Disclosure: This post was sponsored by AccuWeather. Opinions are 100% honest and my own.
AccuWeather is known to provide hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for any longitude/latitude on Earth, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. They Partnered with FDNY’s Fire Zone to Help Keep NYC Families Safe and Prepared for the Upcoming Winter Season with special presentations for 80+ Bronx 1st Graders!
A few days ago, I was invited to meet with (FDNY Foundation Chairman) Stephen Ruzow, (FDNY Foundation Executive Director) Jean O’ Shea, (Fire Zone Director) Nerisha Rivero, and Lieutenant Mancusto (Fire Safety Spokesperson) at the FDNY Fire Zone. It was a time to learn all about fire safety and how to stay safe in this winter weather.
Also in attendance at the event were a few of the AccuWeather staff including Chief Executive Officer, Barry Lee Myers, (Chief Marketing Officer) John Dokes and Meteorologist, Laura Velasquez. We were going to hear all about being #AccuWeatherReady.
The AccuWeather Ready program is actually a new year-round weather preparedness program that focuses on keeping people safe and informed with talks and tips on what you need to do as well as mock “House fire” with preparations and instructions on what to do if it happens to you. In times of severe weather conditions, like these frosty filled chills in NYC, the difference between being ready and failing to prepare can often determine the difference between safety or chaos, or even life or death! Each Year, there are dozens of people who actually die from weather related incidents. It’s often on the news, especially in these chilling winter months. That’s why AccuWeather, the world’s most trusted name in weather, is dedicated to providing you with the critical news, tools, and information you need to stay ahead of the storm and keep your family AccuWeather Ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store.
Here is a Family Preparedness Check List for you to be prepared for any emergency:
AccuWeather actually presented the FDNY Foundation with a check for $25,000 for all the incredible, courageous, hard work that they do each and every day. All of the AccuWeather Ready information is actually available on the 24/7 AccuWeather Network, AccuWeather Website and the AccuWeather app.