Emergencies

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Dekalb Emergency Mgt. Agency Survey

The DeKalb Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is re-visiting its five-year All Hazards Mitigation Plan.

Input from citizens is welcomed, as it ensures an accurate depiction of potential dangers faced by residents countywide and how DeKalb can proactively address these issues.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DeKalbHMP_public

 

Neighborhood emergency preparedness inventory

From Carrie Reed for the Lifelong Communities Committee: We never want to think a disaster will strike our neighborhood or at least we hope it won't! However, as our recent ice storms reminded us, it is likely not a question of if, but when.

Whether it is an ice storm, tornado, flooding, or extended power outages, emergency services may not be able to provide immediate support and resources to every neighborhood in need. As neighbors, we should be prepared by knowing what to expect, what to do, and how to come together to help ensure the safety of our families and community.

County unveils "Smart911" system

From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "Smart911 users can create a profile that tells dispatchers details that can be crucial to help emergency responders, such as medical conditions of residents or the layout of a house in case of a fire...." [Read more.]  Also, this just received from the county via email: " I am assisting DeKalb County spread the word about the Smart911 service offered to residents for free. Smart911 allows people to create a Safety Profile that will be visible to 9-1-1 call takers in the event of an emergency call. Citizens create profiles for many reasons. Some want to make sure 9-1-1 knows they have a medical condition or allergy, others want to provide their exact address in case they call from a cell phone. You can also list your vehicle information, emergency contacts and even pets. Are there any opportunities for the Clairmont Heights Civic Association to help us educate residents? You can learn more about Smart911 from yesterday's launch: http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/24841459/dekalb-county-rolling-out-smart911"

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