Resources for Home Safety

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
Mold Basics May 1, 2009 2901-7019
Mold Prevention May 1, 2009 2901-7020
Mold Remediation May 1, 2009 2901-7021
Preparing for an Emergency: The Smart Thing to Do
Preparing for emergencies is not new. Your grandparents probably have extra supplies, such as: soap and shampoo in the bathroom closets, onions and potatoes stored in the basement, and canned goods on pantry shelves in their home. They understood the value of having a little extra on hand in case of emergencies.
Oct 1, 2014 3104-1590 (VCE-467NP/VCE-468NP)
Food Safety Infosheet: Be Ready for Storms Aug 24, 2011 3108-7021
Food Safety Infosheet: Recovering From a Storm– Flooding Sep 1, 2011 3108-7022
Food Safety Infosheet: Be Ready for Storms – Frozen Foods Sep 1, 2011 3108-7023
Food Safety Infosheet: Be Ready for Storms – Refrigerated Foods Sep 1, 2011 3108-7024
Living Well Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 1 Apr 24, 2013 370-101
Living Well Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 1 Apr 24, 2013 370-103
Living Well Newsletter, Volume 5, Issue 1 Apr 24, 2013 370-104
Living Well Newsletter, Volume 6, Issue 1 Apr 24, 2013 370-105
Living Well Newsletter, Volume 6, Issue 2 Apr 23, 2013 370-106
Rabies: Its Ecology, Control, and Treatment May 1, 2009 420-036
Learning to Live with Coyotes in Metropolitan Areas May 1, 2009 420-050
Poison Ivy: Leaves of three? Let it be! May 1, 2009 426-109
Virginia Firescapes: Firewise Landscaping for Woodland Homes
When the forest becomes a community, forest fires and homes are inseparable. A home in a woodland setting is surrounded by flammable vegetation. Firewise landscaping can help you create a defensible space or buffer zone around your home. This not only helps to keep fire from approaching your woodland home, but it also provides a safe space in which firefighters can work.
Jul 14, 2015 430-300(HORT-136P)
Spiders of Medical Concern in Virginia
Several species of spiders found in Virginia have fearsome reputations for giving painful bites resulting in life-threating complications.
Aug 8, 2014 ENTO-73NP
How Housing Matters; Eliminate radon for a healthy home Jun 1, 2012 FCS-10
Beating Stress -Daily Living Jan 26, 2016 FCS-104NP
Beating Stress - Family and Business Relationships Jan 26, 2016 FCS-105NP
Beating Stress - Financial Jan 26, 2016 FCS-106NP
Beating Stress - Wellness Jan 26, 2016 FCS-107NP
Stress After a Disaster Oct 16, 2015 FCS-109P
Beating Stress-Introduction Dec 22, 2015 FCS-112
How Housing Matters: Asthma Allergens Sep 10, 2012 FCS-14NP
Living Well Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 1 Apr 17, 2013 FCS-15P
How Housing Matters: Indoor Air Quality Sep 14, 2012 FCS-18NP
How Housing Matters: Household Hazardous Products Jan 25, 2012 FCS-2
How Housing Matters A home without mold is a healthy home Feb 14, 2012 FCS-3
How Housing Matters; Lead-safe housing is healthy housing May 2, 2012 FCS-9
Basic First-Aid Supplies
Being Prepared helps families alleviate fears and reduce potential losses related to disasters. In the event of emergencies or disasters, injured people need to receive help within the first hour of the incident. Often family members and co-workers are the initial first responders. First-aid kits are a necessity for attending to victims and should be kept in homes, vehicles, schools and workplaces.
Jun 24, 2014 VCE-409NP
Biological & Chemical Terrorism
Terrorism is the use of force or violence against people or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion or ransom.
Jun 24, 2014 VCE-410NP
Child Emergency Preparedness
Children and Disasters: Disasters can leave children feeling frightened, confused and insecure. Children may respond to disaster by demonstrating fears, sadness or behavioral problems. Younger children may return to earlier behavior patterns, such as bedwetting, sleep problems and separation anxiety. Older children also may display anger, aggression, school problems or withdrawal. Some children who have only indirect contact with the disaster but witness it on television also may develop distress. Whether a child has personally experienced trauma, has merely seen the event on TV or has heard it discussed by adults, parents and teachers should be informed and ready to help if reactions to stress begin to occur.
Jun 24, 2014 VCE-411NP
Earthquakes
Earthquakes are sudden slips along a geological fault and the resulting ground shaking and radiated seismic energy caused by the slip or by volcanic activity or other sudden stress changes in the earth.
Jun 25, 2014 VCE-412NP
Floods
Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. A flood is defined as any high flow, overflow or inundation by water that causes or threatens damage. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states. Each year coastal, estuarine, riverine, overland and flash flooding places thousands of people, pets and livestock at risk of serious injury and death, and destroys property and infrastructure costing valued at billions of dollars.
Jun 25, 2014 VCE-413NP
Pet Preparedness
Pets often are an important part of people’s lives. If you are like many animal owners, your pet is an important member of your family. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive emergencies or disasters such as a fire, earthquake, flood, tornado or terrorist attack depends largely on emergency planning. Because animals can influence a person’s decision to take protective actions, understand how to manage animals in emergencies.Create fear among the public.
Jul 10, 2014 VCE-414NP
Tornadoes
Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air with circulation that reaches the ground. Tornadoes usually start as a funnel cloud and are accompanied by a loud, roaring noise.
Jul 10, 2014 VCE-415NP
Preparing for an Emergency: Make a Family Emergency Kit
Preparing for emergencies is not new. Your grandparents probably have extra supplies, such as: soap and shampoo in the bathroom closets, onions and potatoes stored in the basement, and canned goods on pantry shelves in their home. They understood the value of having a little extra on hand in case of emergencies. All states and counties have experienced disasters. Virginian’s have experienced ice storms, thunder storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and power outages. It is wise to be prepared for the unexpected.
Sep 1, 2014 VCE-486NP