Land fire

National Wildfire Month – May 2021

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Recommendations For Firefighters Battling Wildfires Firefighters should avoid excessive heat, sun exposure, and high humidity as much as possible. When these exposures are unavoidable, firefighters should take the following precautions to avoid heat exhaustion: • Have a location available to rehab your body with food, drink and rest• In high heat and humidity, take more breaks• When needed, take breaks …

Active Shooter Incident

Active Shooter Victim First Aid Trauma Care

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Recent active shooter events have highlighted the need for law enforcement and others to work together to save lives. Active-shooter situations are becoming more frequent and workplace violence is on the rise. Since violence scenarios are not a matter of whether, but when, and the protection of people is a concern, businesses and organizations should have a clear plan in …

COVID-19 Vaccinations

PPE Availability Improves, But Replenishment Remains Fragile

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) availability has increased since the Covid-19 pandemic struck a year ago, but some things are still in short supply. PPE hand sanitizer, masks, gowns and gloves are more readily available than they were a year ago, but supply is still limited, especially for gloves. At the height of the pandemic last spring, isolation gown supply exceeded …

2021 National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week – April 5-11

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Every year during the first full week of April, communities around the country come together to commemorate National Public Health Week and the importance of public health by addressing problems that are critical to improving our nation’s health issues. Every year, Public Health organizations work together to create a nationwide educational initiative. These are the kinds of efforts that affect …

Mobile Vaccination

ProPac Mobile Vaccination Centers Make Vaccines More Accessible

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Finding a vaccination center close to home could be one of the challenges people face when they become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. ProPac is collaborating with emergency medical services and public health agencies to help states, territories, local governments and tribal governments overcome these obstacles, so that anyone who wants to get vaccinated can. One way ProPac is doing …

Vaccination Freezer Storage

ProPac Provides Ultra-Low Temperature Vaccination Storage Courtesy of Science and Technology

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ProPac, a distributor of ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers for life science and biopharma application, is using this technology to support communities and businesses in providing COVID-19 vaccine delivery. Many businesses and communities depend on ProPac’s F6017 Upright, F6016 Undercounter, and F6015 Portable ULT freezers to securely prepare, store and administer for COVID-19 vaccination campaigns. Thanks to these ULT systems’ stability, …

ProPac Office

ProPac Celebrates 32nd Anniversary

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March 1, 2021, marks the 32nd anniversary of business in the emergency disaster supply and response industry for ProPac, Inc. Founded by Gordon King in 1989, the mission has been to carve out a unique, yet necessary, niche to fulfill needs within the emergency management and response industry. Our customers include FEMA, American Red Cross, US State Department, State and …

Congresswoman Nancy Mace visits ProPac

South Carolina Congresswoman Nancy Mace Visits ProPac

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ProPac is honored to have hosted South Carolina’s First Congressional District Congresswoman, Nancy Mace, for a tour of our facility and a discussion on our position in the Emergency Disaster Preparedness and Supply business.  From assisting Emergency Management agencies, local, state and federal governments with preparedness for natural disasters and their aftermath, to the recent urgency for PPE supplies during …

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Helpful Information for Your Community COVID-19 Vaccination Station

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• Have an area at the station entrance where staff greet participants and direct them where to go. Staff in this area also might conduct an initial screening (eg, for contraindication to vaccination). • Include a registration/question and answer form completion area consisting of multiple tables and chairs. Healthcare professionals and other staff should be available in this area to …

Samaritan's Purse and ProPac

Preparedness and Planning – Now More Than Ever

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You don’t have to be reminded how devastatingly strange the year 2020 has been.  Every day, we are reminded of the western wildfires, gulf coast hurricanes with their residual tornadoes and floods.  The impact on communities has been immense without measure. In the midst of the chaos and strife from these natural disasters, we have also been hit with a …