June 1, 2011
David Phelps reviews the contents of his own portable emergency kit, which he keeps in his truck at all times in case he needs to help respond to a disaster. Phelps is a member of Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD), a group which is trying to help prepare an organized volunteer force to respond to potential disasters in the area.
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It may sound dramatic, but in an emergency situation, being prepared can mean the difference between life and death.