When a disaster strikes, it’s too late to plan. Being prepared means planning ahead of time for you and your family. Regularly discuss the plan with your family, and update the plan as needs or circumstances change.
A very simple disaster kit can mean basic survival items when you need them the most. Your kit can be assembled quickly and inexpensively, easily stored and always ready to grab and use on a moment’s notice.
Your kit should include:
Tune in to local media stations for the latest updates and take advantage of official agency platforms on social media outlets to stay connected both before and especially during a disaster. Follow OEM on Facebook and Twitter for emergency information.
Become involved and stay up to date with what’s going on in your community. Take advantage of local training opportunities such as CERT and learn CPR and basic life-saving skills. Be aware of your surroundings and get to know your neighbors.
The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program along with community stakeholders strives to be a national model of best practices in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery against high-impact events to reduce loss of life, damage to property and harm to the environment. The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program promotes enhanced regionalization of emergency management across southwest Missouri.
Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays). A staff member assigned as Duty Officer maintains an on-call, 24/7 status.