Chief's Blog

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Winter Storm - Be Prepared!

No doubt many of you are already aware of the Winter Storm that is heading our way this weekend. The leadership here at MCFRS is, as always, ahead of the curve and preparing for all scenarios to ensure we are able to respond to our communities needs as, well, needed. My hope is that none of you out there will need our assistance during this time as that would mean bad things are happening to you.

As I posted during our December storm, please make sure you keep your local fire hydrant clear of any snow so that our people can readily see them and use them in case of fire. Help us to help you if need be!
Also, if you are physically fit, please consider helping your neighbors who may not be able to shovel or help themselves.

Please take some time to prepare for this potential monster storm. If anything less than the worst occurs, then you will be more than ready! But please take a moment to click below and review some steps you should take, and some items you should have on hand, to prepare for the weather.

Winter Weather Tips

Winter Storms

Disaster Preparedness

Delays, Closings, & Other Information Due to Winter Storms & Emergencies

In effect, you may be asked to “Shelter in Place” this weekend. Make sure you have the tools and supplies necessary so that you can safely stay at home until the roadways are cleared.

As always – Stay Safe!

Bill Delaney
Program Manager - Community Safety Education
Division of Community Risk Reduction Services
Montgomery County Fire & Rescue

4 comments:

Mary McDyer said...

Thanks for the great reminders! I'm ready and hope the rest of the county is too.

billd said...

Thanks Mary! Me too!

Anne Marie & Chuck Martinez said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to keep all of us posted. It is so very helpful. For the sake of safety, we just hope people will stay in, stay warm, and let the folks that have to be in this kind of weather, do their work!

Anne Marie & Chuck Martinez
Germantown, MD

billd said...

Glad you both find the information helpful! Also nice remark re for the sake of safety. Well said!

-Bill