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!


 

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 October: Power

Be able to safely meet your basic needs during an electrical outage.

Tasks

Have flashlights ready in an easily accessible place and check batteries in flashlights and radios.

When the lights go out, the safest way to provide emergency lighting is with flashlights or battery-powered lanterns.

Acquire and learn how to safely use a portable generator.

Using a properly connected generator of adequate size during a power outage will reduce or almost eliminate the impact a power outage has on your life.

Create a power outage plan and decide what you can do before, during and after a power outage to minimize the effect on your household.

Create a power outage plan and decide what you can do before, during and after a power outage to minimize the effect on your household.

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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