An emergency or disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days. Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.
Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages. Include items that you may use every day to live independently such as prescription medicines, diabetic supplies, food for special diets, hearing aids and batteries, durable medical equipment and other assistive technology devices, and consumable medical supplies.
WPFD is now on twitter to help us communicate timely information to the communities we serve. You can come directly to this site (www.wpfirerescue.org) and/or or follow our posts via twitter (twitter name is @westpulaskfd) to get up-to-date info involving major incidents, large weather events, or other needs where we feel timely info can help you plan or react to community news or events.
This won’t be used heavily on most days but this communication channel will become quite active during large weather or emergency events so we can provide timely updates to automatically deliver community updates like road closures, power failure/restoration efforts or impacts to emergency services caused by major events.
Follow us now so you can get those updates when needed!
IF WE CAN’T FIND YOU FAST, THEN MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU FAST
If someone in your home calls 911 for HELP your Fire Department, Police and an Ambulance will respond, but we need your assistance to find you faster!
- Weather conditions are bad and visibility is poor?
- Bushes, vines or weeds grow to hide address numbers?
- Address numbers are low on the post and covered by weeds?
- Brass address numbers on your post do not contrast with the background color and can’t be easily seen?
- Address numbers are on the mailbox, but numbers are covered when flag is pulled down?
- No address numbers near your driveway?
- Address numbers on mailbox are small, obstructed and/or non-reflective?
PLEASE TAKE A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO ENSURE YOUR ADDRESS NUMBERS ARE PROPERLY POSTED AT YOUR HOME!
All of us at West Pulaski Fire Department hope that your celebrations are both fun and safe. Merry Christmas! Have a safe and joyful holiday!