Emergency Services

September is National Preparedness Month

Blue Arrow Are you Red Cross Ready? (Video In American Sign Language)

While natural disasters, emergencies or unexpected attacks cannot be controlled, we can all be prepared and take action now to protect ourselves and our families. These four steps and the links to World Wide Web Link Ready.gov will help you with the fundamentals of being prepared if an emergency occurs.

Be Informed.
Be informed about different types of natural disasters, terrorist attacks and other kinds of threats. Get information about what emergency plans are in effect in your local area.

Make a Plan.
Talk with your family about what you will do in case of emergency. Practice evacuating your home and learn about sheltering-in-place. Have a list of emergency contacts in a well known place and be sure to include someone from out of town. Learn more.

Build a Kit.
Gather a three day supply of basic items for you and your family: water, food, flashlight, battery-powered radio, first aid kit, pet supplies, prescription medications, etc.  Examples of complete lists of recommended disaster kit supplies:  Ready.gov, PEMA, FEMA.

Get Involved.
After planning your family's readiness for emergencies, Citizen Corps Council asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety.