Four Steps to Tornado Preparedness

Four Steps to Tornado Preparedness

Tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible. Every state has some risk of this hazard. Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long.

Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks in Today's Training Ground

Cardiovascular & Chemical Exposure to Firefighters

Hazards to firefighters on the fireground have changed in the past 30 years as households contain more furnishings made of plastics and synthetic materials. These not only increase the speed of the fire but also create much more dangerous smoke and gases, exposing firefighters to even more related health issues. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is hosting a webinar focusing on the Illinois Fire Safety Institute’s (ISFS) recent research on cardiovascular and chemical exposure risk. It will give an overview of recent studies conducted at IFSI Research, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and Underwriters Laboratories and focus on some leading health risks on today’s fireground and training ground. This webinar will describe studies and initial results, such as the “Interim Report: Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks in Modern Firefighting” (PDF, 6.69 Mb).

BBQ Chicken Soup

Storm of Deliciousness BBQ Chicken Soup


Makes: 8 Servings

“I love BBQ sauce and I also love homemade soups, especially my grandma’s chicken noodle and vegetable,” says Griffin. “When I was thinking about my recipe I thought, why not make a BBQ vegetable soup? I love red and yellow peppers, so I knew I wanted to add them to the recipe. My mom loves slow cooker recipes for our busy family of six. My parents and I worked on the recipe together to come up with what I like to call a Storm of Deliciousness.” This recipe uses a slow cooker.

Be Proud Semmes Alabama

Be Proud Semmes Alabama
I mentioned in an article days ago that citizens across the United States, and some other countries, have been watching our election. Thousands upon thousands of people were curious to see how the citizens of Semmes Alabama participate in the American Democratic process. From the posting of election results yesterday and up until midnight, 954 people read about the Semmes Election. 18,975 have read the news up until this morning at 8:00 am. Talk Of Semmes is still getting worldwide traffic at the rate of one new reader every 47 seconds.

We The People Will Decide

Vote For The Team, Not The Individual 

The Semmes municipal election is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 23rd. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Semmes First Baptist Church, 4070 Wulff Road. Even if we wanted to, it appears we no longer have the choice of voting for individuals. As evidence of this, clusters of signs along our roadways indicate this election has two teams vying for your vote – not twelve individuals. This “team” bombardment all began when land was cleared for these political signs, including a parcel of land on Illinois street previously proposed by the mayor as an excellent site for City Hall.

Press Release: For Immediate Release

Please find attached a release describing how Organized Dentistry (Board of Dental Examiners and the Alabama Dental Association) is denying “access to care” yet again to the citizens of Alabama. Burt F. Arthur
Director of Finance
Northcutt Dental Practice
23678 US Hwy 98
Fairhope, AL 36532
PH: 251.279.6189
Cell: 256.452.1476
Fax: 251.929.2846

AUGUST 22, 2016 J. David Northcutt, DMD 


Organized Dentistry Again Impedes “Access To Care” for the Underprivileged 

“Access to Care” is a phrase that means helping the underprivileged gain access to medical and dental care. This is an especially hot topic considering the current funding shortage of the Medicaid budget in Alabama. Governor Bentley called a Special Session on August 15, to deal with this very issue. The problems for the State are simply the “access to care” costs, primarily Medicaid’s cost, outweigh the funds that the State currently has available.