Emergency Preparedness

emergency preparedness suppliesTo help you prepare your family for an emergency incident, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends that each household put together an emergency kit containing food, water, clothing and important documents or records that will help you and your family survive natural disasters or other emergencies.

A guide to assist you in compiling a disaster kit is available here through the State of Ohio's website. We suggest you review this information and plan and assemble a kit for your family.

In 2005, communities within the United States faced 48 major disasters, 68 emergency declarations and 39 fire management assistance declarations. Those numbers indicate that a major incident affected a community somewhere every 2.5 days. One of the most important lessons learned from all of that emergency activity is that each and every household must take an increased level of responsibility to be able to provide for itself during a local emergency.