Things to consider during an emergency

Getting correct information during an emergency is the key to taking safe action. Someone in your household may not be able to receive, understand, or act on emergency information. Think about what special needs your household, and neighborhood, may have. Take action now to make sure everyone will be safe…

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Get Your Business Ready For Any Kind of Disaster at Free National Preparedness Month Webinar Series

Is your organization prepared to communicate quickly and effectively with each other when a crisis hits? Did you know that nearly 70 percent of all U.S. businesses will lose power at one point in the next 12 months? Do you have a plan in place to keep your operations running? How will you rebuild your business if your employees are unable to report to work after a major disaster?

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2015 National Preparedness Month (NPM)

Theme: Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today. September is National Preparedness Month.  This year we are asking you to take action now – make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets.  Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect…

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Three Day Basic Training Course

LINCOLN PARK —Wayne County residents are invited to register for upcoming CERT training, which begins July 7, 2015, provided by Lincoln Park’s Community Emergency Response Team. The training is designed to provide basic training in disaster preparedness, which increases the ability of citizens to survive until responders or other assistance…

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Enjoy Michigan’s Summer Free Fishing Weekend June 13-14

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that the annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend is set for Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14. That weekend, residents and nonresidents can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply.  Michigan has celebrated the Summer Free Fishing Weekend…

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Community Emergency Response Team PSA

CERT PSA

Most People, in a major disaster are not going to see a fire truck or an ambulance rolling up their street right after that incident. If fact it may be hours, to days, or even as long as week before they receive help from first responders or professional emergency services.

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Five Great Emergency Preparedness Holiday Gift Ideas

Contact: Ron Leix, MSP/EMHSD Public Information Officer, (517) 336-6464Agency: State Police Issued: Nov. 25, 2013 LANSING. The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) has developed a list containing five great emergency preparedness gift ideas for those kicking off the shopping season this holiday weekend. Preparedness items make…

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Replacing Your Important Papers

DENVER – Not only were Colorado homes damaged by the recent severe storms, flooding, landslides or mudslides, but many survivors also lost valuable personal documents.  The documents include everything from Social Security cards to driver licenses to credit cards.  The following is a partial list of ways to get duplicates…

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Got Water?

Has the water run dry in your emergency supply kit?  If so, it’s time to fill ‘er up!  One of the most essential components of a disaster-ready kit is water.  A well maintained kit prepares you before disaster strikes.  After an emergency, clean drinking water may not be available if…

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Wayne County Medical Reserve Corps

Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Wayne County Department of Public Health (WCDPH), Medical Reserve Corps to assist the public health department by providing quality volunteer health care professionals who can maintain services such as health, education and disease prevention during public health emergencies. Why Join Our MRC? To…

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Keep pets safe with the free ASPCA Pet Safety Pack

In the event of an emergency, The ASPCA pet rescue window decal alerts rescue personnel that pets are inside your home. The safety pack also includes an ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center magnet—a great way to keep the APCC’s toll-free emergency number and website address handy in case your pets…

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“It Can Happen To You” – Evonne Richards

“I Just Never Thought it Would Hit Us”: Tornado Survivor Evonne Richards on How Being Prepared Saved Her Family, Helped Her Community While 60 percent of Americans say preparation for natural or man-made disasters is very important to them, only a staggering 17 percent of Americans claim to be very…

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