The Dishonor of Stolen Valor

In the United States, thousands of cases have been brought forward over the past few years in which politicians, judges, services members and civilians have been found guilty of “stealing valor”. What exactly does “stolen valor” mean and why is this concept so alarming? Outline below is an explanation of this concept and the consequences of “stolen valor”. Continue reading The Dishonor of Stolen Valor

Preparing for the Worst in Winter

For some, winter merely means a warm coat and a thicker pair of socks. However, for many it can mean being buried in snow without electricity or heat, possibly for days at a time. Here we’ll attempt to give you some ideas on how to prepare for the worst that winter has to throw at you. This is especially important during winter, as the extremely difficult weather conditions can often result in you being left to your own devices. Continue reading Preparing for the Worst in Winter

Building a Cold Weather Survival Kit

As we head into the colder months of winter, many across the United States may want to begin bundling up. But, on top of a warm winter jacket and boots, there are many aspects of our lives we take for granted during the warmer months. When the temperature starts to drop it can cause a lot of unnecessary problems and surprises, from an ice slicked road to a snowstorm. Here are a few items you may want to keep in your vehicle, just in case you happen to get stuck in the cold. Continue reading Building a Cold Weather Survival Kit

How to Look the Best in Your Uniform

First impressions are everything, and the same holds true for the appearance of your uniform. You can keep your hair trim and be well mannered, but with a scruffy looking uniform it doesn’t present the best impression when you’re approaching a civilian or even among your fellow officers. Fortunately, with a few helpful steps it’s really not that hard to make sure you’re looking presentable and professional. Continue reading How to Look the Best in Your Uniform

Preventing House Fires From the Outside

One of the worst disasters that can happen to you is a home fire. Being caught in a house fire is one of the leading accidental deaths across the country, resulting in thousands of Americans being killed every year. Many of these are the result of either electrical appliances short circuiting, or a grease fire in the kitchen, to a stray candle lighting up the curtains. Preparing for and preventing these causes is an excellent way to keep your home safe from catching fire, but many people forget about external causes for a house fire. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to make sure your home is safe from outdoor fires. Continue reading Preventing House Fires From the Outside

Simple Ways to Put Out Fires

When preparing for emergency situations, including house fires, it’s always best to make sure you’re prepared for all possible scenarios. While in many cases it’s the best idea to leave the place of a fire, in some instances it’s possible to put out the fire yourself if it is still fairly contained. There are a few materials and household items that, if you keep on hand, can help put out a fire. These tips can also be used for intentionally made fires, such as a grill or campfire. However, in the event of a fire within your home here are a few simple means of extinguishing it. Continue reading Simple Ways to Put Out Fires

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