Emergency Management to Provide Daily Preparedness Tips During September


Aug. 28, 2008

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The Office of Emergency Management will provide a preparedness tip of the day to county residents during September, National Preparedness Month. The tips, each weekday, will be delivered by RSS – residents are encouraged to subscribe to the “Emergency News and Information” feed via their favorite RSS reader. The tips also will be featured daily on the county’s emergency information Web page.

Tips range from water storage to pet preparedness and Citizen Corps volunteering to helping children cope with emergencies. These tips will not only encourage and empower residents to prepare themselves and their families, but also their communities and workplaces.

Preparing for emergencies can be an overwhelming and frightening concept, but by breaking the process down into the tip of the day, residents will be able to prepare themselves by taking simple steps. For those needing more guidance, emergency managers are available to give presentations on emergency preparedness to homeowner’s associations, civic groups, businesses, faith communities and other organizations.    

September 2008 marks the fifth annual National Preparedness Month, a time to focus on emergency preparedness and to encourage residents to take four important preparedness steps:

  • Get an emergency supply kit.
  • Make a family emergency plan.
  • Be informed about the types of emergencies that could happen where you live.
  • Get involved in preparing your community.

To subscribe to the emergency RSS feed, right click on the orange RSS icon on the feed’s Web page and select “Copy Shortcut,” then paste the address into a RSS reader of your choice. If the RSS icon RSS appears in the URL or address bar of your Web browser, you can click the icon to bookmark the feed.

For more information about emergency preparedness, call the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management at 571-350-1000, TTY 711. Emergency information and each day’s preparedness tip also may be found online.

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Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
publicaffairs@fairfaxcounty.gov

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.


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