An Emergency Preparedness Seminar will be held Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Fincastle Library.
We can’t predict emergencies, but we can prepare for them! Is your family ready for the next hurricane, power outage, ice storm, or auto breakdown? Large or small, we need to be prepared for the unexpected. Bring a neighbor and come out to the Fincastle Library community room and learn something about emergency preparedness.
We’ll have preparedness literature and lots of information to help you get ready. This is an introductory meeting to get you thinking and planning, and we’ll cover:
Why prepare? What are the areas of preparedness?
The three day pack and go-bag (with a demonstration go-bag)
Food storage and ready to eat foods (with a sample food tasting)
Communications without cell phones (with a ham radio demonstration)
Further seminars are planned, including classes on food preservation, canning, first aid, solar power, etc. You’ve been thinking about being better prepared, haven’t you? Now’s your chance!
“Our nation’s emergency managers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMT/paramedics, and other emergency responders do an incredible job of keeping us safe, but they cannot do it alone. We must all embrace our personal responsibility to be prepared – in doing so, we contribute to the safety and security of our communities as well.” — from FEMA web
– Submitted by Hank Wallace