Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Get Ready for Anything

Hillsboro Fire Department Station 3 hosted a video shoot for Intel to produce a podcast on emergency preparedness. The video is for the company’s employees as a reminder to create an emergency kit at home to be prepared to live without external services (electricity, water, natural gas, etc.) for 72 hours to seven days in the event of an area-wide disaster. Scott Stewart and Maru Kramer from Environmental Health and Safety Division in Corporate Services interviewed Randy Dodds, Oregon Corporate Services Facilities and Services Team Emergency Manager. They shot the video on a cell phone and will edit in video of our firefighters responding to emergencies.

This is an excellent reminder for us all to check our emergency kits to see if we have water, food, necessary medicine, flashlights, battery-operated radio and the myriad of items you might need if all normal services are cut off.
Here is a link to additional materials on being prepared for emergencies:

And, don’t forget about Hillsboro CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training.

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