There are many different types of emergencies; from power outages to more serious incidents such as earthquakes, fires and chemical spills. Emergencies can be devastating and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or be confined to your home. Families and communities must cope with emergencies by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Here are some simple things you can do to get started:
- Complete a Family Emergency Plan Worksheet
- Assemble a 3-7 day Disaster Supply Kit
- Test and replace batteries in your smoke/fire/carbon monoxide detectors.
- Sign up to receive alerts through the Community Warning System at www.cococws.us
- Keep 2 gallons of water per person, per day, on hand for emergencies.
- Keep a battery operated radio ready for access to emergency information.
For a more comprehensive plan including the tips above, visit www.BeReadySRV.org , an excellent preparedness tool, provided by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.