Emergency Preparedness

JEFF POLLARD

Emergency Government Coordinator
jpollard@townofffreedom.org

 

Watches, Warning & Alerts - stay up to date!

Spring Forward and Test Your Smoke Alarms for Daylight Saving Time 

WI Emergency Management Release

 

Outagamie County partnered with AtHoc to implement a new mass notification system to allow citizens to self register for emergency alerts. When an emergency happens in your neighborhood and the 911 center needs to get urgent information to you, AtHoc will ensure you get critical alerts and actionable information. You may also register to receiver weather information. Sign up today!


Extreme Heat - Be ready. Click on this link for some good information.

heat - be prepared


Alert and Notices:

Do 1 Thing

Monthly Reminder

♦ Small steps toward being prepared for an emergency ♦
Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters.
 

Do1Thing in July: Family Communication Plan

Have the ability to communicate with family members during a disaster.

Tasks

Have a phone with a cord and a car charger for your cell phone standing by in case of a power failure.

Phones with cordless handsets won’t work in a disaster because they need more electricity than they can get from the phone jack.

Develop a plan for how your family will stay in touch  during a disaster.

Develop a plan so you can stay in touch with your family in a disaster.

Program In Case of Emergency (ICE) numbers into all family cell phones.

If you are hurt and can’t talk, first responders and hospital staff may not know how to contact your family right away. If you have a cell phone, you can provide the phone numbers for your emergency contacts to first responders and hospital staff. 

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 FEMA

Take Extra Precautions as Temperatures Drop and Snow Moves In

Here is more information and tips to keep you safe!

Emergency Kit

 

News Release

Are you ready for Winter?

Time to get your home and care ready for cold and snow!

 

Rural Americans at higher risk of death from five leading causes

Press Release

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts. In 2014, many deaths among rural Americans were potentially preventable, including 25,000 from heart disease, 19,000 from cancer, 12,000 from unintentional injuries, 11,000 from chronic lower respiratory disease, and 4,000 from stroke. The percentages of deaths that were potentially preventable were higher in rural areas than in urban areas. The report and a companion commentary are part of a new rural health series in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

To view the balance of the article: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0112-rural-death-risk.html