Emergency preparedness is everyone's job, not just government agencies but all sectors of society. Service providers, businesses, civic and volunteer groups, neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen - should plan ahead for an emergency. During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own.
We recommend four steps you should take to prepare for any type of situation:
- Review the types of things that are most likely to occur in our community and how to prepare for them.
- Hold a family meeting to talk about the steps you can take to be ready when an emergency happens.
- Take action. Each family member, regardless of age, can be responsible for helping the family be prepared. Activities can include posting emergency telephone numbers, installing smoke detectors, determining escape routes, assembling disaster supply kits and taking first aid or CPR courses.
- Practice and maintain the plan on a regular basis so family members will remember what to do in an emergency.
We wish you health, safety and prosperity in the years to come.
Spanish Fork Mayor and City Council