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.
Park Lincoln, McLean Street
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.
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:
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.
Make a plan for
what to do in an emergency.
Build an emergency
[Text from file received from Logan
County Emergency Management Agency]