedhealth prints them for free..! It’s a whole community approach to resilience and preparedness. Learn more about our collaborative Public-Private Partnership ideas.

 

School / Youth Group Fundraisers

A great way for schools and youth groups to participate in September’s National Preparedness Month is to use our preparedness book as a fundraiser (and collaborate with local Chambers, Rotarys and others to get discounts and freebies for the public) and earn 10%100% profits while educating local communities! Learn more

 

Use up those leftover federal grant dollars

Many Federal grants close out September 30th so if your agency or nonprofit has dollars that need to be spent before a certain deadline, please consider using customizable IT’S A DISASTER! books to commit those funds. Our book qualifies as community education on grants providing almost a $4-to-$1 return on match. Learn more or call Fedhealth at 1-888-999-4325.

 

Read about some more creative ideas and activities for National Preparedness Month and please share these resources with others.

Stay safe all, j & B

Source: Fedhealth Aug 2014 enews


Doing another bundled print late May – call if you need custom preparedness books

May 9, 2014

View custom samplesSeveral agencies need custom books for their communities ASAP so we plan to do a large bundled print late-May 2014.

If you or any agencies, businesses or nonprofits you know would like a customized version of our disaster preparedness and first aid manual, please call Fedhealth at 1-888-999-4325 to discuss your needs.

Books make great educational giveaways for employees, customers and local communities, and our customizable tool can help clear out leftover grant dollars that are time sensitive.

We discount our 266-page book 50% to 70% off list (or as low as $4.50 U.S. each) and personalize them for free (in print process [1,000 units & up] .. OR .. with peel & sticker labels on our standard red books [any Quantity]).

You can change the entire outside cover (including the book title) and the first 12 pages can be customized with your contact information, evacuation routes, marketing data, advertisements and sponsorship messages from local partners and more.  (The books are all the same after first 12 pages ~ view some sample covers and pages.)

Also … going forward, we’ll be printing all custom pages in FULL color on glossy paper at no extra charge!

And if you need additional pages, we can insert 48 to 288 color pages in front or back for an upgrade price. This feature comes in handy if agencies or groups want to partner with local businesses, chambers and others to include coupons and discounts for communities … or incorporate other booklets or educational materials inside custom books. We also have some creative revenue sharing ideas to help first responders, volunteers, nonprofits and others.

Again, we hope to send all completed artwork to our printer late May for a late June 2014 delivery.

Learn more or call us at 1-888-999-4325.


Get Ready to Participate in America’s PrepareAthon

April 7, 2014

FEMA PrepareAthon Tagline Logo Lock Up_v4America’s PrepareAthon! is a national community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, and exercises. 

Ready.gov explains the goal of America’s PrepareAthon! is to build a more resilient nation by increasing the number of individuals who understand…

  • which disasters could happen in their community;
  • know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage;
  • take action to increase their preparedness;
  • and participate in community resilience planning.

The spring and fall events are designed to encourage Americans to practice preparedness before an emergency or disaster strikes. For example, each year the Great ShakeOut earthquake drills encourage millions of people to physically practice what to do during an earthquake, and America’s PrepareAthon is modeled on the same principle. Participants must commit to take action and take at least one step (or more!) to prepare for a hazard they may face.

As mentioned above, the PrepareAthon! will occur twice a year — once in the spring and once in the fall — with the 2014 events planned on April 30 and September 30. Each event will concentrate on specific hazards and themes, but communities, organizations and families are encouraged to use the various resources throughout the year since disasters can happen anywhere and anytime.

According to Ready.gov the first National Day of Action is scheduled for April 30, 2014 and will focus on taking actions to prepare for four specific hazards:

— Tornadoes

—  Wildfires

—  Floods

  Hurricanes

Agencies, organizations, businesses, schools and individuals can visit www.ready.gov/prepare and register to participate in America’s PrepareAthon! During the signup process organizers would like to know a few details about activities you are planning for the April call to action (similar to registering for ShakeOut events), plus you can join the National Preparedness Community to post events and network with others in the forum.

Also America’s PrepareAthon! organizers are providing customizable guides, social media tools and promotional materials for families and groups to use whether you just do the National Day of Action on 4/30 or hold drills or exercises year-round. The key is turning knowing into doing!

Additional Resources

View custom samplesIn addition to the above and below links, consider learning more about FedHealth’s customizable disaster preparedness and first aid manual for your public outreach efforts too.

Our IT’S A DISASTER! book qualifies as community education on grants and provides about a $3 or $4-to-$1 return on match since we discount it up to 70% off list (or as low as $4.50 each) and customize it for free.

Plus we have collaborative revenue sharing ideas to help fund first responders, nonprofits and schools and educate local communities while saving people money! It’s a whole community approach to resilience and preparedness that can complement your Awareness campaigns. Learn more and download a free mini ebook

Some other informational tools include…

FLOOD resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mold cleanup tips

EPA’s 20-page guide, “Mold, Moisture and Your Home”

FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (Floods)

NOAA’s Flood Safety

Ready.gov flood safety

HURRICANE Resources

Hurricanes 101 (hurricane basics and resources) / a 2013 post on our IAD blog

Florida’s Foundation “Make Mitigation Happen” (21-pg PDF for FL but could help most everyone)

National Hurricane Center

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (Hurricanes)

NOAA Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide (12 pg PDF)

Ready.gov Hurricane safety

TORNADO Resources

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (Tornadoes)

NOAA Tornado safety tips

More NOAA tips

Ready.gov Tornado safety

The Tornado Project Online!

