“Resolve to be Ready” in 2010 for any emergency by having an emergency supply kit and a plan prepared in advance for your household. “Resolve to be Ready” is a Department of Homeland Security campaign to encourage communities to take action and prepare for emergencies in the New Year.
“Personal preparedness is the public’s best protection if a disaster occurs. In order to ensure resiliency in our community, we have to encourage every resident to take steps in their own households to minimize negative impacts,” said Ron Lane, Director of the County Office of Emergency Services.
Residents can take three simple steps to be better prepared in the New Year: 1) Make an emergency supply kit; 2) Make a family disaster plan; and 3) Become informed about the hazards that could affect your community and learn the appropriate responses.
By storing an emergency supply kit at home, your vehicles and in your workplace, you will be starting the year off prepared. Emergency supply kits should include basic necessities such as water, non-perishable food, first-aid supplies and flashlights. Vehicle kits should also include blankets, road flares and tools that could assist you if you became stranded.
For a complete list of emergency supplies and to download a free Family Disaster Plan and Survival Guide, please visit www.ReadySanDiego.org, www.ready.gov, or the Spanish language Web site www.listo.gov.