A filmstrip presentation produced in 1960 by the U.S. Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization for use in the “Home Preparedness Workshops” held in local communities. Target audience was the average American housewife and homemaker of the period. This is number 2 in a series of 5 filmstrips made by the OCDM for use in the Home Preparedness Workshop.
A detail from a section on CPR. From In Time of Emergency: a citizen’s handbook on Nuclear Attack, Natural Disasters, published by the United States of America’s Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense, March 1968.
Building a fallout shelter. From In Time of Emergency: a citizen’s handbook on Nuclear Attack, Natural Disasters, published by the United States of America’s Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense, March 1968.
Hurricane Diane struck the Atlantic coast from August 17 through August 19, 1955.
Coming only days after Hurricane Connie, the storm resulted in extensive flooding as rivers overflowed and dams collapsed, and caused over 180 deaths and widespread damage across the Mid-Atlantic states and New England.
The US Air Force has confirmed that a B-52H Stratofortress crashed at approximately 8:30 a.m. on the Andersen flightline. “All seven aircrew members have safelyegressed the aircraft. No injuries have been reported. Emergency responders are on scene,” a released stated. “The B-52 was deployed to Andersen AFB from Minot, North Dakota, as part of the DoD’s continuous bomber presence mission in the Pacific. The aircrew are members from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and were performing a routine training mission.”
Guam Fire Chief Joey San Nicolas confirms GFD received a call for additional support for firefighting capabilities and assisting units from Andersen Air Force Base in response to a military aircraft crash on base, reportedly a B-52. San Nicolas confirms they are executing a Memorandum of Understanding between military, federal, and local fire emergency services.
The Office of Civil Defense is also coordinating efforts to send a water tanker to the site. According to Guam International Airport spokesperson Rolenda Faasuamalie, there has been no impact to GIAA Operations.
The Governor’s Office has also issued a statement “We assure the public this does not appear to be an attack, and we highly discourage anyone from spreading assumptions, or any information that does not come from Civil Defense or the military itself.”
This photograph depicts a Civil Defense window display at the Sage Allen Department Store in Hartford, Connecticut, which was put in by the Connecticut State Office of Civil Defense from January 16 through January 23, 1956.