Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Key To Disaster Survival? Friends And Neighbors

Thanks to one of our Facebook friends, I was made aware of a very interesting article that appeared on the NPR web site. It relates to community preparedness and what might help to assist you and your loved ones to survive a large scale disaster. Understand that if a county wide disaster hits MCFRS, despite our best efforts will be stretched thin and will be unable to be every where to help in the aftermath of a large scale, county wide disaster.

Of course, you should always make sure you have an Emergency Preparedness Kit on hand to ensure you have your own water, food, and other important supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days.

It also does not hurt to have a Family Emergency Plan in place as well. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes so you will need a plan to contact each another and figure out how you will get back together with your loved ones.

One of the keys to surviving any disaster is being PREPARED! Take a moment to review all of the above links and make sure you and your loved ones are ready!

Best Regards,

Bill Delaney
Program Manager - Community Safety Education & Social Media
Office of the Fire Chief
Montgomery County Fire & Rescue

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