Be Prepared for Disaster Emergencies!
As the summer is coming to an end and we are approaching the Back to School season, it’s important to be prepared for potential emergencies both at home and school. The upcoming month of September is National Preparedness Month, which is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (also known as FEMA), and encourages people to prepare for all types of emergencies that may arise. This year’s theme is “A Lasting Legacy: The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.” (https://www.ready.gov/september#theme)
Family emergency planning – what to do, emergency contacts, evacuation plans, etc. Get the whole family involved in both the planning and practicing of emergency drills. Teach older children and teens how to use fire extinguishers and shut off water valves.
Emergency supply kits – food, water, toiletries, first aid kit, flashlights, batteries, matches, cash, etc.
Making your home safer – smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, home fire escape ladders, etc.
Financial preparedness – emergency savings funds, property, health, and life insurances
Prepare your teachers and students for all types of emergencies or disasters that may occur, including but not limited to fires, floods, tornadoes, and power outages.
Multi-hazard emergency action planning
School emergency operations planning
Establishing an Incident Command System
Fire safety training
Fire and tornado drills
Although the best way to deal with disasters is preventing them from even happening in the first place, not all of them are preventable and we at SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee are here to help for your fire and water restoration needs. This includes smoke remediation and cleaning and sanitizing after flooding or sewage backups. You can call us at the time of any emergency at (734) 299-7006.