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Health dept. and EMA host Family Preparedness Day this Saturday

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[September 25, 2013]  September is National Preparedness Month. To increase preparedness throughout Logan County, there will be a Family Preparedness Day in Scully Park on Saturday. Information will be provided by local and state emergency response agencies about how you and your family can be better prepared for emergencies.

This event is free. Free hot dogs and an inflatable bouncy house will be available for all in attendance. Activities will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Logan County Emergency Management Agency and Logan County Department of Public Health are coordinating the event.

When: Saturday, Sept. 28

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, Logan County Sheriff's Department, Lincoln/Logan Crime Stoppers, American Red Cross, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System.

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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 an emergency.

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

  3. Build an emergency supply kit.

  4. Get involved.

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

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