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Ready Region Public Service Announcements
The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a natural disaster, terrorist attack or other emergency. We must all have the tools and plans in place to make it on our own, at least for a period of time, no matter where we are when disaster strikes.
The Ready campaign is a program designed to educate businesses and residents about the importance of preparing for any kind of natural, public health or man-made disaster.
In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Ready Campaign, Bucks County is promoting individual emergency preparedness. The goal of this nationwide effort is to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.
To be prepared for an emergency, residents should:
Emergency preparedness is no longer the sole concern of earthquake prone Californians and those who live in the part of the country known as "Tornado Alley." For Americans, preparedness must now account for man-made disasters as well as natural ones. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.
Think About It...
- Commit a weekend to updating telephone numbers, buying emergency supplies and reviewing your emergency plan with everyone.
- You should have at least one traditionally wired landline phone, as cordless or cellular phones may not work in an emergency.
- Remember to review your plan regularly, update contact information and check the supplies in your kit to be sure nothing has expired, spoiled or changed.
- Be sure to conduct fire drills and practice evacuating your home twice a year.
- Remember to teach your children how and when to call 9-1-1 or your local Emergency Medical Services number for help
- Talk with your children about emergency preparedness so they know what to do if an emergency happens. Click on Ready Kids to learn more.
- Access the emergency preparedness information: