Community Preparedness Day Ensures Community is Prepared for Potential Disasters

Monday, April 08, 2013

Mequon, Wis., April 5, 2013 – 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 4, 2013 from 10:00 am to noon, the public is invited to attend Community Preparedness Day at the Mequon Fire Department, 11300 N. Buntrock Avenue, Mequon.

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, fire trucks, police car, ambulance and more! Attendees can also enter a drawing to win a free weather radio.

This event is being sponsored by Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, Ozaukee County Emergency Management, Ozaukee County Public Health Department, and the Office of Justice Assistance.

Community Preparedness Day is being funded in whole or in part with Federal Funds from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, State of Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance and Ozaukee County Emergency Management under Contract No. HS-08/11/18A-9564.

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



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