September is National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and a good reminder that we all have a responsibility to protect ourselves, our families and our communities. Emergencies will happen, but taking action now can help us minimize the impact they will have on our lives.Disasters not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes.
As an employer in your community, having a business continuity plan or Emergency Ready Profile can help protect your company, its employees, and its infrastructure, and maximizes your chances of recovery after an emergency or disaster.
You can start by taking these simple steps:
- Be informed. Know the hazards and risks in your area, and learn what you need to do to get ready for them.
- Make a emergency plan, so you know how you would communicate with and find your loved ones if a disaster hits.
- Build an emergency supply kit - both at home and in the car - that includes water, food, and first aid supplies to help you survive if you lost power or get stranded in your car.
- Get Involved - safety and emergency preparedness. Most communities have established emergency procedures and participate in activities planned to communicate those procedures.
It is helpful to know the types of disasters that are likely to occur in your area and know just how authorities will notify you during a disaster. Know the differences between the various weather alerts as well so you know which actions to take. Your community can change in an instant when an emergency occurs so brushing up on first aid and CPR would be beneficial for you and your love ones.
If a natural disaster does occur, SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon will be there to clean up the mess and restore your home. Whether it be flood, mold, or fire, SERVPRO will make it like it never happened.
Call us at (781) 341-1946