Apogee Communications Group Releases New Emergency Preparedness DVD

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Apogee Communications Group has released a new educational DVD titled Emergency Preparedness - Awareness & Survival. The program gives potentially life saving tips on preparing for disasters and other unscheduled, disruptive events including severe weather, natural events such as hurricanes, and pandemics including Avian Flu. The program also includes a sections about communications, water, emergency food and developing an emergency escape kit for both families and businesses.

Apogee Communications Group has released it's newest health and safety DVD titled Emergency Preparedness - Awareness & Survival DVD. The educational program gives important tips and how-to-do instructions about planning for most types of disruptions from power outages, hurricanes, pandemics including Avian Flu, dirty bombs, and other acts of terrorism. With more than 20 years experience covering major news stories for network television news, being a firefighter and EMT Producer Arthur Levy has seen the results of many disasters. The program contains potentially life saving information and tips including how to use a fire extinguisher, obtaining safe drinking water, how to store food for emergency use, according to Levy. "Many people don't realize what supplies to store and how to use them during an emergency", said Levy. Having the correct supplies stored at home reduces the stress of running to grocery store when a major storm is threatening only to find empty shelves, Levy added.

"The purpose of the program is to show there are choices to the level of emergency preparedness a family would like to have", says Levy. The effects of global warming will impact our lives and knowing what do to is extremely important. Levy says that good communications including a NOAA All Hazards Radio that will sound an alert 24 hours a day to warn of severe weather of local emergencies should be included. "If you are asked to evacuate your home from a wildland fire, flood, or terrorist attack, an emergency escape kit could hold your valuable papers, computer external hard drive and other items such as a quality water filter. Having supplies makes sense says Levy. "More importantly, is knowing how the use the supplies before an emergency occurs."

The Emergency Preparedness DVD also contains a section about how to protect from Avian Flu and other pandemics, The deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza is making a seasonal resurgence in Asia with new cases reported in Thailand, Viet Nam, Japan, Egypt and Nigeria and could easily spread to Europe again this year, the World Health Organization warned recently. Last year, the bird flu virus spread to more than 30 countries in the first quarter. More than 260 cases of H5N1 in humans of which 60% have died has been reported to the WHO. Levy says that pandemics can also be caused by other viruses including bioterrorism. If pandemic does occur, the public may be asked to "shelter in place." Having and knowing how to use a simple respirator and washing your hands could help protect you from a pandemic, Levy said.

"Whether a long lasting power outage, hurricane, tornado, hazardous material accident, terrorism, or pandemic, having the knowledge of what choices you have and how to use the supplies for an emergency could impact your families well-being," said Levy.

Emergency Preparedness - Awareness & Survival DVD is available on-line, in public libraries, in preparedness stores and through educational programs at public health, fire, emergency management departments.

About Apogee Communications Group

Apogee Communications Group is a professional video production company. The company's founder, Arthur Levy, has been a photojournalist for ABC, CBS, NBC News, Paramount Pictures, Discovery Channel, and has traveled throughout North American filming events such as Mt. St. Helen's, presidential primaries, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and other disasters. Levy's work has appeared on 60 Minutes, 20/20, and Dr. Phil and the Today Show. Apogee Communications Group has produced corporate videos for such clients as Space Imaging, Smithsonian Institute, Maxtor Corp, and Bassett Furniture, Apogee has received more than 80 awards for its' productions. Apogee has produced Infant & Toddler Emergency First Aid, Pet Emergency First Aid, Heart Disease Prevention, Detection, and Treatment, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Heart Disease & Women health and safety DVD's. Please visit the Apogee Communications Group website at http://www.apogeevideo.com for additional information.

Contact Information:

Arthur Levy

Apogee Communications Group

159 Alpine Way

Boulder, CO 80304

303-443-8473

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