Nearly every incident in a community (whether natural or man-made, and regardless of size) can impact our health. That’s why it’s important for individuals and families to understand:
It's important to remember that in the wake of a large-scale emergency or disaster, YOU are your own first responder until help arrives.
Understand the Risks: Know the types of hazards in your community, and how to respond to them.
Make a Plan for:
Build a Kit: Keep a 5-7 day supply of water,non-perishable food, medications, and other essentials for home, car, and work.
Stay informed: Be aware of, and sign up for, any warning and/or notification systems available to you.
It's critical to stay informed during an emergency so you can follow instructions and receive the latest instructions from authorities.
Get Involved: Join the Medical Reserve Corps today, and be part of trained response efforts in Dutchess County!