Earn money for your VFD, CERT, school and others just for who you know

July 8, 2020
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The coronavirus outbreak has financially impacted first responders and volunteers across the country very hard – especially volunteer fire departments since a chunk of annual budgets come from community fundraisers like raffles, dinners, street fairs and other public functions.

Fedhealth has an easy way to help complement fundraising efforts for volunteers (VFDs, CERTs, K9 teams, etc.), nonprofits, schools and others (including individuals) just by spreading the word about our customizable preparedness and first aid book and PDF ebook.

Volunteers and others can…

  • Earn 15% on referred bulk book and ebook orders!
  • Raise funds without taking orders, collecting money, etc.;
  • Just refer agencies, businesses and groups to www.fedhealth.net or ph# 520.907.2153;
  • Fedhealth does ALL the work including providing and helping referrals with free customization then sends referral $$ once order is paid in full!

For example, say a Volunteer Fire Dept or CERT refers a county Health Dept or Emergency Management Agency…

  • County calls Fedhealth direct and orders 5,000 books customized with local plans, COVID-19 messaging, floodplain data, etc.
  • Cost for custom books:   $  22,500  (5,000 x $4.50 / book + free customization)
  • Total amount earned (15%) for Referral: $  3,375

And, if agencies or groups cannot take cash donations, Fedhealth can purchase needed equipment or supplies or provide that value in books or ebooks that can be used however you wish.

Learn more, download a free ebook, and find some handouts to share with others at www.fedhealth.net/funding-ideas.html … or call 520-907-2153 so we can help fund and support YOUR organization and help our nation get better prepared for emergencies and disasters.

Proceeds benefit the U.S. First Responders Association


Medical Reserve Corps volunteers strengthen America’s public health

March 2, 2020

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities.

The MRC network currently comprises over 180,000 volunteers in 830+ units located throughout the United States and its territories.

MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize medical and non-medical volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year. MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources.

About the Medical Reserve Corps

After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, many Americans asked, “What can I do to help?” Public health professionals were among those who wanted to volunteer their services, but many were not able to find a way to do so. While these professionals had applicable skills sets, they could not be deployed. This was because they were not identified, credentialed or trained in advance. So, the Medical Reserve Corps was created to build a group of people who can assist existing local public health in the event of a true public health emergency or disaster.

MRC was originally a partner program with Citizen Corps and resided under HHS’ Office of the Surgeon General. In 2015 the MRC was welcomed into HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Office of Emergency Management family. MRC also works closely with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to enhance MRC units’ ability to meet local, state, and national needs through collaboration, coordination, and capacity-building activities.

MRC units engage volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. They prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks. They frequently contribute to community health activities that promote healthy habits.

Volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Many community members with non-medical backgrounds—interpreters, chaplains, office workers, legal advisors, and others—can fill other key support positions.

Credit: MDRMRC

Some examples of activities that MRC volunteers participate in and support include:

  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Trainings
  • Mass Dispensing Efforts
  • Emergency Sheltering
  • Vaccination Clinics
  • Responder Rehab
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Disaster Medical Support
  • Outreach to Underserved Community Members
  • Medical Facility Surge Capacity
  • First Aid During Large Public Gatherings
  • Engaging Youth in Public Health Activities
  • Planning, Logistical & Administrative Support
  • Health Screenings
  • Veterinary Support and Pet Preparedness
  • and more!

To volunteer or partner with your local Medical Reserve Corps, visit their Find MRC Units page to locate the unit nearest you and reach out to the unit coordinator and visit https://mrc.hhs.gov to learn more about this great organization.

MRC Network Well Check Webinars

MRC Network Well Check interactive webinars provide MRC unit leaders and State Coordinators with information on a wide variety of topics, largely determined by members’ interests and needs. Through these ongoing wellness check-ups of the MRC network, members will be provided a platform to connect, share, and learn with your peers and leadership, plus some members will also be asked to serve as presenters.

Webinars are typically held on the first Tuesday of each month at 2p ET and run about 60 minutes long primarily focusing on a specified topic. Many include a Q & A period and highlights from the field, as well. Visit https://mrc.hhs.gov/pageviewfldr/WellCheckCalls to find upcoming and archived webinars.

Many MRC units use customized It’s A Disaster books

Since Medical Reserve Corps’ creation in 2002 many Health Departments and MRCs (+ EMs, CERTs, etc.) have purchased our 266-page preparedness and first aid manuals customized both in the print process and using standard red books with stickers for volunteers, events and local communities.

