September is National Preparedness Month!
August 31, 2015
The Department of Health in Dixie County will be partnering with our local Emergency Management to promote and encourage National “Preparedness” Month.
Below is a list of activities we have planned for our staff and community.
Week #1 August 31-September 4, 2015
Personal Preparedness & Flooding
DOH to host the Surgeon General/Secretary of Health @ the Dixie County Board of County Commission meeting on September 3rd. DOH will be presenting a slideshow to highlight the importance of collaborating with community partners such as EM. We will showcase our recent team efforts in the Dixie County Flooding event.
Week #2 September 7-11, 2015
Education & Training
- Highlight importance on personal preparedness and encourage staff to make a plan for family and pets. (Post on Social Media Sites and Department Websites, etc.)
- EM Chief & Preparedness Planner to offer assistance/guidance to staff on how to complete an emergency plan.
Week #3 September 14-18, 2015
Emergency Preparedness Kits & Hurricanes
Visit Local Schools and do a presentation on the importance of having an emergency plan and emergency preparedness kit.
Week #4 September 21-25, 2015
PreparAthon and Power Outages
- Visit Nursing Homes and promote and encourage Special Needs Registry.
- Promote “healthy” emergency food by providing a healthy emergency food checklist to employees/staff.
Week #5 September 28-30, 2015
ARE YOU PREPARED?
“Preparedness Ready means a healthy plan for yourself, the family, kids and pets too! Its’ that simple!”