The Hopkinsville Fire Department would like the citizens of Hopkinsville and the surrounding communities to be informed and take action. Educating and preparing yourself before a disaster helps you to be self-sustaining during an actual emergency, which in turn helps our emergency services to attend to other emergencies that may be occurring.
Educate yourself of the type of emergencies and natural disasters that could occur in our region.
“Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” http://www.fema.gov
Make an Emergency Supply Kit with food and water: http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1390846764394-dc08e309debe561d866b05ac84daf1ee/checklist_2014.pdf
NFPA has sample fire escape plans:
Make a Home Fire Escape Plan: www.nfpa.org/education
National Preparedness Month
September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. Due to the success of last year’s theme, “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” will be returning for this September with a continuing emphasis on preparedness for youth, older adults, and people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. Thank you for taking time help make America more prepared for emergencies.
Courtesy of http://www.fema.gov
"Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today."
- Promote NPM: August 28-September 3 Kickoff to National Preparedness Month
- Find resources to promote NPM at: www.ready.gov/september
- Week 2: September 4-10 Preparing Family & Friends
- Week 3: September 11-17 Preparing Through Service
- Honor 9/11 by Getting involved in your community & planning with neighbors.
- Week 4: September 18-24 Individual Preparedness