Our IT’S A DISASTER! bulk price is only $4.50 U.S. each delivered (70% off list on 10 or more copies) … and we can customize them for free to include data about your MRC unit, how to become a volunteer, public health information and more. And our book qualifies as community education on most grants providing about a $4-to-$1 return that can be used on matching grant programs.

Download a free 59-page portion of our book in PDF and learn how to order paperbacks (or ebooks) at www.fedhealth.net or call 520.907.2153.


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


New custom book examples and some ways groups use our preparedness books

September 25, 2013

We recently did a bulk print for several agencies and a Rotary Club and wanted to share their custom covers and briefly describe how groups use our customizable books.

disaster-books-std-lblSince 1999 agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations across the U.S. and Canada have used custom preparedness books as educational giveaways to employees, volunteers, customers and communities. They also make great gifts that show you care about your recipients’ health and well-being (esp. for the holidays!)

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

Some creative ways agencies, businesses and organizations use “IT’S A DISASTER!” …

  • Agencies / First Responders = for staff, volunteers and local communities
  • Banks & Credit unions = for new accounts and/or new home loans
  • Civic Clubs, Chambers and Associations = for members, events, sponsors and communities
  • Human Resources, Risk Management & Business Continuity Depts = for employees and contract workers
  • Insurance companies = for new or existing policyholders
  • Marketing & Sales Depts = for meetings or Conferences … or gifts to clients and customers
  • Real estate / mortgage professionals = for new homebuyers or use as relocation gifts
  • Utility companies = for customers / members, employees, and safety classes

Groups can change the entire book cover (including the title) and the first 12 pages can be personalized with emergency ph#s, marketing and safety data, advertisements or sponsorship information, or whatever you’d like … then books are all the same after the first 12 pages.

And a new feature we are now offering is a 48 page color glossy insert that can be bound into books for an up-charge (so up to 60 customizable pages) creating a very substantial personalized reference manual.

Agencies, businesses or nonprofits can use the color inserts to collaborate with local partners and offer coupons and savings to motivate the public while raising funds to sustain your projects. Collect anything you can for ads or sponsorship … cash, lines of credit, barter or trade … and keep it all since Fedhealth prints the ads for free. See some funding examples here.

Below are some custom covers and pages from a few groups we recently printed books for and how they are using them in their respective communities. More samples are viewable here.

Rotary Club of McHenry County Sunrise

On September 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Rotary Club of McHenry-Sunrise will host the Disaster Response Appreciation Day at Petersen Park in McHenry, Illinois.

The Chasing4Life Team along with local organizations will present and demonstrate the role of a variety of response teams in the event of a disaster.

Some attractions at the event will include a portable disaster response command center and hospital, a K-9 demonstration, a drone equipped with a camera and thermal imaging technology to find missing persons and an exceptional attraction for kids. Children in attendance can maneuver their way out of a mock safety house during a simulated fire.

Admission will be free though donations will be welcome and encouraged. (RCOMS is selling their customized book direct to the public.)

Rotary Club of McHenry-Sunrise’s custom covers and several custom pages are wrapped around our 266-page preparedness and first aid manual.

Connecticut Region 2 Medical Reserve Corps

The Connecticut Region 2 Medical Reserve Corps Partners include Shoreline MRC, New Haven MRC, West Haven MRC, Wallingford MRC, Milford MRC and Naugatuck Valley MRC. The Region 2 Coordinator at East Shore District Health Department along with Naugatuck Valley Health District pooled funds to purchase books for their MRC volunteers.

CTMRC Region 2’s custom pages include information about Training, MRC Policies, Liability Protections, Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities, safety and more.

Albany County (New York)

In a May 30, 2013 press release (after the Albany County Sheriff’s Office initial purchase) Sheriff Craig Apple asked individuals or organizations who wished “to partner with ACSO in further productions of this important publication” to contact his office. The Albany County Health Department and County Executive Daniel McCoy joined forces with the Sheriff’s office to reprint more custom books for their community using some Homeland Security grant funds.

Standard red books with stickers

Remember … in small quantities and on rush orders we can always customize our standard red books with free peel and stick labels to convey your messages to your recipients.

View more samples (or call or email for full size PDFs), learn more about our book and funding ideas or call Fedhealth at 1-888-999-4325 to discuss your needs. 


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