Safety Committee Message - September 2005
Did you know that September is National Emergency Preparedness Month?
Now is a good time to make sure that you and your family are prepared in the event of some type of disaster. Being prepared for a possible disaster can make a life-or-death difference.
If you were to have to evacuate your home you should, post a note telling others the date, time, where you are going to be headed and with whom. The following is a list of items that should be available whether you are forced to leave you home or stay inside as a shelter in place:
· Food (canned goods and energy bars are good sources)
· Fresh Water
· Battery powered radio and or TV
· First Aid Kit
· Medications and eyeglasses
· Important documents
· Changes of clothes (adjust for weather conditions)
· Sleeping bags and or blankets
· Pet supplies
Above information was gathered from the National Safety Council website
Other useful websites for information are: www.citizencorps.gov
Remember if you have questions about this information or any other Safety topic in North Brookfield, contact your Safety Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings: First and Third Wednesday of each month; 6:30 P.M. at the Senior Center, Forest Street.