Be ready for emergencies

If a huge disaster hits, would you know what to do before emergency responders?
“We want residents to know what they can do to ready themselves,” said Tacoma deputy fire chief Tory Green.
According to, the federal government’s official preparedness website, there are three key things to do to prepare for an emergency. The first is keeping enough emergency supplies on hand for you and those in your care. Water, non-perishable food, first aid, prescriptions, flashlight, and a battery-powered radio are all good things.
The next thing you should do is make a plan. Be sure to discuss, agree on, and document an emergency plan with those in your care.
The third thing is be informed. Information is available from state and local resources.
Pierce County Neighborhood Emergency Teams, through free training and information, help neighbors organize responses to emergencies. More information is available at 253-798-6598.