September is National Preparedness Month. Disturbingly, studies show that most Americans expect local emergency responders to take care of them in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster. Agencies like your fire department want you to be safe. But they may not be able to help you, You need to do your part, too. That's why it's so important to prepare a self-sufficiency kit to help you manage on your own for a minimum of three days.
Suggestions for a kit: Flashlight, first aid kit, portable radio, non-perishable food and can opener, one gall of water per person per day, tools, duct tape and camping-type equipment. Are you ready?
Today is the day to begin collecting what you need to survive in a disaster situation. Please contact your local fire department for more information and hands-on education about preparing your home and family.