BE INFORMED. MAKE A PLAN. BUILD A KIT. GET INVOLVED

Posted by Joey Jamison on Tue, Jan, 23, 2018 @ 16:01:33 PM

Emergencies, by definition, leave little to no time to react. The increased threat of terrorism and naturally occurring disasters demonstrates the need for our college community to be prepared for any emergencies.

To help prepare the college community for all hazards, the Office of Emergency Management encourages everyone to – Be informed. Make a plan. Build a kit. Get involved. The OEM’s campaign expands the national Ready campaign to provide targeted information to support the unique needs of our college community.

An emergency kit ensures your family has what you need during an emergency. Your kit should include supplies for a minimum of three days, whether you have temporarily shelter-in-place, evacuate or move to a shelter or designated safe haven. See https://www.ready.gov/ for a list of supplies for your kit, or you can assemble supplies in smaller steps using the shopping list provided with our blog posts each month. Check them off as you gather them.

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A Family Emergency Plan ensures everyone in your family understands what to do, where to go and 

what to take in the event of an emergency.

Stay informed about potential threats in your area, and get involved in preparing your community.

Each month we will offer tips on how to – Be informed. Make a plan. Build a kit. Get involved.

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Eagles Fly Together. This underlying compassion creates an attitude that we are in this together. Instituting emergency preparedness and education programs such as our BE HCCREADY PDI helps prepare the entire College Community; and a prepared community saves lives.

Joey Jamison is district emergency management coordinator in the Office of Emergency Management at Hinds Community College.