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September is National Preparedness Month! Sponsored by Ready.gov, the goal of this awareness month is to encourage you to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies at home, work, and within your community. Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) will be providing information, resources, and tips to assist you with emergency preparedness.
If you and your family are faced with a family emergency or a regional disaster, the effort you’ve put into family preparedness and disaster planning today will play a large role in how well you "survive" the event. Here are some of the planning tools you need to enhance your family’s preparedness.
IDENTIFY STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO MINIMIZE OR PREVENT THE HAZARD IMPACTS
Determine procedures and practices you can develop/implement to enhance your disaster resistance. Consult with the Red Cross, your local Emergency Manager or FEMA for assistance.
IDENTIFY THE HAZARDS
Do you know what hazards could occur in your area? Visit the library, contact the American Red Cross or your local Emergency Manager, and log on to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) web site at http://www.fema.gov to learn about the hazards in your area.
LEARN HOW THE HAZARDS CAN IMPACT YOUR FAMILY
Assess what the consequences might be for your family when disaster strikes. Consider the time of day, the day of the week, and the time of year.
IDENTIFY EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED TO HELP SURVIVE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES
IDENTIFY THE EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES, PROCEDURES, AND PRACTICES YOU ALREADY HAVE IN PLACE
IDENTIFY YOUR SHORTFALLS
What equipment, supplies, procedures, and plans do you need to complete your family preparedness effort?
DEVELOP A PLAN TO ELIMINATE THE SHORTFALLS
TRAIN AND MAINTAIN
Remember, the planning and preparation you do now will play a large role in how well you "survive" the event!
Portland Fire & Rescue
We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
September 9, 2011