Community Preparedness Day - May 5th, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Community Preparedness Day
Ensures Community is Prepared for Potential Disasters

Grafton, Wis., April 13, 2012 – Whether it’s a tornado, wild fire, winter storm or power outage, it’s important to have the information and tools necessary before, during and after a disaster or emergency occurs. To help individuals and families be fully prepared for any type of emergency, on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, the public is invited to attend Community Preparedness Day at the Grafton Public Library, 1620 11th Avenue, Grafton.

Participants in attendance will build emergency kits* with donated supplies, develop a family emergency plan and learn about local, regional and state resources. In addition, the public will have an opportunity to view the Ozaukee County incident command vehicle, triage trailer, fire trucks, police car, ambulance, and more!

This event is being sponsored by Aurora Medical Center – Grafton, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, Ozaukee County Emergency Management, Ozaukee County Public Health Department and the Southeastern Wisconsin Communities and Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD).

Community Preparedness Day is being funded in whole or in part with Federal Funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human services, under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00005C with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

*Emergency kits are limited to the first 100 families, one kit per family.

For more information contact:

Kathleen Schmitz, Columbia St. Mary's at (414) 270-4815 or

Myrle Croasdale, Aurora Health Care at (414) 299-1691



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