Category: Emergency Services

March 01, 2024

Spring……into Being Prepared fo

Spring……into Being Prepared for Severe Weather! Practice & Planning Makes Perfect Catawba County Encourages Preparedness for Tornadoes and Severe Storms...

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February 08, 2024

State Emergency Assistance

State-funded grants are available to eligible individuals and families located within the emergency area who do not qualify for a disaster loan from the SBA...

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February 03, 2024

Disaster Relief Available

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is making low-interest disaster loans available to residents and businesses affected by severe weather January 9, 2024...

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January 25, 2024

Senior Newsletter

This newsletter includes information about Poison Prevention, Burn Awareness, Carbon Monoxide information, upcoming events and more!...

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January 11, 2024

Weather Preparation Tips

Here are some tips for you and your family to prepare for the impacts of weather....

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January 09, 2024

Severe Weather Impact

As a result of severe weather passing through Catawba County today, multiple homes were damaged in a mobile home park located on Evening Drive in Claremont, N.C. One fatality...

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January 09, 2024

State of Emergency Declared

Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Randy Isenhower has declared a State of Emergency in Catawba County effective at 10:00 a.m. today due to a powerful storm system...

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December 14, 2023

Cold Can Kill...Be Winter Read

Have you given much thought about being prepared for Winter Weather? Winter weather has the potential to impact ALL of Catawba County. Be prepared!...

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December 04, 2023

Tier II Chemical Reporting

This article outlines Tier II chemical reporting requirement for Catawba County businesses...

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November 08, 2023

Burn Ban Lifted

Effective November 22, the burn ban in Catawba County has been lifted...

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November 07, 2023

News You Can Use

Catawba County Emergency Services has published our first senior adult newsletter. This newsletter is full of helpful information to avoid needing Emergency Services@...

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October 05, 2023

Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquake Preparedness & International "Shake Out Day"...

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September 11, 2023

Emergency Preparedness Month

September is Emergency Preparedness Month. Read more to see how you can be prepared!...

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July 13, 2023

AHA Mission: Lifeline EMS Awar

Catawba County Emergency Medical Services nationally recognized for its commitment to quality care for heart attacks and strokes in Catawba County....

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June 16, 2023

Lightning Safety Awareness

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors...

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April 28, 2023

2023 Hurricane Preparedness

Learn more about how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season....

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March 24, 2023

Poison Prevention Week 2023

It's National Poison Prevention Week. Learn how to make your home safer!...

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March 14, 2023

Tier II Reports Due

Local companies with hazardous chemicals required to post Tier II reports by March 1, 2023...

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March 13, 2023

It's Not Luck

Luck is for leprechauns. Plan ahead to be ready for a disaster....

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February 06, 2023

ES Summer Academy

Are you interested in a career in Emergency Services?...

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January 04, 2023

Resolve to Be Ready in 2023

Make a resolution that really matters! Be ready this year by creating and practicing your emergency plan with your family. Take your first step today....

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December 20, 2022

Brrrr! Cold Temperatures Ahead

Taking care of your family, pets and yourself will be critical as temperatures dip into the teens this weekend with even colder wind chill. Let's be careful out there!...

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December 16, 2022

Gremlins Can Ruin Your Holiday

The holidays are a great time to gather with family and friends to celebrate and build happy memories together, but a fire or serious injury can ruin those special moments....

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December 02, 2022

Winter Weather Readiness

Easy steps to help your family prepare and stay safe during winter storms....

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November 04, 2022

Fall Back Safely!

While you may not be ready to see the sun set at 5 pm for the next few weeks, you can get prepared for winter. #TimeChange #Fall #SafetyTips...

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October 31, 2022

See Something, Say Something

Wherever you spend time for work, school, or travel, be aware of your location’s Suspicious Activity Reporting phone number. If You See Something, Say Something®...

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October 26, 2022

Halloween Safety Tips

Stay safe while being spooky this Halloween by following these safety tips...

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September 28, 2022

Preparing for Hurricane Ian

As Catawba County residents prepare for potential impacts from Hurricane Ian in the coming days, Catawba County Emergency Management Coordinator Karyn Yaussy offers the...

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September 22, 2022

Fall Prevention Week

Change habits to prevent falls!...

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August 18, 2022

Family Emergency Planning

Family Emergency Planning is critical when you are apart from your kids. New school year means updating your plan!...

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August 02, 2022

ES Community Programs

Emergency preparedness & injury prevention is a community effort. Join us in making our community prepared & safer!...

