Emergency Preparedness

The world has changed dramatically since the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001. All of us seem to be more aware of our vulnerabilities and more appreciative of our freedom. We all have a deeper understanding of the personal responsibility we carry to ensure the safety of our families, our neighbors and our nation.

This Emergency Preparedness Information was designed to provide practical information for you and your family so that you can prepare for any disaster. It includes up-to-date hazard specific safety tips and information about preparedness and prevention.

Listing files in 'Emergency Preparedness'

  •  Coping with Disaster - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    A disaster of any size will cause unusual and unwanted stress. Here are some suggestions to help you and your family cope.
  •  Crime Prevention - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Your local police department is dedicated to reducing criminal acts and ensuring that the community is safe. And there are steps you should take to protect yourself and your family, at home, in your car and in public.
  •  Emergency Contact Information - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Emergency and Non-Emergency Telephone Numbers and links to additional information.
  •  Emergency Preparedness 2005 - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
  •  Emergency Supply Kits - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Supplies to keep in your home.
  •  Evacuation - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    In some incidents evacuation may be necessary. What to do before, during and after an evacuation
  •  Extreme Heat & Cold - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Certain weather conditions can result in temperatures that reach either extreme heights or extreme lows. This document helps you prepare for extreme weather
  •  Fire Safety - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    To protect you and your family from fire. Know what to do before, during, and after a fire.
  •  Floods - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Information to help prepare your property in the event of flooding associated with heavy rains, snow melt, water main breaks and many other severe storms.
  •  Food Safety During Utility Outages - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    By planning ahead, you can save your perishables.
  •  General Preparedness Information - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Essential services may be interrupted following an emergency and local disaster relief and emergency responders may not be able to reach you immediately. Equipping yourself with the knowledge and tools to prepare and protect yourself and your family is essential
  •  Hazardous and Household Chemical Safety - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Hazardous chemicals are substances that pose a risk to life, health and property due to their composition and their possible release into the environment due to unsafe storage, improper use and handling or transportation. Whether at industrial and chemical plants, gas stations, hospitals, labs, or in homes, hazardous chemicals and household cleaning products used in most homes are a part of daily life and can affect every community. Know what to do before, during, and after an incident.
  •  Health and Medical Preparedness - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Ways to protect you and your family from health related illnesses and medical emergencies.
  •  Home Evacuation Plan Diagram - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    A Diagram to use to prepare a Home Evacuation plan.
  •  Pet Preparedness - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Information for preparing pets or animals for emergency and disaster situations.
  •  Recovering from Disaster - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Returning to a Damaged Home
  •  School Emergency Planning - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Parents should know the emergency plans used at their children’s schools and understand what to do in the event of an emergency.
  •  Seniors and People With Special Needs - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    If you are a senior, or have special needs, you should take additional steps to plan for disasters and protect yourself in an emergency. If you have friends or neighbors with special needs, help them with these extra precautions
  •  Severe Storms - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Severe storms can occur at any time and any place. What to do before, during, and after a severe storm
  •  Sheltering - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    In some instances sheltering may be required for extended periods of time due to major storms or utility disruptions. Emergency shelters are designed to provide a place to stay, along with sleeping quarters, food, water and shower facilities. An overview of Sheltering and what to before, during, and after an emergency.
  •  Terrorism - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Many people are concerned about the possibility of future incidents. There are things you can do to prepare for the unexpected and reassure your family in the face of such events.
  •  Utility Disruptions - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Storms and emergencies can cause disruptions to power, water and gas supplies and telephone services leading to anxiety and confusion. These tips will help to prepare you and your family in the event of utility disruptions.
  •  Why Prepare for a Disaster - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Every year, disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives. Being prepared and understanding what to do will reduce the fear, anxiety and losses that accompany most disasters.
  •  Winter Preparedness - uploaded on 9/21/2012 3:33 PM
    Winter weather such as Nor’easters, blizzards and winter storms can become very dangerous in a short period of time. What to before, during, and after a winter storm.

Contact your local emergency management office or local American Red Cross for information about specific hazards in your area and to volunteer to help make your community better prepared.