National Preparedness Month: Local Alaska Places to learn essential life-saving emergency skills

There are countless stories of civilians who stepped up and were able to prevent a disaster from occurring. Our first responders do a lot for us, but there are always crucial moments before they arrive where your help could really make a difference. Knowing things like CPR and other first-aid procedures will equip you with the emergency response skills that could save a life.

Real-life heroes: how our first responders change the world

We will always remember the tremendous loses that occurred on September 11th, but thanks to our first responders who showed up and helped --the police officers, firefighters, former marines, and security officials—we can also look back and honor the bravery and heroism they showed, and the lives that were saved as a result of their bravery.

Helping your family prepare for the unexpected

You can't always prevent a disaster, but you can prepare. That’s why this year’s National Preparedness Month theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.” One of the best ways to ensure your family’s safety is setting out an emergency plan in advance. Here are some tips to help you and your family get started:

Financial freedom means security: How to get your savings on track

If you want to achieve financial freedom, one skill is especially important: saving. Investing and higher incomes help, but if you’re not regularly putting money away for your future, or are living beyond your mean, it won’t benefit you in the long run.