National Emergency Medicine Assoc. (NEMA)



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The Seniors Life Council grants program produces educational materials and publications instructing seniors in such topics as how to protect themselves from crime and how to respond to health emergencies.

Be Safe: One Hundred Practical Ways Seniors Can Protect Themselves Against Crime. This booklet covers topics listed below and can be obtained by writing to us or call us at (410) 494-0300.

We all want to feel safe at home -- but are we?

All a criminal needs to invade your home are time and concealment. If you take proper safety measures in your home, you will become a far less attractive victim - read steps 1 through 45 to find out how.

Too often the workplace is turning into a battlefield of violence...

Disgruntled employees with guns and mad stalkers make the headlines, yet they seem removed from day-to-day life. Read steps 46 to 64 to minimize your risks at work.

Often when we travel by car, our minds are focused on many things,

Yet all too often that is when criminals strike -- carjacking is becoming a national epidemic. read safely tips 65 through 91 to reduce your risks.

Walking down the street or in a store makes us personally vulnerable for attack:

There are many myths about protection from street crime but safety tips 93 through 116 are known to reduce your risks of attack.

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Traveler Safety Tips

  1. Don’t open the door in a hotel or motel without verifying who it is. If they claim to be an employee, call the front desk and verify their purpose and access.
  2. When returning to your room late, use the main entrance. Be observant when entering parking lots.
  3. Close the door securely and use all locking devices.
  4. Don’t display hotel room keys in public or leave them where they can be seen or easily stolen.
  5. Do not display large amounts of cash or expensive jewelry.
  6. Don’t invite strangers to your hotel room or into your car.
  7. Place all valuables in the hotel safety deposit box.
  8. Do not leave valuables in your car.
  9. Lock sliding doors, windows and connecting room doors.
  10. Report any suspicious activity to the management immediately.

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NEMA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We receive no federal funding but are supported exclusively through the generosity of private donors across the country.To support the life saving efforts of the National Emergency Medicine Association, you may send your donations or make your bequest to our address on our HOME PAGE.



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Last modified: December 31, 2021