domingo, abril 14

Yuma Fire Department wants the community to know September is National Preparedness Month

YUMA, Arizona.- Every year hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, wild fires, etc. cause deaths, injuries and billions in property damage in our country and others, said Mike Erfert, Public Information Officer for the Yuma Fire Department, that reminds September is National Preparedness Month.
In a press release, he said that we have had an active Monsoon Season so far, and the season runs thru the end of September. We still have that potential for severe storms, and wild fires are always a concern around our state.
Erfert said these are all good reminders that we need to be prepared.
Disasters happen every day. It is just the size that varies. Some are small scale (like car crashes) affecting only a few people, or they could be neighborhood or community wide (power outages, storm damage, etc.). How prepared are you? Do you have a plan? Do you have a 72-Hour kit? Have you taken the time to be trained in CPR, Bleeding Control, general First Aid, or other forms of Emergency Preparedness? Think about your personal emergency plans now, because during the emergency is not the time for preparation.
You can also download and fill out your own Family Disaster Plan and Personal Survival Guide at:
If you, or a group you belong to, would like to set up a class about Emergency Preparedness, or if you just want more information, contact the Yuma Fire Department Public Information Office at 373-4855, you can also “Follow” YFD at or “Like” the City of Yuma Fire Department Facebook page.