As National Preparedness Month comes to an end, this should just be a time to review and ensure that you and your family are ready in case an emergency should occur.
In addition to your family, there are many local and community organizations that work closely on a daily basis to ensure that proper planning is in place.
CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) train volunteers to prepare for many types of disasters that may occur in your local or surrounding areas. These individuals are trained in CPR/AED, first aid & emergency response.
Remember too, if you have a disability, there are several organizations throughout communities that keep lists so that these individuals can be helped quickly in a sudden emergency. Reach out to your local Area Agency on Aging or Emergency Management Services offices.
If you have questions about what services and/or organizations are available in your community or on how to become involved, contact your local Emergency Management Services office for more information.