How to Prepare
Emergency Preparedness Begins at Home
Disasters often seem like a remote possibility – they always seem to happen somewhere else. At any time, in any community however, a natural or human-caused disaster could occur, requiring a large scale, coordinated response. Police, fire, public health, social services, public works, emergency medical services and municipal officials may all need to work together to respond to end the crisis and protect the public.
You can also play a part by looking out for your own safety and that of your family. Begin by learning about potential, local hazards, which can be found under the “Hazards in Our Community” tab above. Create a plan and make sure everyone in your family knows what to do before, during and after disaster strikes. Prepare to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours during an emergency. If you’re ready for emergencies before they happen, you’ll be better able to respond when the unexpected happens.
Keep reading to learn more.