By Debbie Coleman on 12/19/2013 3:53 PM

In the flurry of activity around the holidays and the New Year, sometimes we forget that the best gift of all is the gift of giving.

By Debbie Coleman on 12/11/2013 12:41 PM

This holiday season give your loved ones smart gifts from Relief Pod that make safety and organization an easy part of everyday life. Our gift guide will help you discover the perfect gift for anyone still on your holiday shopping list.

By Debbie Coleman on 11/14/2013 6:02 PM

The devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan is truly tragic. An estimated 10,000 people have lost their lives, and over 630,000 people are homeless. Many organizations are sending help to the people of the Central Philippines islands, and they need all the support they can get.

By Debbie Coleman on 11/4/2013 9:22 AM

In past posts, I have enjoyed sharing stories about how being prepared can make a difference in the quality of your day. Recently, I had an experience that showed me how living safely can also help provide greater security for others.

By Debbie Coleman on 10/31/2013 9:54 AM

It’s almost time to put on those Halloween costumes for a fun night of trick-or-treating. But remember to stay safe while having fun. There are twice as many accidents involving cars and child pedestrians on Halloween than any other night of the year. As your child gets ready to walk from house-to-house, here are some helpful tips to keep you and your family safe.

By Debbie Coleman on 10/28/2013 5:09 PM

Safety vests may not be chic, but unlike your everyday apparel, they can do something powerful: help save lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported this past August that if total traffic fatalities stay consistent from previous years, one pedestrian will be injured every 8 minutes and one will die every 2 hours in a traffic-related incident. Staying highly visible to drivers by wearing a reflective safety vest may help to reduce those numbers.

By Debbie Coleman on 10/17/2013 8:31 AM

Earthquakes are unpredictable and unexpected, making practice one of the only ways we can prepare for them. Today, October 17, 2013, at 10:17 AM, over 18.2 million people worldwide will participate in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, estimated to be the largest preparedness event in U.S. history.

By Debbie Coleman on 10/8/2013 10:57 AM

Recently FEMA reported that the number of Americans who say they’re prepared for an emergency has decreased in the past four years. That’s surprising since emergency preparedness is easier now than ever before. In fact, you’re probably more prepared than you even know, and with a couple of simple steps, you could have emergency preparation dialed in.

By Debbie Coleman on 8/19/2013 3:54 PM
It’s the last call for a last hurrah of summer. The unofficial end of summer—otherwise known as Labor Day—is fast approaching. If you’re having a hint of August “antsy-ness” and looking for a special experience to round out the season, there’s still time to plan a remarkable road trip.
By Debbie Coleman on 8/2/2013 11:37 AM
For families with school-age children, August is month of wrapping up summer vacation and gearing up for school to start again. Take some time out during the whirlwind of last-hurrah family trips and summer fun for a refresher course on school-oriented safety with the kids.
By Debbie Coleman on 7/19/2013 12:19 PM
Ah, the open road. The highway stretches of beautiful scenery … the sense of leaving it all behind … the building crescendo of passenger protests? Well, maybe, if you have younger, smaller members of the family along for the ride. You can help minimize whining and maximize fun-time together, however, by taking your companions’ needs into account beforehand.
By Debbie Coleman on 7/5/2013 12:32 PM
The summer sun is high in the sky… Where will your wheels take you in the weeks to come? Camping? The beach? Across the country? Your destination may call for specific equipment (imagine arriving at Yellowstone without a pair of binoculars!), but some safety items are essential for every drive you embark on, whether day-trip or cross-country.
By Debbie Coleman on 6/21/2013 2:22 PM
The flurry of June events has slowed, and now folks are hitting the highway—to visit family, see landmarks, and chalk up milestones to create a memorable summer vacation. If you’re planning to do some long-distance driving this summer, be sure to brush up on these safety rules of the road. And while you’re out enjoying the open road, follow these tips to help everyone stay safe and enjoy the trip.
By Debbie Coleman on 6/14/2013 2:49 PM
On Father’s Day we take time out to celebrate Dad’s hard work and dedication—the things Dad does all year long. Coach, guide, leader, giver (and receiver) of the best bear hugs—for all you do, we celebrate you!
By Debbie Coleman on 5/24/2013 12:59 PM
It’s the unofficial launch of the summer road trip season: Each year over Memorial Day weekend, multitudes of Americans pile into their cars and head to vacation spots, family reunions, and destinations TBD. Statistically, it’s one of the most dangerous travel times of the year. If travel by car is in your plans, take a moment for preparedness, and keep the fun factor intact.

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