Update 3/6/12: Register for upcoming spring Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training session.
Update: 2/28/12: Mayor Ferguson to host Emergency Preparedness Speakers Series. First session, On Shaky Ground, set for April 2. Click here for more information about this event, and the series.
Nearly all persons, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of natural or man-made disaster or weather-related emergency. The likelihood that you, your family, and even your pet animals will survive an emergency depends largely on the planning you do today.
The Milwaukie Police Department urges residents to protect themselves and their families by preparing a Family Emergency Plan and creating and maintaining an Emergency Supply Kit. You will be better prepared to survive a disaster and to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance.
Gleaned from information provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), your Milwaukie Police Department suggests all citizens be generally prepared for natural or manmade disasters/emergencies. FEMA provides in-depth information in thorough detail on its website, www.ready.gov.
Be it a flood, earthquake, tornado, volcanic eruption, landslide, Tsunami, ice storm, or any number of other widespread emergency situations, we all have a responsibility to be self-sufficient and capable of surviving a natural or manmade disaster for at least three days and nights. Depending on how widespread the disaster, it may be days before emergency rescue personnel can reach your location.
Please refer to the links below to learn how to prepare yourself and those close to you for an emergency.