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 May: Work, School and Community

Make sure the people who count on you are prepared for a disaster.

Tasks

Make sure emergency procedures are in place for your workplace or school.

Talk to your employer about emergency plans for the building where you work. Think about other places that you and family members regularly spend time, like your child’s school.

Give emergency kits to people who count on you (college students, elderly parents, etc.).

Put together basic emergency kits for people who may not be able to do so for themselves or for those who may not think of doing it for themselves.

Know how others in your community will respond in a disaster.

Talk to other people when you are developing an emergency plan for a school, workplace or organization.

 

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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