Emergency Preparedness

JEFF POLLARD

Emergency Government Coordinator
jpollard@townofffreedom.org

 

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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!

 

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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 April: Food

Have an emergency food supply that will meet the needs of your household for three days without outside help.
Tasks
Buy a three-day emergency food supply for your household.
Put aside a three-day supply of food for disasters. Follow the BUS rule to help you. BUS stands for balance, usability, and shelf-life.
Take steps to make sure food in your refrigerator and freezer will stay safe.
During an extended power outage, temperatures in your fridge and freezer will begin to rise, even if the doors stay closed. As the temperature rises, harmful bacteria may begin to grow on your food.

Make sure you can meet any special dietary needs in your household.

Some people are on special diets for health reasons. There can be serious effects if the right food is not available during a disaster.

GOAL FOR APRIL

Have an emergency food supply that will meet the needs of your household for three days without outside help.

An emergency food supply doesn’t have to sit on a shelf, ready for disaster to strike (although it can). It can be part of the food you use every day. The key to a good food storage plan is to buy ahead of time. Replace items before they run out. Buy items when they are on sale. A large duffle bag or plastic tub with a lid makes a great storage place for an emergency food supply. Make sure your family, including pets, will have what they need when disaster strikes.

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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