Disaster Preparedness

Natural disasters: with some we have warnings, with others we do not. But, when a disaster strikes, it affects everyone in the community. If you are prepared to take care of yourself and your family, you can limit the need for emergency resources that will be stretched to their maximum during these times.

What if the roads leading to your neighborhood or home are cut off? What if you are without power for an extended period of time? What if your neighbors lose their home? Will you be able to help yourself? Will you be able to help others?

Using portions of a program developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), our Fire and Life Safety Division can customize a program to help you or your group prepare for local or widespread disasters. We focus on starting in your own home and working out from there. Do you have what you and your family need until professional help can get to you? After that we focus on moving outward into the community to help neighbors. Do you have the training and equipment to help your neighbors?

This free program provides you with the skills and knowledge to be more self-sufficient in an emergency and creates the potential for you to help others.

Contact us at (919) 567-4733 if you would like a presentation or just general information on disaster preparedness.