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Raising a Non-Profit

By now my friends have all realized they’ve lost me. Having a 4 yr old non-profit is like having a newborn, or so I’d imagine. Especially an emergency response org; up all night, sleep deprived, walking around with dog slobber … Continue reading

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What severe weather?!

The following post is by Jen Leary, founder of Red Paw I’m a bit of a spas about emergency response, preparedness, and Red Paw, some would say (and they’d be right!). I one hundred percent believe what our tweets say; … Continue reading

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The coldest night of the winter!

The following post is by Lori Albright, Red Paw COO and Board President Around 6pm on January 31, 2014, the Red Paw Emergency line began ringing like crazy. We received confirmation of a big fire at a pet friendly condominium … Continue reading

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Kramer’s story

The following post is by Hazel Donnelly On January 30, 2014, I had just finished teaching and my husband, Jim, arrived to pick me up from work. It was extremely cold that day, and I remember that we were about … Continue reading

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Celebrate fire safety

Around this time every year the City of Philadelphia and folks all across the county prepare for the Fourth of July. Fireworks and firecrackers can be heard for days leading up to the big event; the smell of people BBQing … Continue reading

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I am a CNN Hero?!

The following post is by Jen Leary, Founder of Red Paw Emergency Relief Team When CNN Producer Kathleen Toner called and said, “Hi, I’m calling from CNN Heroes,” my first response was: “OMG, I LOVE CNN and Anderson Cooper!” Yep, … Continue reading

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Fire season

Fire Season is upon us! If you follow us on Facebook, you see us posting these two words a lot and if you follow us on Twitter then you see it as a hashtag: #fireseason. But what is Fire Season? … Continue reading

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Only one way to arrive…PREPARED

The following is a repost of an earlier post by Kat Kendon, Red Paw’s Philadelphia Coordinator, in honor of National Preparedness Month You learn quickly as an emergency responder that there’s only one way to arrive on the scene – … Continue reading

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My love/hate relationship with emergency response

The following post is by Jen Leary, Founder of Red Paw Emergency Relief Team Emergency response is not for the faint of heart nor the weak-minded – especially when you are a volunteer. It takes a special kind of person … Continue reading

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Partnership is key!

Written by Red Paw’s Chester County Coordinator and Chester CART volunteer, Paula Carmichael in conjunction with Volunteer Management Coordinator for the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, Janet Zeis At Red Paw, we are all about partnership! We could not … Continue reading

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