Are you ready to help during an emergency?

September 20, 2016
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County Emergency Manager reminds residents how to prepare for an emergency.

Reno, Nevada. Sept. 19, 2016. September is National Preparedness Month and Washoe County’s Office of Emergency Management is reminding residents what to do to prepare for disasters and emergencies.

Each week in September, Washoe County is distributing tips to help people prepare by making emergency plans, getting involved, assembling emergency kits and staying informed.

Preparedness Tip #1: Get Involved: Being prepared is more than preparing your friends and family.  There are services available to help the community and different volunteer groups so you can help the community during a disaster.

  • Washoe County Animal Services
  • Washoe County Community Emergency Response Team
  • Washoe County Medical Reserve Corps
  • American Red Cross of Northern Nevada

Do you know your neighbors?

Regardless of the type of emergency you may face or where you live, it’s important to know your neighbors. Here’s why:

  • Emergency response teams may be delayed
  • Your neighbors may be the first ones who can help
  • They know where you live and will have a better idea of what you might need

Click here to read the full announcement