Emergency Preparedness and Planning
Being prepared for emergencies is important no matter where you live. In the Greater Helena Area, we should be aware of and prepared to deal with such hazards as house fires, wildfires, earthquakes, power outages, and severe weather. Being proactive is straightforward and makes sense both for caregivers and their children.
Basic protective measures include:
- Assuring physical safety, including (potentially) sheltering or evacuating.
- Developing a family communications plan. Here’s an example.
- Making an emergency supply kit. Here’s an example.
- Learning how to receive emergency alerts and other locally relevant warnings. For Lewis and Clark County residents, register your cell phone to receive alerts or click here for more information.
- During recovery, considering safety as well as mental and physical well-being.
- Wildfires are a real danger in our area. Here’s an easy checklist to help you prepare.
- Winter readiness is a must-do for people in the Greater Helena Area. Are you ready?
Everyone in the family can help prepare, and giving kids the tools they need to feel connected to the process will make them more confident if they ever need to take action.
- Here are two games to help kids feel confident and prepared in an emergency.
- Here are some tools for parents to help engage kids and help them build their sense of security in the process.