Saturday, September 10, 2016

September 11 National Day of Service #Prep2Serve #AltusOK #911Day

911 National Service Day logo
The anniversary of September 11th is quickly approaching, and while September 11 is a time for remembrance and reflection, it is also a National Day of Service. The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the nonprofit organization 9/11 Day with support from the entire September 11th community and well-known national service organizations.

In 2011, President Obama asked Americans to remember the lives of those lost, pay tribute to those who rose up in service, and honor those who serve our country today by engaging in service on the September 11th weekend. According to, these deeds can be as simple as: 
  • Volunteering at a food drive;
  • Sprucing up schools and neighborhoods; or
  • Supporting and honoring veterans, soldiers, and military families.
Find volunteer opportunities in your area and make plans today! If you are interested in organizing a community service project, has communication toolkits and other resources to help you get started. 
But it doesn’t have to end there! Volunteering with your local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is another great way to give back while preparing your community for emergencies.

Be sure to share your community service experiences on social media using#911Day.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

National Preparedness Month Week Three: Preparing Through Service @Prep2Serve #AltusOK

National Preparedness Month logo
September 11 – 17 is week three of National Preparedness Month. The theme for this week is “Preparing Through Service.”

Need ideas for how you can participate? There are several things you can do, including:
We encourage you to participate in this national campaign to prepare individuals, families, and communities across the nation. Check out the 2016 National Preparedness Month Social Media Toolkit to find valuable resources to promote the weekly theme, including community service graphics and special social media messages to share with family, friends, and colleagues.

Also, @Citizen_Corps will host a Twitter chat on Friday, September 9 at 1 PM ET to highlight the importance of volunteering and community service. Join the conversation using #Prep2Serve.  

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Safe Room Quality #WRN #Skywarn


The presence of a National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) seal on residential safe room implies that the shelter was:

  1. Designed by a registered professional architect or engineer.
  2. Verified by a NSSA - approved third-party engineer to be compliant with International Code Council (ICC) Standard ICC-500 and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines.
  3. Installed as per instructions on the design drawings or as the producer's Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) attached to the drawings.
  4. Inspected for proper installation described by an installation checklist.

So NSSA Producer Members assure reliability of safe rooms by following the Safe Room Standards Compliance Verification Process unique to NSSA, and provide an Inspection Checklist and Certificate of Installation.

To receive additional information, contact one of the following:

       Ernst W. Kiesling, P.E. Ph.D.                                    Richard Westerberg, Engineer
       Executive Director                                                     Assistant Compliance Officer                                       
       Office: (806) 837-1931                                               Office: (806) 834-2846
       Cell: (806) 789-2083

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