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SURVEY FINDS MANY HOOSIER DRIVERS NOT PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCY

December 3, 2013
SURVEY FINDS MANY HOOSIER DRIVERS NOT PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCY

  12/04/13 According to a survey conducted by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, about 75 percent of Indiana respondents indicated they did not have a preparedness kit in their vehicles, including items specifically for winter weather emergencies. With many Hoosiers traveling for the holidays and winter weather conditions in northern Indiana, Indiana Department of...
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IDHS Survey Shows More Than Half of Hoosier Households May Not Be Prepared for Widespread Emergency

November 13, 2013
IDHS Survey Shows More Than Half of Hoosier Households May Not Be Prepared for Widespread Emergency

11/14/13 The Indiana Department of Homeland Security recently surveyed Hoosiers about their level of preparedness should an emergency such as a tornado, blizzard, earthquake or some sort of manmade disaster occur. The survey, which included a series of questions about preparedness plans, kits and various resources, was completed by more than 2,500 respondents. According...
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USE CAUTION WHEN SHOPPING ON THE INTERNET THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

November 27, 2012
USE CAUTION WHEN SHOPPING ON THE INTERNET THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

11/28/12 With the holiday season upon us, shopping is a priority for many Americans. While shopping may seem like a simple, safe transaction, there are still many safety tips to keep in mind.   “The Internet has created a great atmosphere for increased business activity in Indiana and the country as a whole. Unfortunately...
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DRY CHRISTMAS TREES ARE A FIRE HAZARD

December 25, 2011
DRY CHRISTMAS TREES ARE A FIRE HAZARD

12/26/11 Indiana Public safety officials are encouraging Hoosiers to promptly and safely dispose of live Christmas trees after the holidays. According to the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, even trees that have been well watered and cared for will eventually stop absorbing water and start to dry out. A good rule of thumb is...
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UNSOLICITED GOODS HINDER RECOVERY EFFORTS IN MISSOURI

June 2, 2011
UNSOLICITED GOODS HINDER RECOVERY EFFORTS IN MISSOURI

06/03/11  The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has been asked to spread the word that unsolicited goods and volunteers are hindering the effectiveness of response and recovery efforts in Joplin, Missouri.  Emergency responders in Missouri say that critical resources and personnel in the affected area are being redirected from the important work of response...
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IDHS REMINDS HOOSIERS OF FLOOD DANGERS

April 27, 2011
IDHS REMINDS HOOSIERS OF FLOOD DANGERS

04/28/11 The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is reminding Hoosiers to stay away from flood waters. Tips for staying safe around flood water Never allow children or pets to play near or venture into flood waters. In addition to the health risks posed by numerous pathogens that thrive in unsanitary flood water, unseen currents...
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Hoosiers Cautioned to be Wary of Scammers

March 15, 2011
Hoosiers Cautioned to be Wary of Scammers

03/16/11 Reports of a potential scam artist in Knox County have prompted the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), Indiana State Police (ISP) and the Indiana Attorney General’s office (AGO) to remind everyone who sustaines storm damage during severe weather incidents to be cautious of frauds and scams. “Identity theft and building scams are...
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Indiana State Fire Marshal Reminds Hoosiers to Use Candles Safely This Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2011
Indiana State Fire Marshal Reminds Hoosiers to Use Candles Safely This Valentine’s Day

02/14/11 While candles are a popular home décor item in many Hoosier households around Valentine’s Day, the Indiana State Fire Marshal is encouraging everyone to remember a few important safety tips, to help keep the holiday accident free. “Many people enjoy using candles this time of year to help celebrate Valentine’s Day,” says Indiana...
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MOTORISTS ENCOURAGED TO PREPARE VEHICLES FOR WINTER DRIVING

November 4, 2010
MOTORISTS ENCOURAGED TO PREPARE VEHICLES FOR WINTER DRIVING

11/05/10 With snow flurries back in the Indiana forecast for the first time this year, public safety officials are reminding Hoosier motorists of a few tips to help get ready for the coming winter.  The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Indiana State Police (ISP) affirm that all...
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PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS RECOMMEND TIPS FOR SAFE HALLOWEEN

October 27, 2010
PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS RECOMMEND TIPS FOR SAFE HALLOWEEN

10/28/10 The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) offer these tips for an enjoyable and safe Halloween or harvest festival this fall.   “Halloween activities can be fun, and some even a little scary, but they shouldn’t be dangerous,” says IDHS Emergency Medical and Fire Certification Chief Rick...
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