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This year, give your friends and family the gift of health. Jefferson County Public Health has five healthy, fun and unique gift ideas for you to consider.
Caring, Sharing, and Preparing this Holiday Season
Most of us don’t have a preparedness kit, although all of us should have one. Tornadoes, earthquakes, wild fires, and other emergencies strike with little or no warning so an emergency preparedness kit might be the perfect gift for someone on your list this year. And, it just might save a life.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared 45 major disasters and 16 emergencies this year alone. People from Alaska to Florida and everywhere in between have faced disasters, many with little or no warning. Help those you love by giving them the gift of preparedness.
Being prepared for an emergency doesn’t have to cost anything either. It can start with a conversation. When the family is together, take a few minutes to talk about preparedness and share ways that everyone can stay safe and healthy during an emergency or natural disaster. For example, choose a meeting place, or discuss especially how everyone will get in touch if an emergency hits. Whether you’re thinking of buying something for a loved one’s preparedness kit or just talking with them about how they could be better prepared, check out some tips from CDC and the Red Cross that will help you stock a preparedness kit, make a plan and stay informed. Or check out thebReddi and other preparedness apps on Facebook. At Jefferson County Public Health, Our Emergency Preparedness and Response staff is here to serve the public health needs of the community before, during and after an event. Emergency Preparedness involves the resources of public health, emergency response teams, law enforcement, community members and our dedicated volunteers. The Jefferson County Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response website is your resource for information, planning and response needs.
December 7, 2016
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