New Dimensional Shipping Rates

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New UPS and FedEx shipping rates account for package volume and weight. Citing increased fuel costs, lost volumetric space, and lost revenue, UPS and FedEx have switched billing models and now use “Dimensional Weight” to calculate billable shipping for all packages. I’ll share a recent example to demonstrate the recent changes. In some cases, the differences are on the order of 250% …

New: LifeStraw Water Filters

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Award-Winning LifeStraw® Water Filters Provide Safe Drinking Water LifeStraw water filters convert contaminated water into clean, safe drinking water. The lightweight, personal size Lifestraw is ideal for a variety of users outside of the home, from people displaced by natural disasters to hikers and campers. The high-volume LifeStraw Family water purifier is ideal to include in emergency preparedness kits. The …

Profiles: Cheryl Nelson

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Meet the Pro: Cheryl Nelson, Mrs. Virginia International Biography: Cheryl Nelson is the reigning Mrs. Virginia International and she is spending 2014 volunteering her time to raise awareness for her platform, Natural Disaster Preparedness.  An official Ambassador for NOAA’s “Weather Ready Nation,” and partner with IAEM and FEMA’s “Ready.gov” campaign, Cheryl is promoting her chosen cause through appearances and speaking engagements all across …

ProFiles

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Meet the Pro: Raquel Vernola Biography: Raquel Vernola is the Emergency Services Manager for the City of Norwalk, CA’s Office of Emergency Management. She began her career with the City of Norwalk in 1999 serving in the Department of Public Safety. As the Operations Lieutenant she was responsible for managing field operations and community safety programs. After the devastation of Hurricane …

Let’s all participate in America’s PrepareAthon! on April 30

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Attention fellow IAEM members and emergency management personnel: IAEM-USA encourages all members to participate in and promote the inaugural America’s PrepareAthon national day of action on April 30, 2014. We, at Team ProPac, encourage everyone to join the movement and take part in this campaign to build a more prepared and resilient nation. Anyone can participate, including individuals and organizations …

ProPac Celebrates 25 Years

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March 1, 2014 marks 25 years of service to the disaster preparedness and response community for ProPac. Today Team ProPac has celebrated the anniversary with a company luncheon and we would like to extend our thanks to you for your trust and confidence for all these years.