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 Emergency Management

Helpful Emergency Hints for Citizens

From: The EMA Coordinator

RE: Helpful Hints to Citizens

 

Here are a few helpful suggestions for the Citizens of Cogan House. Please try to meet the people who are members of the Emergency Plan. There are numerous listings throughout Cogan House Township which can be viewed or you may obtain a copy of your own by contacting Iva Mae Guillaume at 570-634-2276.

 

To be ready for an emergency that requires quick evacuation from your home you should have a

 Home Emergency Kit containing the following items:

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Water:  A bottle per person
  • Lighter
  • Food:  At least a 72 hour supply of non-perishable food
  • Cell Phone (if one is available)
  • List of medications you would need for a couple of days

 

MOST OF ALL REMEMBER IF YOU NEED HELP-PLEASE DIAL 911 IMMEDIATELY!  DON'T WAIT FOR ANYONE TO COME TO YOU UNLESS YOU HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE. THE WAIT MAY BE VERY LONG AND TOO LATE IF YOU DON'T MAKE THE CALL.

 

In addition to the items listed above the Office of Homeland Security makes the following recommendation for every household in the event of  a prolonged emergency situation.

  1. Emergency Kit of  Supplies:
    • Water:  One gallon per person, per day for drinking and sanitation
    • Food: A three-day supply of non –perishable food.
    • Manual can opener
    • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries.
    • First Aid Kit
    • Moist  towelettes for sanitation.
    • Garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
    • Whistle to signal for help
    • Filter mask or cotton t-shirt to help filter the air
    • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
    • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
    • Unique family needs such as daily prescription medications, infant formula or diapers and important family documents.
  2. Make a Plan for what you will do in an Emergency.
  3. Be informed about what might happen
  4. Gen involved in preparing your community.   Find out how by visiting www.ready.gov or calling 1-800-BE-READY 

 

I hope this information will help you understand my duties to you the citizens of Cogan House. I will continue to work hard and reach out to each and every one of you. Feel free to phone me anytime no matter what the hour of day or night it may be. I'm here 24 hours 7 days a week to serve you.

 

I would like to say that many hours of paperwork and training have gone into the planning of this Emergency Plan for our township. This is not a waste of your tax money or my time.  It's for the protection of the whole community. This will be an ongoing project within my life and I'll do my best to provide the best of services to each and  everyone by continuing with training that will increase my ability to provide better services.  I do want to add that  from time to time there will be expenses for trainings, or materials for the EMA of Cogan House.  These expenses are vital to providing a complete and comprehensive level of protection for this community.

I look forward to serving all of you and if ever a question comes to your mind, feel free to see me about it.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Iva Mae Guillaume

Cogan House Emergency Management Coordinator