How can I or my family be prepared for an emergency ?
Everyone should prepare an emergency plan for themselves and their family. Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together. This plan should include who you will contact out of the area should an emergency occur, family emergency numbers, school contacts, an emergency meeting place for the family and local contacts. Other pertinent information specific to you might include medical information, such as chronic conditions, medications that you use regularly and physician / pharmacy phone numbers. Make sure you discuss your plans with your loved ones and give them copies of your plan. There are many free apps for download in the Apple Store and Android Marketplace. More information is available at ReadyChesco

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1. Why are some weather reports for western Chester County different than reports for eastern Chester County?
2. How can I or my family be prepared for an emergency ?
3. How can I obtain information in an emergency ?
4. What does Shelter-in-Place mean ?
5. Where should I go if I'm told to evacuate ?
6. If an evacuation is ordered, what do I do with my pet ?
7. I live within the 10-mile radius of a nuclear power plant; what should I do if the warning siren sounds ?
8. I live within the 10-mile radius of a nuclear power station; how can I get Potassium Iodide (KI) ?
9. Do you have tornado or severe weather sirens ?
10. I received an emergency message on my cell phone; what is it ?
11. I lost power; who should I call ?
12. I lost power; will you give me dry ice ?
13. I'd like to get involved if there is an emergency in my community; how can I help ?
14. How do I share information about my house/business with the emergency responders?
15. How do I get a copy of a 9-1-1 phone call?
16. How do I schedule a meeting room at the Public Safety Training Campus?
17. How do I schedule a tour of the 9-1-1 Center?
18. Where do I find training information?
19. What are the police/fire stations non-emergency phone numbers?
20. Where do I get information about the Juvenile Fire Starters Intervention Program?