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September is National Preparedness Month

h1font size5Focus on Fire Safety Emergency Preparednessfonth1pfont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifDisaster preparedness became a renewed priority for our Nation as a direct response to the devastation of the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001. Following the tragedies of that day government at all levels has worked more closely with civic and private sector organizations and the public to prepare for emergencies. Americans need to become fully aware trained and practiced on how to respond to potential threats and hazards.fontppfont size2font faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifstrongPreparedness starts with YOUstrong Everyone shouldfontfontpol lifont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifa titlehttplinks.govdelivery.comtracktypeclickampenidbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE0NTE5MjgmbWVzc2FnZWlkPVBSRC1CVUwtMTQ1MTkyOCZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTEyNzY2NzIzOTgmZW1haWxpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JnVzZXJpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiYampampamp102ampampamphttpwww.ready.govamericagetakitindex.html hrefhttplinks.govdelivery.comtracktypeclickampenidbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE0NTE5MjgmbWVzc2FnZWlkPVBSRC1CVUwtMTQ1MTkyOCZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTEyNzY2NzIzOTgmZW1haWxpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JnVzZXJpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiYampampamp102ampampamphttpwww.ready.govamericagetakitindex.htmlHave an emergency supply kita.fontli lifont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifa titlehttplinks.govdelivery.comtracktypeclickampenidbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE0NTE5MjgmbWVzc2FnZWlkPVBSRC1CVUwtMTQ1MTkyOCZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTEyNzY2NzIzOTgmZW1haWxpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JnVzZXJpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiYampampamp103ampampamphttpwww.ready.govamericamakeaplanindex.html hrefhttplinks.govdelivery.comtracktypeclickampenidbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE0NTE5MjgmbWVzc2FnZWlkPVBSRC1CVUwtMTQ1MTkyOCZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTEyNzY2NzIzOTgmZW1haWxpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JnVzZXJpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiYampampamp103ampampamphttpwww.ready.govamericamakeaplanindex.htmlMake a family escape plana.fontli lifont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifa titlehttplinks.govdelivery.comtracktypeclickampenidbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE0NTE5MjgmbWVzc2FnZWlkPVBSRC1CVUwtMTQ1MTkyOCZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTEyNzY2NzIzOTgmZW1haWxpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JnVzZXJpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiYampampamp104ampampamphttpwww.ready.govamericabeinformedindex.html hrefhttplinks.govdelivery.comtracktypeclickampenidbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE0NTE5MjgmbWVzc2FnZWlkPVBSRC1CVUwtMTQ1MTkyOCZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTEyNzY2NzIzOTgmZW1haWxpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JnVzZXJpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiYampampamp104ampampamphttpwww.ready.govamericabeinformedindex.htmlBe informed about the types of emergenciesa that can happen in your community and how your family will respond.fontliolpfont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifEach persons needs and abilities are unique but every individual can take important steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies ndash including fire emergencies – and put plans in place.fontph2font size4Prepare for a Fire Emergencyfonth2pfont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifIn less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for a house to fill with thick black smoke and become engulfed in flames. By preparing for a fire emergency you can greatly reduce your chances of becoming a fire casualty.fontpul lifont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifa titlehttplinks.govdelivery.comtracktypeclickampenidbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE0NTE5MjgmbWVzc2FnZWlkPVBSRC1CVUwtMTQ1MTkyOCZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTEyNzY2NzIzOTgmZW1haWxpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JnVzZXJpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiYampampamp105ampampamphttpwww.usfa.dhs.govcampaignssmokealarmsalarmsindex.shtm hrefhttplinks.govdelivery.comtracktypeclickampenidbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE0NTE5MjgmbWVzc2FnZWlkPVBSRC1CVUwtMTQ1MTkyOCZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTEyNzY2NzIzOTgmZW1haWxpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JnVzZXJpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiYampampamp105ampampamphttpwww.usfa.dhs.govcampaignssmokealarmsalarmsindex.shtmInstall smoke alarmsa on every level of your home including the basement. For extra safety install smoke alarms both inside and outside sleeping areas.fontli lifont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifTest your smoke alarms once a month and change the batteries at least once a year.fontli lifont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifReplace smoke alarms every 8-10 years or as the manufacturer guidelines recommend.fontli lifont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifa titlehttplinks.govdelivery.comtracktypeclickampenidbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE0NTE5MjgmbWVzc2FnZWlkPVBSRC1CVUwtMTQ1MTkyOCZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTEyNzY2NzIzOTgmZW1haWxpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JnVzZXJpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiYampampamp106ampampamphttpwww.usfa.dhs.govcampaignssmokealarmsescapeplansindex.shtm hrefhttplinks.govdelivery.comtracktypeclickampenidbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE0NTE5MjgmbWVzc2FnZWlkPVBSRC1CVUwtMTQ1MTkyOCZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTEyNzY2NzIzOTgmZW1haWxpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JnVzZXJpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiYampampamp106ampampamphttpwww.usfa.dhs.govcampaignssmokealarmsescapeplansindex.shtmPlan your escape from firea. The best plans have two ways to get out of each room.fontli lifont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifPractice fire escape plans several times a year. Practice feeling your way out of the house in the dark or with your eyes closed.fontli lifont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifPurchase only collapsible escape ladders evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratory UL.fontli lifont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifCheck that windows are not stuck screens can be taken out quickly and that security bars can be properly opened.fontli lifont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifMake sure everyone in your family understands and practices how to properly operate and open locked or barred doors and windows.fontli lifont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifa titlehttplinks.govdelivery.comtracktypeclickampenidbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE0NTE5MjgmbWVzc2FnZWlkPVBSRC1CVUwtMTQ1MTkyOCZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTEyNzY2NzIzOTgmZW1haWxpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JnVzZXJpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiYampampamp107ampampamphttpwww.usfa.dhs.govcitizenshomefireprevsprinklers hrefhttplinks.govdelivery.comtracktypeclickampenidbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE0NTE5MjgmbWVzc2FnZWlkPVBSRC1CVUwtMTQ1MTkyOCZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTEyNzY2NzIzOTgmZW1haWxpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JnVzZXJpZD1hc3N0LmNoaWVmNTAzQHZlcml6b24ubmV0JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiYampampamp107ampampamphttpwww.usfa.dhs.govcitizenshomefireprevsprinklersConsider installing residential fire sprinklers in your homea.fontliulpfont size2 faceverdanaarialhelveticasans-serifContactnbspthe HawthornenbspFire Departmentnbspat 973-423-5550nbspif you need help or have questions about fire safety in your home.fontp