Emergency Preparedness is like some forms of insurance. You might put off getting it because you don’t need it immediately, but once you need it, it’s too late to get it. If we are honest with ourselves, most of us admit that we procrastinate sometimes. Have you ever gone to buy a snow shovel when the flakes are already falling?
Emergency Preparedness might seem like extreme behavior, but we are not talking about an end of the world scenario, just the routine emergencies and disasters that we all face from time to time. It’s not a matter of being paranoid, it’s a matter of accepting that sometimes things happen that are outside of our control and that we will need to take extra measures and precautions to ensure our safety and well being.
Emergencies can be personal like a home fire or auto accident, they could affect your neighborhood such as a water main break or chemical spill, or they could affect the whole city like when we have an ice storm or heat wave. Some emergencies can affect the entire nation like the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
We can’t predict the next disaster, but we can prepare. Taking the time now to consider the different types of emergencies you face and creating a plan that will guide your actions, gathering supplies, and staying informed, like signing up with AlertKC, can make a difference. We want you and your family to be safe.
Please visit the tabs at the top of this page to learn more about preparing personally, as a business, and check out the free services that we offer to assist you in your preparedness efforts.