Lamont County coordinates and maintains 9-1-1 emergency response services such as fire response services, ambulance services, and protective services. An emergency can be any type of incident where injury to people or property may occur. Examples of an emergency can be accidents with injuries, fires of any kind, medical emergencies, and any crime that is in progress.
In the midst of rushing through everyday life, it’s important to take a minute or two to prepare for emergencies. Being prepared helps you and your family minimize the impact of a disaster such as a winter storm or an emergency such as a broken leg. The best way to make your family and your home safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes.
Get a Kit
- Prepare or purchase a first aid kit and show each member of the family where it is located and how to use it.
- Have at least one fire extinguisher in your house hold. Don’t forget to get your fire extinguisher inspected at least once a year.
- Build a disaster supplies kit that includes enough supplies for each family member for three days. Remember to check your kit every six months.
Make a Plan
Make a family communications plan that includes an evacuation plan and coordinates with your school, work and community communication plans. Practice this plan with your entire family.
- Know what may happen and how you can help.
- Learn what disasters or emergencies may occur where you live, work and play and how they can affect you, your family and community.
- Identify how authorities will notify you and how you will get important information.
- Take the time to get trained in CPR and basic first aid.