Would you be ready if there was an emergency? September is National Preparedness Month and a great time to think of what needs to be done to be prepared. Emergency preparedness should focus on preparation in the home, business, and school.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has 4 steps to prepare for any emergency. They are:
- Get an Emergency Kit – put together a disaster supplies kit consisting of food, water, and basic items you may need in case of a disaster
- Make an Emergency Plan – Make plans with family, friends, and coworkers on what to do in case an emergency does happen
- Be informed – Check all types of media for local, national, and global news
- Get involved – Look into taking first aid and emergency response training, participating in community exercises, and volunteering to support local first responders
Throughout the rest of September, we will be sending out specific posts on how to be prepared in case of an emergency at home, at work, and at school.
For more information on the 4 steps mentioned in this post, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention here.