Emergency Preparedness focuses on preparing equipment and procedures for use when a disaster occurs. Preparedness measures can take many forms including the construction of shelters, installation of warning devices, creation of back-up life-line services (e.g., power, water, sewage), and rehearsing evacuation plans.
The Five W’s of Emergency Preparedness:
Who should prepare? – Government at all levels; businesses, big and small; communities; and most importantly, INDIVIDUALS LIKE – YOU!!!
What do I do? – Individuals and Families: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed; Businesses: Develop a Continuity of Operations Plan
When do I prepare?
Where do I need to prepare? – At home, work, within your child’s school, everywhere.
Why should I prepare? – Because disaster will strike and being prepared makes the effect much less worse!!!
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National, State, and Local Emergency Preparedness Resources:
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
For after hours Biological, Chemical, and Radiological events please call 911.
Normal Business Hours – Contact Information
During normal business hours (8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.; Monday-Friday, closed state holidays), please call 410-877-1026.