• November 13, 2020

    Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are all hallmarks of the holiday season. However, they also present fire risks that can quickly turn into devastation. Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November to mid-January, when travel spikes and families gather to cook delicious meals. This year’s fire prevention theme is “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.”

  • September 8, 2020

    National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning – for now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to current disasters (pandemic, fires, floods, hurricanes), there is no better time than now to create your preparedness plan.

  • August 17, 2020

    Children can suffer developmental and psychological setbacks following disaster or other emergencies. It's never too late to begin teaching preparedness!

  • July 15, 2020

    There’s hot summer weather—and then there are heat waves or extreme heat. Much like other natural disasters, extreme heat can kill.

  • June 30, 2020

    FEMA is encouraging Veterans and their families to purchase a flood insurance policy from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to make sure their homes and belongings are protected ahead of the next storm.

  • June 23, 2020

    June is National Pet Preparedness Month. Did you remember to include your pet/service animal in your hurricane preparedness plan? Don’t leave your best friend stranded during a weather emergency.

  • June 20, 2020

    The first day of summer is June 20, but summer thunderstorms don’t wait for the solstice. Thunderstorms form quickly and lightning can be deadly. Lightning Safety Awareness Week is an effort by the National Weather Service to help increase lightning safety.

  • March 18, 2020

    VA is ready for the COVID-19 pandemic, said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie during a White House press briefing March 18. “One of the things we do at VA is that we prepare for national emergencies, be they national emergencies or epidemics,” Wilkie said. VA has four specific missions. Three are Veterans health care, Veterans benefits and running national cemeteries. “Our fourth mission is to support the federal government in times of natural disasters and pandemics,” he said. Wilkie said VA is the “buttress force” if the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) needs medical professionals for crises.

  • February 13, 2020

    Registered Nurses Betzi Solla, Lucy Martin and Marguerita Pena-Agressott spent two weeks in Puerto Rico, volunteering through the Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel System (DEMPS) program.

  • October 22, 2018

    Vet Center counseling and referral services are available at the medical station during its operating hours, which are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. 

  • October 18, 2018

    Hurricane recovery Hurricane Michael made history Oct. 10 as one of the most powerful and largest hurricanes to [...]