Disaster can strike at any time with little or no notice. In the event of any emergency do you know what to do? FEMA’s website www.ready.gov is an excellent preparedness resource.
Some things you can do today to prepare:
Create a Family Plan
- Identify the emergency types your family may face.
- Designate places your family can meet – at your residence, in your community and beyond.
- Designate a point of contact for family members to call if they become separated.
- Keep an updated list of all emergency contact numbers for your family.
- Don’t forget to include a plan for your pets.
- Review your insurance coverage.
- Document your possessions. Taking pictures or videos are good options.
- Gather all important family documents and store them in a waterproof container.
- Every six months, replace the water, food and batteries in your emergency kit.
- Talk to your physician or pharmacist about the quantity and storage of prescription medications.
Prepare an Emergency Kit
- Water: one gallon per person per day for five days.
- Nonperishable food, non-electric can opener, plastic utensils, paper plates.
- Extra clothing and sturdy shoes.
- Personal hygiene items.
- First aid kit including, nonprescription medications, whistle, utility knife, plastic sheathing.
- Tool kit with assorted screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, hammer, etc.
- Liquid soap, bleach, disinfectant, plastic bucket with lid.
- Special items for infants and elderly, including books, toys and games.
- Flashlights, radio, extra batteries.
- Blankets and pillows.
- Good supply of plastic bags in various sizes.
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Becoming CERT trained will help you, your family and neighbors in the event of a disaster. Lacey Fire District 3 currently offers this course twice per year. The course duration is 32 hours in length and currently is held on Saturdays and Sundays for two consecutive weekends.
To be notified about upcoming CERT training opportunities, please complete and submit the information below: