Preparedness Tips

December 2017 - Prepare In a Year

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Bucket With A Bow

Consider purchasing emergency kit items for your loved ones this holiday season. Our Bucket List has items for you to have in a grab and go kit, car kit and home kit. 
Items that make great gifts are:

- NOAA All Hazard radios  provides unique notifications for local areas. Be sure to purchase radios with SAME technology and states it is All Hazard. 
- Buckets can be difficult for some to open, purchasing a screw on lid is very handy, practical and not expensive.
- Headlamps, keeps your hands free for doing other tasks easily. 
- Items for those with functional and cognitive needs are located in a preparedness book for independent living

Our Monthly Preparedness Tips for 2017 have encouraged you to "Prepare In A Year". Have you taken any actions to be better prepared this past year?  We would love to hear about your success, go to our Facebook page ( ) and share your preparedness story under our Dec 1 post about Monthly Preparedness Tips. Hearing how Pierce County residents and county employees improve their resiliency provides us valuable tips and ideas to share with others.

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Be Winter Wise

Pierce County is gearing up for winter weather, and you should do the same. Pierce County Emergency Management encourages you to take time now to create emergency kits for your home, car and workplace. You should also create a family plan to identify an out-of-state emergency contact, where you will meet if your family is separated, etc. Pierce County Planning and Public Works plays an important role in responding to winter weather. The department responds to roadway flooding, river flooding, windstorms and snow and ice events. It also manages storm cleanup. BE ‘WINTERWISE’ At winterwise, you can learn about response efforts during winter weather, how to stay informed and how to prepare now for inclement weather or an emergency.

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Pierce County ALERT

The county cannot send an emergency message to your cell phone via text or voice if you have not registered your cell phone. 

Preparedness Academy - 2018

Class offerings for 2018 will be posted in January. Thanks to all who attended Disaster First Aid, Psychological First Aid, and Communications /Radios this past year.
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Updated Bucket List

Check out the cool graphic of the bucket list posted on our website or a downloadable version at . 
The new info-graphic look is spreading across Washington State! Seattle, Spokane and Washington State Emergency Management all have a similar brochure with info graphics. 
Emergency Management offices across the state are sharing documents, brochures and programs to share the wealth of good ideas and support jurisdictions with smaller staff and budgets. 

Citizen Corp

Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County - Meeting

Are you interested in volunteering?    
More information at CCC-PC.

Meetings are held first Thursday every even-numbered month.  
Location Pierce County EOC 2501 South 35th St, Tacoma

What is PC-NET?

Pierce County Neighborhood Emergency Teams
) provides neighbors with information and tools necessary to work together for an effective response following emergencies and disasters. Professional responders will not be available to assist your neighborhood after a major disaster—you become the first responder. If individuals and their neighbors are prepared to mutually assist one another, lives can be saved and property can be spared.

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Pierce County Department of Emergency Management regularly posts education information on our Facebook. Please like us, share the information with your friends and networks. 

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