LCSO Tip of the Week – Prepare, Train, Volunteer

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OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

Sheriff Dennis L. Dotson

225 W. Olive Street

Newport, Oregon 97365

Tel (541) 265-4277

Fax  (541) 265-4926

TIP OF THE WEEK

Date: April 4, 2016

PREPARE – TRAIN – VOLUNTEER

The following tips are found in the 2016 Emergency Management calendar, which can be downloaded here.

Prepare

Personal preparedness increases your ability to recover from a disaster.

  • Learn about risks you are most likely to face in an emergency.
  • Educate your family about the natural disasters that may occur in your location.
  • Create a family disaster plan and emergency kits.
  • Build a kit for each location in which you spend a lot of time, such as one at home, work, and in your car. Also build a larger kit that you can take with you in your vehicle if you need to evacuate that can meet multiple needs.

Train

  • Engage your family by training them on your emergency plan.
  • Pick a date this to test, update your plan and train your family.
  • Do this annually to adjust for changes in work locations, schools, or daycares.

Volunteer

In addition to being personally prepared for an emergency, you can make a real difference by volunteering to help your neighbors and your community.

  • Learn about different types of volunteer opportunities
  • Do you know a lot about radios?
  • Are you a nurse or doctor?
  • Are you a social person who knows everyone in your neighborhood?
  • If you have any of these abilities, skills or knowledge you should consider volunteering.
  • A wide variety of skills are needed. Think about volunteering.
  • For more information about volunteer opportunities please call 541-265-4911.
  • For more information about emergency kits and plans visit www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement/page/emergency-management-links

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