WILDFIRE Resources

Wildfire Mitigation Tips (on USFRA.org) 

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (Wildfire)

National InciWeb

National Interagency Fire Center

Ready.gov Wildfire safety

US Fire Administration Wildfire safety

Or download some free preparedness topics from our It’s A Disaster! books … or visit your state or local Emergency Management, Health or Fire or Police or Sheriff department’s website to find local emergency information, safety tips and tools to help you and your loved ones get prepared.

And again… learn how to take action and get involved with America’s PrepareAthon at www.ready.gov/prepare and follow them on Twitter @PrepareAthon or Facebook.

 


What can you get for a nickel these days… that matters?! (Fundraiser ideas + examples)

August 5, 2013

This originally appeared in our June 2013 enews but modified a bit.

iad_custom_books2.jpgWe have written about our ad / sponsorship program before but we wanted to share some numbers and examples that might just boggle your mind.

These ideas may help volunteers and groups partner with local businesses to purchase custom books … plus help them raise funds!

CUSTOM BOOK OVERVIEW

Fedhealth bundles bulk jobs together several times a year so agencies, businesses and groups can get customized IT’S A DISASTER! books for employees, volunteers, customers and local communities. (As fyi, we have to bundle jobs so we can print 20,000 or more at a time to offer such deep discounts.)

Keep in mind we discount our 266-page disaster preparedness and basic first aid manuals up to 75% off list (or as low as $3.50 U.S. each) … and we customize them in the print process on 1,000 unit (or larger) quantities at NO additional charge.

You can change the entire outside cover (including the book title) and the first 12 pages can be customized (in color now) with your contact information, evacuation routes, marketing data, advertisements and sponsorship messages from local partners and more. (The 266-page books are all the same after first 12 pages – see some samples.)  

And, if needed, a 16, 32 or 48-page full color glossy insert can be added in books for an upcharge (so up to 60 customizable pages) creating a very substantial reference manual that can be personalized for employees, customers or local communities.

In smaller quantities and on rush orders we can customize our “standard” red books with free peel and stick labels. It’s not as cool as a custom book, but it allows volunteer groups, nonprofits, agencies, schools and businesses to personalize books for their recipients.

NICKELS AND DIMES

Many agencies and volunteer groups want to purchase IT’S A DISASTER! books for local volunteers and citizens, but they don’t have any money in their limited budgets. Plus nonprofits, schools and First Responders are always looking for ways to raise money.

So ~ a creative way to get local businesses involved is to sell advertisements or acknowledge sponsorship inside books (or eBooks) … and Fedhealth will print the ads and other data for FREE and throw the value in as “match” on your paperwork.

Groups can collect anything you can for ads or sponsorship … take cash, lines of credit, barter or trade (whatever you can get) … and keep it all since Fedhealth prints them for free..!

We’re flexible on ad layouts since some may want to do a list of sponsors while another wants to offer quarter, half or full page ads. The below examples just use ¼-page ads for simplicity.

ad-samples-4-square-labelExample #1: Say a CERT or Scout troop wants to purchase 100 red books but has no money so collects $50 for 1/4 page ad on 3 large stickers…

Businesses buy 12 1/4-page ads: $50/ad x 4 ads/label x 3 labels = $600 collected

Cost for 100 books is $350 + freight = about $420

Total money leftover for CERT or Scouts = $180+ … and more funds could be raised by asking for more per ad or doing a 4th sticker.

NOTE: A $50 4-color ad is only 50 cents per book into 100 homes.


Example #2: Nonprofit or Agency wants 1,000 custom books but has no funds so collects $100 for 1/4 page ad…

Businesses buy 40 1/4-page color ads: $100/ad x 4 ads/pg x 10 pgs = $4,000

Cost for 1,000 books is $3,500 + freight = about $4,000

And more funds could be raised by collecting more per ad or offering premium placement on outside color covers, inside covers, etc.

NOTE: A $100 ad is only 10 cents per book that goes into 1,000 homes.

 

ad samples 4 square color2Example #3: A Region or nonprofit wants 20,000 custom books with a 48-page color glossy insert upgrade (total of 60 custom pages) and collects $1,000 for 1/4 page ad…

Sell 48 pgs of 1/4-pg ads: $1,000/ad x 4 ads/pg x 48 pgs = $192,000

Cost for 20,000 336-pg books @ $5.50 ea (includes freight) = $110,000

Total funds leftover for Region or nonprofit = $82,000 … and more funds could be raised by collecting more per ad or offering premium placement on outside covers, inside covers, use some more color pages for ads, etc.

NOTE: A $1,000 ad is only 5 cents per book that goes into 20,000 homes..!! 

nickel (or a dime or 5) per book is a great deal for advertisers and the ads can help generate excitement and participation in the community since it helps people save money on supplies and day-to-day goods and services. Plus the leftover funds can be used by groups doing the project to help fund their efforts!!

As always, we are completely open to ANY idea that gets this data into the public’s hands and helps our country “be aware, be prepared and have a plan”!

Please call Fedhealth at 1-888-999-4325 to discuss your needs or to request a free information kit … or download a free 56-page mini ebook and learn more about our Public-Private Partnership ideas. 


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