September is National Preparedness Month

 

September is National Preparedness Month
The Park Ridge Fire Department would like to offer information to prepare yourself and your family for a disaster by making an emergency plan.
 
Family Communications
Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. Your emergency planning should also address the care of pets, aiding family members with access and functional needs and safely shutting off utilities.
 
Read more about Family Communication  during an emergency. 
 
Make a Plan
Ready.gov has made it simple for you to make a family emergency plan. Download the Family Emergency Plan (FEP) (PDF - 508 Kb) and fill out the sections before printing it or emailing it to your family and friends.
 
You should also inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time: work, daycare and school, faith organizations, sports events and commuting. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one. Talk to community leaders, your colleagues, neighbors and members of faith or civic organizations about how you can work together in the event of an emergency. You will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance.
 
 
Information Contact D/C Jeff Sorensen (847) 318-5287

jsorense@parkridgefd.org



 
 
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