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By Chris Alexander
Fire Chief 

Prepared, not scared l Fire Sirens

 

September 18, 2019



September is National Preparedness Month (www.ready.gov/september), a time for everyone to consider and revisit their ability to care for themselves after a disaster.

As we watch the pictures come in from Hurricane Dorian’s damage, we get an idea of the level of destruction that a major earthquake would cause here. Buildings destroyed. Roads blocked. Bridges damaged. Water where there used to be dry ground. Utilities cut off. In our case, add in landslides.

When disaster strikes, there are a finite number of police, fire, and public works professionals on duty. It will take time to op...



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