Author: Trevor Perkes

11 Most Dangerous Animals in the World and Where they live!

Last night, while putting my kids to bed, we used my iphone to “discover” different parts of the world and the different animals that lived there. My kids had a million questions and wanted to view different pictures of the area in which we were discovering. I might have got carried away with the adventure because the kids eventually fell asleep and I found myself flying over the amazon river! It’s fun learning about the world around us. With technology and information at our fingertips we are able to use google earth to fly to the Rain forest in...

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How do I prepare my workplace for an active shooter?

Unfortunately, practicing fire drills and rehearsing plans in case of natural disasters no longer are enough. With the increasing number of Active Shooters causing harm and taking lives in all sorts of offices and public areas, this is something that needs to be prepared for as well. Although I am sure that drills and discussions to prepare for this kind of disaster may be hard to prioritize, preparing your staff can easily mean saving lives in case of an emergency. Who is the shooter? An Active Shooter is defined as anyone intent to kill using a weapon (usually a...

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Swimming Safety Tips for Kids

Over the years, my kids have come to LOVE our road tips because it means that we will be staying in a hotel… with a SWIMMING POOL. In fact, my oldest daughter decided that she wanted to go to a hotel for her birthday this year. Because she is a little older and becoming a little less cautious and a little more daring, I wanted to know some good safety swimming tips for kids to teach my daughter for our upcoming birthday trip this weekend. Here is what I found. Swimming is a fun activity, but dangerous, the following...

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Fires of the Twentieth Century: Devastation and Change

Fires of the Twentieth Century: Devastation and Change During the twentieth century several large-scale fires resulted in significant loss of life and property, most of which can be contributed to a lack of fire prevention and safety regulations. Subsequent investigation into the cause of these fires and why so many people died yielded knowledge that lead to the development and implementation of regulations designed to reduce the occurrence and magnitude of fire disasters. Hoboken, New Jersey Port Fire – June 30, 1900 The first notable large-scale fire disaster of the twentieth century was the Hoboken, New Jersey Dock Fire...

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