October 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Maryland's Silver Alert Program

Maryland's new “Silver Alert” program became law on Oct. 1, 2009. The law directs the Maryland State Police to coordinate a notification plan that will be activated when certain criteria are met involving a person with a cognitive disorder who is missing. 

Patterned after the AMBER Alert program for critically missing children, the Silver Alert requires that certain criteria be met involving the missing person. If the situation warrants, state or local police investigating the… Continue

Added by David Dejewski on October 30, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Clearing Fire Hydrants

Keeping fire hydrants clear of snow and other obstacles saves lives. As a former fire fighter, I can tell you from personal experience that not having ready access to a fire hydrant puts fire fighters in danger and may cost lives and/or property. 

One of the best things we can do as citizens to make our neighborhoods safe from fire hazards is keep our fire hydrants clear. This means shoveling out around hydrants near our home in heavy snows and helping our neighbors understand the…


Added by David Dejewski on October 30, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

FEMA Schedules Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test, 9 Nov 2011, 9-2 EDT

Received from:  FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) <fema@service.govdelivery.com>



As part of our larger efforts to strengthen our nation’s preparedness and resiliency, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct the first nation-wide test of…


Added by Suzi Kaplan on October 29, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Don't Be A Greenie Weenie!

Good community spirit begins with a smile!

Make sure you post a photo of yourself on your profile so others can see you're a real person. A real human face makes a huge difference in the community!.



Added by David Dejewski on October 27, 2011 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Forum Discussions vs Blog Posts

People sometimes get Blog Posts and Forum Discussions confused. When do we use each? 

In general, use a Forum Discussion when you want two way interaction or to post attachments. Forum discussions are well suited for back and forth discussions with other members. They also allow attachments. 

Blog posts, on the other hand, are generally reserved for one way communication. People CAN and do comment on Blog posts,…


Added by David Dejewski on October 27, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments



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