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Christmas Tree and Candle Safety

 Facts about home holiday fires One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be…

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Winter Weather Awareness

November 10th is Winter Weather Awareness Day. Snow storms are an inevitable part of living in Nebraska. Make sure that you and your family are prepared by adding these winter specific items to your preparedness…


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National Fire Prevention Week 2016

October 9th – 15th marks National Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than…


National Preparedness Month Kickoff

  September is National Preparedness month. National Preparedness Month (NPM) encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait, Communicate.” Follow Legal Aid’s Facebook…


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Public Alert

An excessive heat warning is in effect for Eastern Nebraska from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT Friday. Temperatures highs will range from 91° to 101°. During this advisory, infants, children, and people…


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Zika Preparedness

For many people, summer means traveling. And travel can mean exposing ourselves not just to new environments and cultures, but also to new health risks. With the third case of Zika recently reported in Douglas…


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Surviving an Active Shooter

Recent tragic events remind us that an active shooter situation can happen anywhere and anytime. While it is impossible to predict when and where, there are a few things we can do to increase our…


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Extreme Weather Today

There may be strong tornadoes, large hail and severe thunderstorms today. CNN Meteorologist, Allison Chinchar, expects multiple tornadoes in multiple states, including Nebraska. If you haven’t already, make sure you have a severe weather plan…


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Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week is  a time for the National Weather Service to test communications systems. Severe weather season is just around the corner, and now is the time to prepare yourself and your family for…


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Nebraska Volunteer Civil Immunity Statutes

Nebraska law does provide civil immunity protection for volunteers in certain situations: NE Good Samaritan Law Nebraska has a “Good Samaritan” law[1] which states that a person who is gratuitously giving emergency care to a…