(Washington, DC) - In the final days of 2010, the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) wants to make certain everyone in the District of Columbia is prepared for emergencies. Today, through Thursday, Director Millicent West, along with dedicated staff from the Outreach and Operations Divisions of the Agency will be going door-to-door delivering preparedness information and supplies to residents and businesses here in the District.
Over the next three days HSEMA staff will distribute over 20,000 pieces of emergency preparedness educational information and supplies. The goal is to make deliveries to all eight Wards in the city. Director West indicates that, "This outreach effort demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that we create a culture of preparedness in the District as we share our message to every neighborhoods today and everyday in the coming year."
Be on the look out! If you see Director West or any HSEMA staffers in your neighborhood over the next three days, please don’t be shy! Say hello and share unique information about the characteristics of your community. If you can name any of the 18 major hazards that we can experience in the city, you will receive a special prize – so, be wise! And, if we miss you this time, please don't hesitate to contact HSEMA right away so that you too can receive your personal delivery.
If you need emergency preparedness materials or want to help spread the emergency preparedness message please contact Kim McCall, Outreach and Community Engagement Director at [email protected] or (202) 481-3015.
We stand ready to serve you!
The mission of the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency is to support and coordinate homeland security and emergency management efforts, ensuring that the District of Columbia’s all-hazards emergency operations are prepared to protect against, plan for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made hazards.
Visit www.hsema.dc.gov to learn more about emergency preparedness. Make a plan. Make a go-kit.BE READY!