Emergency Preparedness Education Group

(EPEG)

Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Each disaster has lasting effects on both people and property. When a disaster occurs, we should ask ourselves this simple question… “Were we prepared?”

If a disaster occurs government and disaster-relief organizations will try to help you, but you need to be ready as well. Local responders may not be able to reach you immediately, or they may need to focus their efforts elsewhere. You should know how to respond any disaster that could occur in your area. You should be ready to be self-sufficient for at least three days. This may mean providing for your own shelter, first aid, food, water, and sanitation.

The Emergency Preparedness Education Group (EPEG) was formed to help the people in the Naperville area learn how they can be prepared. Operating under the umbrella of the Citizens Corps Council of Naperville, EPEG offers a free presentation on Preparedness that takes approximately one hour. This program was developed by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. All the trainers have been educated and certified by the DuPage Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

 Are You Ready?

Are You Ready? is FEMA’s guide to individual, family, and community preparedness. Are You Ready? is just one of many resources the Department of Homeland Security provides the citizens of this nation to help them be prepared against all types of hazards.

 The guide covers the following topics:

·      Why Prepare

·      Basic Preparedness

·      Natural Hazards

·      Technological Hazards

·      Terrorism

·      Recovering from Disaster

The EPEG presentation will review the Are You Ready? topics. We will also discuss Emergency Kits, Developing an Emergency Plan, and Sheltering decisions. We will come to your location and make a FREE presentation to your group, organization. Our presentation has been given to Church Groups, Businesses and Scouting Groups. We are providing the free seminar each month at the Alfred Rubin Riverside Community Center.

If your group is interested in a presentation please contact:

Rick Brock, CCCN Emergency Preparedness Education Team,  (630) 305 7000 X 570

Because of the popularity of these classes they are presented each month at the Alfred Rubin Riverside Community Center 305 West Jackson Street, Room 206, Naperville, IL.

The time for the class is 7 PM to 8:30PM.

The classes are free and are filled on a first come, first accepted basis. Since space is limited please call 630 305 7000 X570 to make your reservation.

Please leave your name, phone number and either mention the Emergency Preparedness Class or Rick Brock and you will receive a call confirming your class date selected.

Protect Your Family

·      Get informed

·      Plan for emergencies

·      Assemble a disaster supplies kit

·      Effectively shelter

·      Prepare a safe room

·      Learn guidelines for managing water supplies

·      Learn guidelines for managing food supplies

·      Get your children involved

·      Care for your pets and livestock

Every citizen in this country is part of a national emergency management system that is all about protection – protecting people and property from all types of hazards. Think of the national emergency management system as a pyramid with you, the citizen, forming the base of the structure. At this level, you have a responsibility to protect yourself and your family by knowing what to do before, during, and after an event.