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Planning for Emergencies

Emergency planning is essential for individuals, businesses and government entities.  A key step in the development of emergency plans is a review of the risks or hazards that may cause a disaster or emergency.  While the causes of emergencies may vary, the effects – need to evacuate an area, property damage, loss of public services – will often be same.

Planning with all community partners - emergency services (fire, ems, law enforcement), public works, public health, hospitals and medical facilities, schools, utilities, private sector businesses and non-governmental entities ( i.e. Salvation Army, American Red Cross, ) – provides a framework to effectively share capabilities and resources.   The process of planning is just as important as the plan by promoting communication between planning partners and a unity of effort.

Preparing and planning for emergencies is the responsibility of everyone.  Create a plan for your family or business today.  See the Quick Links for more information.