Are we there yet?!?! Every #parent gets that all the time. But we got an option you can explore with your #kids in the #car.
A coloring book themed with preparedness could help. This one in conjunction with @SesameStreet could bridge the gap with great tips on preparedness as well as what your kids could bring during an evacuation.
Need more? *What important things would you bring to go #camping? *What rhymes with kit? Flashlight? Food? Water? Meds?
I am sure Grover would be so proud to hear their preparedness efforts.
Do your kids know what to do?!? Throughout this week, we will focus in on preparedness efforts for kids and how they can help you better respond to an emergency. As always, empowering our youth to help during an emergency is critical to our survivability.
To start, we wanted to share a few pages from the brand new @FEMA Preparedness Pedro coloring book that specifically address our more common natural hazards here in the area. Tips that you can share with your children include:
*#Tornado #Warning means that a tornado has been spotted in your area. Take cover NOW!
*#Flooding mean that there is flooding in your area. While in a vehicle, remember to NEVER drive through flooded roadways – Turn Around, Don’t Drown! #TADD #TurnAround #DontDrown
Just two easy tips that you can share with your family and friends. More to come this week! All part of the ongoing #2021 #National Preparedness Month
As we close out the week of low cost / no cost ways to help enhance your preparedness efforts, we got an easy one to share today.
That’s right, your #eyes! Use them to always look for all the #emergency exits. While we are often distracted with our #cell phones and other mobile devices, it would be worth noting that we should always be aware of all entrances and exits to any #situation. Whether room or #vehicle or #train or #bus or #airplane….always good to know where the #exits are located.
🚆 ✈️ 🚎 🚗 – know all your exits!
In case there’s an emergency or #immediate #danger, this little tip can help get you out of danger.
More #tips coming up tomorrow focusing in on our #kiddos! 2021 #National #Preparedness #Month continues on!
Who is the first person to contact in an #emergency?
As we continue the low cost / no cost push for preparedness, we want to make sure that all of you have an I.C.E. or In Case of Emergency contact listed in your phone.
Aside from calling 9-1-1, #ICE should be your first speed dial.
WHAT – What is ICE? It stands for In Case of Emergency that is used to identify who(m) to call when there is an emergency. It doesn’t automatically default to your spouse or parent so be sure to address and identify the ICE in your address book of your cell phone.
HOW – This can easily be accessed in your contacts or can be found quickly if needed by typing “ICE” into your contacts.
YOU – Everyone can do this in seconds.
Just another #LowCost / #NoCost way that you can enhance your #emergency preparedness plan during this 2021 #National Preparedness Month
That’s right, we are still talking about low cost / no cost ways to enhance your preparedness efforts. One of the ways we share ideas is on how agile you are during a disaster. Being quick, mobile, and self-sustaining is critical because we as humans have lots of stuff. Whether its #food, #water, #medications, etc…..to the most cherished items we own, we have lots of #important #stuff.
Local, statewide, or national, our staff loads out and prepares for their #deployments differently. Here are a few examples of their bags/#packs.
*#Rugged #wheels on all the larger bags to help ease the weight of necessary equipment *Rugged/firm #cases for kits containing #valuables. *Sturdy pair of #boots that are valuable post disaster (debris on the roadway). *#Backpacks which allows their hands to be free. *#Nametags that identify items to that person. *#Hydration easily accessible for ongoing health. #Water *#Battery packs for charging mobile devices are heavy.
So if you have some old luggage with wheels lying around, it could be useful for your #family emergency preparedness kit or your vehicle preparedness kit.
More #LowCost / #NoCost tips coming up as we continue to discuss 2021 #National #Preparedness Month’s work for preparedness, #response, #recovery, #mitigation, and #protection.
We are still focused on providing low cost / no cost solutions to enhance your preparedness efforts. Today, we wanted to share the many #EmergencyManagement #classes and #events that are offered throughout the year with @ProtectDuPage – all of which talk about #preparedness plans and #efforts across the #county.
Above are just a few pictures from events with various groups and agencies sharing some tips/tricks for better preparing your #emergency / #disaster efforts. These are perfect opportunities to build a better kit, or to enhance your plans, or better yet, augment your plans with more information. In almost all cases, government sponsored classes are free of charge. And I can tell you for a fact, that all of our classes have been offered to you at no-cost. ( It doesn’t get much more low cost than free #AmIRight? )
I hope to see all of you soon as we roll out more classes specifically addressing #preparedness #response #recovery – all to continue to build up your community resilience to any disaster.
More tips tomorrow as we are smack dab in the middle of #2021 #National #Preparedness #Month
Still taking about low cost / no cost preparedness efforts for everyone…including all those #furbabies too!
That’s right, your #pets can be of assistance when it comes to #preparedness efforts so load those travel #pouches #pockets with #food, #water, #medication and #identification tags for at least 3 days so rapid evacuation is easier during an #emergency. Don’t forget to include those #paw-fect snacks too!
More #LowCost / #NoCost tips this week for #2021 #National #Preparedness #Month
Duuuuuuuude – we know you got the late night #munchies – all during this week of Low Cost / No Cost stuff for #National #Preparedness Month!
That’s right – who doesn’t love the late night munchies. So to help curb your late night #snax, we want your preparedness kit stocked with canned goods that can be eaten on the go. Aside from the stuff inside, we want you to consider purchasing canned goods with lids you can remove WITHOUT a can opener aka #PopTop or #PopTops.
So no matter your choice of must-have canned goods #snackage, we totes encourage you to make sure you have those simple, easy to use pop-tops.
More preparedness items for #LowCost / #NoCost efforts in #Preparedness tomorrow.
Low cost / no cost preparedness efforts? Yep, we gotcha covered.
This week, we address the #LowCost / #NoCost preparedness efforts that could enhance your preexisting plans. One of our most fun topics deal with food preparedness. Now, the preparedness rule of thumb is to have food, per person, per day, for at least 3 days. And a Meals Ready (MREs) is an excellent choice for shelf stable, long lasting, and easy to eat option for your family.
You’ve probably heard me talk about my most UN-favorite flavor of MRE….but to start this week off, I wanted to share my #FAVORITE #MRE with you.
I give you, the #SPAM MRE.
Compliments of my favorite USAR Team, #Ohio #TaskForce 1.
Hope your preparedness planning is going well in #2021 #National #Preparedness #Month!
20 years later. To this day, I continue to support all public safety as we solemnly remember the events from 20 years ago.
My time at Ground Zero was well spent as we dug hand in hand w/ our fellow Brother #Firefighters from across the nation.
Honor those heroes that made sacrifices for our freedoms today. Never forget their selfless dedication to our country 🇺🇸 Share their stories with the younger generations so that you immerse them with a sense of pride, dedication, and most importantly, service to those who need help.