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National Preparedness Month

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First Aid Kit
Monday, September 24, 2012

If there was a Disaster or an Emergency Event would you be ready? Become prepared now: make your emergency plans, assemble an emergency supply kit,  keep informed, and get involved in helping your family and your community to be ready for emergencies.

You can join the effort by following four steps:
• Make a Plan
• Make an Emergency Kit
• Stay Informed
• Get involved

Get an Emergency Kit
An emergency kit includes the basics for survival: fresh water, food, clean air, and warmth. You should have enough supplies to survive for at least three days.

Make an Emergency Plan
Make plans with your family and friends in case you're not together during an emergency. Discuss how you'll contact each other, where you'll meet, and what you'll do in different situations.

Stay Informed
Being prepared means staying informed. Check all types of media – Web sites, newspapers, radio, TV, mobile and land phones – for global, national and local information. During an emergency, your local Emergency Management or Emergency Services office will give you information on such things as open shelters and evacuation orders.

Get Involved
Look into taking first aid and emergency response training, participating in community exercises, and volunteering to support local first responders.

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