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Last Updated: Jun 21, 2018 07:19AM • Subscribe via RSSATOM

Preparing for Disaster: Foresight is Better than Hindsight

Community leaders can get ahead of disasters by preparing citizens to get their families and homes ready for emergencies. Most Americans aren’t prep-minded. Contributed by Brett Boynton of

Guest Lecture: Valerie Marasco on Emergency Management in Cook County

Join Valerie Marasco, Director of Cook County’s Office of Emergency Management & Public Information for an informational session on emergency preparedness on Thursday, June 28 at 7PM. Media release from Cook County Higher Education - June 20, 2018

Know The Signs & Symptoms To Prevent Suicide

Follow this link to the Boreal Emergency Preparedness Portal for a list of resources from experts in interest of your health and safety.

DNR officer's boat check report speaks volumes about boating violators

By Dennis Anderson of The Star Tribune - June 7, 2018

Answering the Call: Kim Linnell

By Valerie Marasco, Director – Cook County Office of Emergency Management & Public Information - June 1, 2018

Fire bans lifted across northwestern Ontario

From CBC News - Thunder Bay - May 29, 2018

Emergency online resource now available at Boreal Community Media

Boreal Community Media now has a one stop shop digital preparedness portal. By Brian Larsen of the Cook County News Herald - May 25, 2018

Welcome to Boreal Emergency Preparedness Portal.

At Boreal Community Media and with our community of first responders and safety leaders, we believe strongly in the idea of “know before you go”. Click here to read more.

Saving Lives & Property From Wildfires: Watch the Video.

Watch the Cook County Firewise video here. Produced by the Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Public Information.

Lake Superior Safety Information

As more people turn to the waters of Lake Superior for fishing and boating, the importance of boating safety can't be overemphasized. From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Boreal Ship Spotter - larger view here

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