Disaster preparedness became a renewed priority for our Nation as a direct response to the devastation of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Following the tragedies of that day, government at all levels has worked more closely with civic and private sector organizations and the public to prepare for emergencies.
Remember, preparedness starts with YOU! Everyone should:
- Have an emergency supply kit.
- Make a family escape plan.
- Be informed about the types of emergencies that can happen in your community and how your family will respond.
Each person's needs and abilities are unique but every individual can take important steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies – including fire emergencies - and put plans in place.
Contact Portland Fire & Rescue's Public Education Office at 503-823-3700!
Portland Fire & Rescue
We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
September 1, 2011