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2023 Monthly Emergency Preparedness Educational Links
|January: Winter Weather Safety||February: National Burn Awareness Week||March: Flood Safety||April: Tornado Preparedness||May: National Wildfire Month||June: Lightning Safety Awareness Day|
|July: Firework Safety||August: Heat Awareness||September: Family Disaster Planning||October: National Fire Prevention Week||November: Pandemic and Public Health Awareness||December: Wireless Emergency Alerts|
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Under Organizations, click “Add Organizations”
Go to County Organizations
Go to Jefferson County
Select Watertown Dept of Public Health
Enter the required information
Emails will be sent asking for availability as volunteers are needed.
Be Prepared for Winter Weather
A winter storm survival kit is extremely helpful should you become stranded. Consider keeping it in the back seat of your vehicle (in case your trunk jams or is frozen shut). Items to consider include the following:
• Blankets or sleeping bags
• Extra stocking caps, warm socks, gloves/mittens
• Flashlight with extra batteries
• First-aid kit
• Drinking water and high-calorie, non-perishable food (trail mix, energy/protein bars)
• Sand or cat litter for traction
• Cell phone adapter/charger
Essentials For Your Kit
- List of your Emergency Contacts, including a phone number for an out-of-state contact
- Three-day supply of medications, and copies of your prescriptions
- List of personal medical information and medications, including any drug and/or food allergies
- Water- one gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation
- Food (that will not spoil)
- Manual can opener
- Extra batteries (for flashlight, hearing aids, etc.)
- First Aid Kit
- Whistle, horn, beeper or other device to signal for help
- Cell phone with chargers and backup battery
- Photocopy of personal identification (driver’s license, state ID, etc.)
- List of model and serial numbers of any personal assistance equipment (pacemakers, hearing aids, communication devices, scooter, wheelchair, batteries, etc.
- Assistive items needed for eating or drinking (spoons, straws, etc.)
- Pictures of your family/friends to have with you if you must be away from home
- Personal memento/comfort item (stuffed animal, book, etc.)
- Extra pair of glasses or contact lenses (with cleaning solution), and/or other vital personal items
- Small battery-powered radio with extra batteries
- Dust mask
- Protective goggles
- Small amount of cash, including coins for payphones
- Extra set of keys to house, car, etc.
- Personal hygiene and toiletry products
- Moist towelettes and assorted sizes of re-sealable plastic zipper bags (for storing food, waste, etc.)
- Change of clothes including socks and undergarments
- Sleeping bag or warm blankets
- Fire extinguisher
- Paper plates, cups, napkins, and plastic utensils
- Any other items you need on a daily basis
For more information please visit https://www.ready.gov/kit
Maintaining Your Kit
After assembling your kit remember to maintain it so it’s ready when needed:
- Keep canned food in a cool, dry place
- Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers
- Replace expired items as needed
- Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.
Kit Storage Locations
Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work and vehicles.
- Home: Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.
- Work: Be prepared to shelter at work for at least 24 hours. Your work kit should include food, water and other necessities like medicines, as well as comfortable walking shoes, stored in a “grab and go” case.
- Vehicle: In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car.