Friday, December 14, 2012
"It hits you from all angles," says Eldredge Elementary Principal Dom Giuisti, himself a parent of young children.
The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Friday morning reverberated across East Greenwich throughout the day, particularly among the school administrators and police whose job it is to keep students safe. "It hits you from all angles," said Eldredge Elementary School Principal Dominic Giuisti late Friday afternoon, referring to his roles as father, educator, and school administrator. "It’s beyond horrific. It’s absolutely an incredible tradegy," said Supt. Victor Mercurio. According to reports, a 20-year-old man forced his way the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, past the buzzer security system in place, and killed the principal and school psychologist and more than two dozen others, including 20 children. The gunman then …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Or a hurricane, flood or blizzard? The R.I. Emergency Management Agency urges us to be prepared ... for anything!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Ok, chances are we're not going to be facing a zombie apolcalypse any time soon – except on t.v. But a year ago, Rhode Islanders were still feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Irene. Schools were closed, power was out, and storm debris made some roads impassable. Are our homes and businesses ready for the next emergency? September is National Preparedness Month, and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) urges all Rhode Islanders to make the pledge to be ready. “If you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to take the steps to protect your family, home, or business,” said Executive Director Theresa C. Murray. “If more households and businesses were prepared, first responders could focus more attention on …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
As Irene makes her way up the East Coast, take some time to get prepared using these tips
August is here - tomatoes are turning red, the Atlantic’s waves are getting bigger, and tropical storms and hurricanes begin to form in earnest. With now-major Hurricane Irene threatening the East Coast, it’s time to get ready. Here are a few tips to help you and your family prepare. The Federal Government’s emergency preparedness Internet resource ready.gov outlines a 3-step process for hurricane preparedness: Build a kit, Make a plan, Be informed. They even have a resource to help children prepare. This link also lists additional items to consider putting in a kit, such as important documents, prescription medicine, matches, spare cash, etc. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency’s website is a little bit more thorough than ready.…