The Department of Homeland Security has declared September National Preparedness Month to encourage people to prepare in case of disaster.! Your local Gig Harbor emergency services providers are ready to help you get prepared three ways:
Make A Plan
Make sure you have a family emergency plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.
- It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.
- Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and has coins or a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact.
- You may have trouble getting through, or the telephone system may be down altogether, but be patient
- Be Informed
- Being informed about the different types of emergencies that could happen where you live and the appropriate ways to respond to them will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take.
This year – Get all the information you need to be prepared at your communities first National Preparedness Month Fair.
Who: Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula Emergency Services, Government Agencies, Community Churches, and community members have joined their resources to help you get prepared.
Where: Chapel Hill Church will host the event.
What: Everything you ever wanted to know about getting prepared. Food Storage, Communication Resources, Home Retrofit for Earthquakes, First Aid/CPR, HAM Radios, Red Cross, Medical Providers, Police, Fire, National Guard, Utilities, Pet Care, and there will even be a “Dutch Oven” cooking demonstration.
When: Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Come join your community members as they learn how to get prepared and how to help each other during a major disaster. The same techniques work when it is just a winter storm and the power is out. Please join us for free classes, demonstrations, information and more – all in one location.
Chapel Hill Church