Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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Family Preparedness Day Saturday at Scully Park

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[September 11, 2012]  September is National Preparedness Month. The Logan County Emergency Management Agency and Logan County Department of Public Health are committed to participate in the National Preparedness Month to increase preparedness throughout Logan County by partnering to coordinate Family Preparedness Day.

When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Scully Park, Lincoln -- McLean Street

Who: Logan County Department of Public Health, Logan County Emergency Management Agency, Lincoln Fire Department, Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District, Logan County Paramedic Association, Lincoln Police Department, American Red Cross, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System.

One of the key messages of National Preparedness Month is to be prepared in the event an emergency causes you to be self-reliant for three days without the following: utilities and electricity, water service, access to a supermarket or local services, or maybe even without response from police, fire or rescue.

Preparing can start with four important steps:

  1. Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your community, and identify sources of information in your community that will be helpful before, during and after and emergency.

  2. Make a plan for what to do in an emergency.

  3. Build an emergency supply kit.

  4. Get involved.

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Emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere without notice. This is why we encourage our community to be better prepared and invite community members to join us in the effort.

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[Text from file received from Logan County Emergency Management Agency]

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