TENS is a combination of telephone, computer, and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies.
TENS is a very important communications note to put out there and we need it to be presented in the most complete manner possible.
TENS is used to communicate such information as:
By simply selecting an area that needs to receive emergency information, the message is prerecorded and then automatically calls the homes in the selected area - up to 22,000 per hour. It's another great way to communicate important information during an event.
TENS is managed by the Marin County Office of Emergency Services and as long as you have a landline you are able to receive these important calls during the time of an emergency. If you have a cordless phone or your service provider is also your cable provider you should double check that they have registered you with the emergency notification database.
TENS Question & Answer
911 / e911
There are some differences with the 911/e911 service for these online phones.
e911 service is the number that is provided to Communication Dispatch Center. If you call 911 from your home phone, your address shows up on the Dispatch screen for a faster way to get help dispatch first responders to your home.
See also FCC website
Marin Emergency Automated Notification System (MEANS)
A system called Marin Emergency Automated Notification System (MEANS) gives each city/town the ability to enter resident information (home phone, cell phone, work phone, pager, and email) and upon activation of the system, messages can be sent to these devices.
Some but not all cities and town in Marin are currently using the MEANS systems.
City of San Rafael Office of Emergency Services
1039 C Street
San Rafael CA 94901
Working collaboratively with partner agencies and organizations, OES coordinates the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from the effects of emergencies and disasters that threaten the lives, property, and the environment of San Rafael. Organizes the Marin Get Ready program for San Rafael.
Marin County Office of Emergency Services
3501 Civic Center Drive #266
San Rafael, CA. 94903
Marin County OES provides emergency management services for the County/Operational Area including its eleven cities/towns and 300+ special districts.
We've all seen the food pyramid where the food at the bottom of the pyramid is supposed to be eaten regularly, and the food at the top sparingly.Now comes the Pyramid of Conservation.
This pyramid was created for Minnesota Power to help residential customers determine where to start with energy efficiency projects.
The Conservation Pyramid has 10 levels, from cheap at the bottom to expensive at the top.
While some may argue with the details in this pyramid, the pyramid's basic hierarchy is sound.
Many people who want to green their home start at the top instead of the bottom. The whole point of this pyramid is that you should start with the easy and cheap stuff - the low hanging fruit - at the bottom of the pyramid.
Before you spend lots of money on new appliances and renewable technologies that take many years to amortize you should make all the inexpensive efficiency improvements and reduce your overall energy consumption that way.
The Pyramid of Conservation helps you prioritize energy efficiency steps. First you establish a foundation in energy efficiency and then you can work your way up the pyramid. Click any topic on the pyramid to learn more!
ChiWalking blends the health benefits of walking with the core principles of Tai Chi. As we all know, the walking is low-impact, making it the healthiest form of daily exercise for all ages. As with Pilates, yoga and Tai Chi, ChiWalking emphasizes body alignment and mindfulness while strengthening the core muscles of the body.
Some of the advantages include:
1) Reduce pounding and pain
2) Reduce dependence on leg muscles
3) Run hills safely and effectively
4) Reduce the chance of injury
5) Increase your endurance
How do I know all this? I recently had a Chi Walking and Running class with Hazel Wood from StridebyStride.com. Hazel is a Certified ChiRunning and ChiWalking Instructor who has learned from Danny Dreyer, the inventor of these techniques. Hazel now teaches these techniques to individuals and groups. They are great techniques for injury free walking and running based on Tai Chi principles.
Here are the five mindful steps of ChiWalking:
1) Get aligned
2) Engage your core
3) Create balance
4) Make a choice
5) Move forward
Stride by Stride teaches ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® to runners and walkers of all abilities. If you think this kind of health coaching could help you out then get in touch with Hazel for a free consultation.
The Chi Walking and Chi Running books are also highly recommended... two thumbs waaaay up!