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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Thursday September 7th, 2017 :: 09:00 a.m. EDT

September is National Preparedness Month, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” Weekly tips to help you prepare!

As part of National Preparedness Month, the South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management is sending out weekly preparedness plans and links. This week’s plans are focused on “Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community”.

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management offers the following recommendations and links to help you better prepare.

  1. Learn skills you need to help yourself and others until help can arrive. Take Until Help Arrives training
  2. Check on your neighbors
  3. Talk with your Power Company about utility safety
  4. On National Prepareathon Day, Friday, September 15th, hold an event.
  5. Joining a local CERT program is a great way to give back.  Find a team near you and volunteer today!
  6. Don’t wait until the next emergency to get involved, start today:
  7. Did you know? FEMA’s has online training to get your community prepared.  Take them today:
  8. Almost half of all Americans expect to rely on their neighbors after a disaster.  Plan today:
  9. PrepareAthon can help your community discover activities to keep you and your neighbors safe:
  10. Your neighbor may have to rely on you during an emergency.  Will you be ready:
  11. Do you know what to do when an emergency happens? Learn the 5 key actions you can take to save a life Until Help Arrives here: 
  12. Take a first aid and CPR class with your local Red Cross chapter:
  13. Knowing how to shut off utilities like gas, water, and electricity is key after a disaster.  For more info:
  14. If you don’t know where the shut-off valves for water/gas/electricity are, call your utility company and ask for someone to show you.
  15. Keep contact information for your utility companies on hand in case you have to report an emergency like a gas leak.
  16. Natural gas leaks can cause fires following disasters.  Learn how to shut off your meter by contacting your local gas company. 
Take the time this week to make a plan to help your neighbor and community if a disaster occurs.  Additional preparedness tips will be sent out next week.  #Natlprep #PlanAhead

South Brunswick Twp Police Department
540 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-329-4646

Detective Dennis Yuhasz

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