Emergency Preparedness / Bio-Terrorism
Emergency preparedness should always be considered for any unexpected event. There are steps you can take to prepare you and your family should an emergency arise. Preparing for an emergency can reassure you and your family that a measure of control is in place even in the face of such events.
What you can do:
- It is important to develop a disaster/emergency preparedness plan with your family.
- Create an emergency communications plan. Choose an out-of-town contact your family or household will call or e-mail to check on each other should a disaster occur.
- Establish meeting places. Having predetermined meeting places away from your home will save time and minimize confusion should your home be affected or the area evacuated.
Assemble disaster supplies or 72 hour emergency preparedness kit.
Don’t wait until disaster strikes to realize the benefits of a good emergency preparedness plan. Begin gathering the items you will need and going over your plan with all family members, at regular intervals.
For more information call 217-535-3100.
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Medical Reserve Corps
The Medical Reserve Corps is a national network of local groups of volunteers engaging local communities to strengthen public health, reduce vulnerability, build resilience, and improve preparedness, response and recovery capabilities.