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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.

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