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Squad Sponsors Emergency Preparedness Event on September 30

Sat, 2014-09-20 13:46 -- John Staunton

September may be Summit First Aid Squad Month here in Summit, but it’s also National Preparedness Month, a perfect time to review our plans for what to do when the next disaster strikes.  In the past 3 years Summit has seen hurricane Irene, a heavy October snow storm,  “super storm” Sandy, a mild earthquake, and a tornado.  All had similar results disrupting power and other utilities, public transportation and the ability for many businesses and institutions to remain open.

FEMA has designated Tuesday, September 30 as a "National PrepareAthon" day.  The First Aid Squad will help Summit participate by hosting a session “Are You Ready?” at 7 PM at the Summit Recreation Center, 100 Morris Ave.  Participants will learn how to create a disaster plan, build a supply kit, make the “stay or go” decision, and take steps to ensure their safety. Representatives from several organizations will also be present with a variety of information, including:

  • American Red Cross
  • Summit Police Department
  • Summit Fire Department
  • Summit Volunteer EMS
  • Summit's recently formed  Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Jersey Central Power & Light
  • SAGE Eldercare
  • East Summit Association

All are welcome and there is no charge for the class. Registration is requestt, but not required.  Click Here to register online.

For more information, please email us at: prepare@summitems.org.