2021

September

September is National Preparedness Month: Week 3

It’s the third week of National Preparedness Month and what you do before a disaster can make a dramatic difference in your ability to cope with and recover from it.

September is National Preparedness Month: Week 2, Build a Kit

It’s the second week of National Preparedness Month, and the most effective way to handle any emergency is to first be prepared for it before it strikes.

September is National Preparedness Month: Prepare to Protect

As summer winds down, it’s time to welcome September. The entire month of September observes National Preparedness Month and recognize the importance of planning ahead to keep our communities, families, workplaces, and schools safe.

April

Pennsylvania's New “Move Over” Law In Effect

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the new “Move Over” Law went into effect in Pennsylvania.

March

Don't Forget to Spring Forward this Sunday

Daylight savings time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14. After setting your clocks forward an hour this weekend, check off a few items from this list to stay ahead of emergencies.

February

Test of IUP's Emergency Notification System to be Held on Wednesday, Feb. 17

The test will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. and will include text messaging, voice calls, email, and desktop alerts. Testing of the public address system will come at a later date.

National Burn Awareness Week Kicks Off

Nearly 500,000 people are treated for burns each year. The primary causes of injury include fire/flame, scalds, electrical, and chemical burns. The Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner is encouraging Pennsylvanians to learn more about burn hazards, and how to avoid injury, in observance of National Burn Awareness Week, February 7–13, 2021.

January

COVID-19 Free Public Testing Clinic, February 13-17

In an effort to mitigate the local spread of COVID-19, the Department of Health will, once again, be offering free COVID-19 testing. Anyone is eligible to be tested, symptomatic or not.