Sep 2, 2009

Is Our Community Prepared? Do More Than Cross Your Fingers

Welcome to September and National Preparedness Month!

Are our local communities prepared? What is your community doing to be prepared? Do more than cross your fingers.

Click HERE to read about CERN, the Community Emergency Response Network right here in Howard County.

CERN's mission is to spearhead the development of a community-wide disaster response plan to ensure optimum preparedness in the event of a terrorist attack or major natural emergency. This unique community readiness program was initiated after the events of September 11, as a partnership between the Horizon Foundation, the County government, and key community agencies in Howard County. The effort supports government disaster planning through coordination of the emergency plans and resources of participating members. CERN functions include planning, a high level of inter-agency coordination, the development of tabletop exercises, disaster plan review, shelter planning and communications enhancement.

Here's one way that the Savage community could get prepared. Click HERE.

Also click HERE to read the SAFESchools pamphet provided by the Howard County School System.

More preparedness information regarding hurricanes and flu on the CERN website.

"Any community that fails to prepare, with the expectation that the federal government will come to the rescue, will be tragically wrong." Michael Leavitt, [former] Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services

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