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June 30, 2022

4th of July Tips

Have a Fun and Safe Fourth of July...

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June 24, 2022

Power Outages

Power Outages can be common in the Summer...

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June 10, 2022

Heat Wave On The Way

High temps are on the way...

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May 02, 2022

Emergency Services Honored

Catawba County Emergency Services received the North Carolina Public Health Association's Partner of the Year award in recognition of their work during the COVID-19 pandemic....

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April 28, 2022

Be Disaster Ready!

May 1-7 is North Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week and Catawba County residents are encouraged to update their emergency plans...

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April 20, 2022

Who Can Refuse EMS Care?

When an EMS crew arrives on a call, sometimes the patient does not want care. That brings on a lot of questions and, occasionally, controversy. Who can refuse care?...

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April 06, 2022

April Showers Bring...

Tornado Safety...

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March 09, 2022

More Than Ambulance Drivers

What is EMS? More Than Ambulance Drivers!...

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March 02, 2022

Severe Weather Season Starts

Staying alert for severe weather including tornadoes this spring....

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December 27, 2021

I Need An Ambulance!

When you need an ambulance, you want it now! What's going to happen when you call 911 and how can you help?...

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December 13, 2021

Winter is Coming

Winter Weather Preparedness...

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December 13, 2021

Future EMS Base Groundbreaking

In line with the healthy and safe community focus in the Commissioners’ strategic plan, the Newton base is the first of three planned EMS base replacements in the county...

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December 08, 2021

Catawba County Burn Ban

UPDATE: BURN BAN REMOVED 12/8/2021 12:00 pm Catawba County Burn Ban implemented 11/30/2021...

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December 02, 2021

Holiday Safety Tips

Thoughts from Emergency Services on keeping you and your home safe this holiday season...

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November 07, 2021

Emergency Supply Kits

It's time to change your clocks and check your emergency supply stocks...

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September 01, 2021

EMS Receives AHA Recognition

EMS earns national recognition for efforts to improve STEMI treatment. The AHA presents Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold + Award for quality care for severe heart attack patients...

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August 26, 2021

Earthquakes, floods, tornadoes

Disaster resiliency, are you ready?...

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July 28, 2021

Severe Thunderstorms?

NWS Making Changes to Wireless Emergency Alerts...

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June 15, 2021

Bystander CPR & AED Use

Do you know when and how to do CPR? Do you know how to use an AED? Read on for more information on how you may help save a life!...

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May 24, 2021

EMS Lifting & Moving Patients

The way EMS moves patient depends on so many things! Read on for techniques and devices used to keep the patient and the EMS crew safe....

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December 09, 2020

Flood Relief for Residents

Financial relief is available to businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Eta on Nov. 12, 2020...

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November 13, 2020

State of Emergency Terminated

Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Randy Isenhower has terminated the State of Emergency declared for Catawba County...

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April 07, 2020

Long View Facility Explosion

Emergency Management and Long View Fire Department have confirmed that an explosion took place at OneH2, a company located in the Town of Long View. All employees are...

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March 05, 2020

Emergency Services Academy

Emergency Services Summer Academy 2020...

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March 02, 2020

Severe Weather Awareness Month

Are you StormReady for whatever kind of weather comes our way?...

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February 07, 2020

State of Emergency Ended

Effective 12:00 p.m. February 7, 2020, the Catawba County Board of Commissioners officially ended the State of Emergency...

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November 27, 2019

Using a Turkey Fryer

Don't be part of this year's Turkey Fryer statistics - prevent Thanksgiving fires and injuries!...

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October 25, 2019

Teen Driver Safety Week

Teen Driver Safety Week...

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October 17, 2019

Are You Ready To Shake Out?

Shake Out. Don't Freak Out. Earthquake drills. Are you doing them?...

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October 07, 2019

Fire Prevention Week 2019

Fire Prevention Week 2019...

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October 02, 2019

UPDATE: Balls Creek Campground

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and the Catawba County Fire Marshal’s Office continue to investigate the fire at Balls Creek Campground in Catawba that occurred on...

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October 01, 2019

Balls Creek Campground Fire

Catawba County Emergency Services responded to a fire at Balls Creek Campground in Catawba Sunday, September 29. The fire started before 9:40 p.m. Multiple agencies from the...

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September 17, 2019

EMS Awarded Lifeline Gold Plus

Catawba County EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of...

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June 28, 2019

Flood Relief for Catawba Co.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest disaster loans available to residents and businesses affected by the June 6, 2019 flooding in Catawba County...

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