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Prepare now for disasters and other emergencies

Emergency Preparedness:

The routine of our daily lives can easily be disrupted by emergencies and each event can have immediate or lasting effects. People can be seriously injured, or sometimes killed, and property damage can run into millions of dollars.

As the need arises, government and other assisting agencies such as local Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Salvation Army, and the American Red Cross. Along with these service agencies there are dedicated volunteers who extend themselves to assist when called upon.

When emergencies occur, emergency management departments (Police, Fire, EMS, Public Works, and Health) are trained to respond to the areas affected by the event. It is the responsibility of all of us to be personally prepared to respond to and manage the effects of a disaster. However depending on the severity of the disaster they can be overwhelmed with emergency calls. It may be hours to days before these agencies can get to you. Power may be out, food in short supply, water cut-off or contaminated, injured neighbors, co-workers or family members, people trapped in debris, medical emergencies, pets displaced or injured, structural and environmental hazards etc.

Learn how to prepare your business, schools, day cares etc. Homefront Emergency offers "Workshops" at your site.

Remember, knowing what to do in emergencies is your responsibility. More importantly, knowing what to do is the best protection for you and your family... Learn about potential hazards in your community and how to deal with them.

3 STEPS for Emergency and Disaster Preparedness.

  • 3 - DEVELOP A PLAN - PRACTICE and maintain your emergency plan.

GET A KIT...Stock emergency supplies. You should assemble enough supplies to support your needs for at least three to 7 days. Both the American Red Cross and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) recommend that you have an Emergency Supply Kit for you and your family. The more complete kits can provide the necessities for 72 hours or more.
They should include food and water rations and have a 5-year shelf life. Thermal space blankets, light-sticks, body warmers, whistle, hygiene supplies, first aid supplies, radios and flash lights are a must for every emergency kit.

  • Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit in case of evacuation.
  • Include water, packaged or canned food, can opener, change of clothes/footwear, blankets / sleeping bags, first aid kit,
  • prescription medications, an extra pair of glasses, a battery powered radio, flashlight, extra batteries, an extra set of car keys,
  • cash/credit cards, and a battery operated tone-alert weather radio.
  • Prepare an Emergency Car Kit :
    Include a battery powered radio, flashlight, extra batteries, booster cable, tire repair kit/pump, fire extinguisher, blanket, first aid kit, bottled water non-perishable high-energy foods, and maps.
    Search and rescue hand tools may be needed. Homefront Emergency is here to help you prepare.

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    Find out what DISASTERS/HAZARDScould affect you.
    Contact Your local Red Cross or Office of Emergency Management.

    • 1.Ask about the types of natural or technological (hazardous materials, major transportation accidents, etc.) disasters most likely to occur in your community. Request information on how to prepare for each occurrence.
    • 2.Ask about the Emergency Alert System (EAS). EAS broadcasts are activated by local authorities when there is an emergency.Pay close attention to these messages.
    • 3.Ask about animal care after a disaster. Animals may not be allowed inside emergency shelters. Only service animals accompanying the disabled will be allowed.
    • 4.Ask about special assistance for the elderly and disabled, if needed.
    • 5.Ask about evacuation and safe inland traffic routes.
    • 6.Find out about the disaster plan at your place of employment, your children's school, day care center and other places where your family spends time.

    Develop a Family Emergency Plan:
    Discuss what your family should do for each type of disaster :

    • 1.Find the safe areas in your home to take shelter.
    • 2.Determine the best escape routes from your home and find two ways out of each room.
    • 3.Pick places to meet. Choose a location outside your house in case of household emergency, such as a fire, and one outside your neighborhood in case you can not return to your house.
    • 4.Pick local and out-of-town family check-in points for everyone to call if your family gets separated.
    • 5.Make sure everyone knows the phone numbers.
    • 6.Discuss what to do in an emergency.
    Install safety features such as:
    smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in your home. Learn basic safety measures such as CPR, first aid and use of fire extinguishers, how, where and when to turn off water, gas, and electricity at the main switches.
    Post emergency phone numbers by the telephone. Teach children how and when to call 911, Fire/Police/ EMS.

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