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care-icon2Emergency preparedness creates policies and plans within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Public and private organizations work together to provide training, mitigation preparedness and actual disaster response.

 

cpr trainingEmergency Management Training

Emergency management training educates people about disaster preparedness and for hazards that may impact their area and trains them for basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

The following table provides local emergency management training contacts:

Church/Organization Link Contact Description
Christian Community Presbyterian Church Pastor James Brassard
301-262-6008
Reformed Presbyterian Church rpcb@juno.com
301-218-2452

 

BePreparedDisaster Preparedness

Disaster preparedness concentrates on the mitigation phase of the emergency management cycle. It examines disaster planning on a personal level in developing a disaster plan as well as awareness and attitude during disasters and daily life.

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• One gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation

• Food – at least 3-day supply of non-perishable food

• Battery-powered radio and a NOAA weather radio w/tone alert

• Flashlight (and extra batteries for all battery-operated devices)

• First aid kit

• Whistle to signal for help

• Dust masks, plastic sheeting and duct tape

• Moist towlettes, garbage bags & plastic ties for personal sanitation

• Can opener, screwdriver, wrench and pliers

• Local maps

 

disaster-responseDisaster Response

Disaster response is the second phase of the emergency management cycle. It consists of a number of elements, for example: warning/evacuation, search and rescue, providing immediate assistance, assessing damage, continuing assistance, and the immediate restoration of infrastructure. The aim of disaster response is to maintain life, improve health, and support the morale of the affected population.

The following table provides local disaster response contacts:

Church/Organization Link Contact Description
Christian Community Presbyterian Church Pastor James Brassard
301-262-6008
Mt. Oak Fellowship  MO@mtoak.org
301-249-2230
Donations of time and materials to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
St. Matthew’s UMC drt@stmatthews-bowie.org
301-262-1408

Donations of time and materials to UMCOR

Early response team is prepared for tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, etc.

 

American Red Cross 8fed-disaster-assist

 

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