Frederick County emergency preparedness partners, including
the Department of Emergency Preparedness, Health Department, Division of Fire
& Rescue Services and the American Red Cross, unite to remind citizens that
when it is time to set their clocks back one hour due to the end of daylight
saving time on Sunday, November 4, it is time to refresh their emergency supplies.
The basic emergency kit should
contain items such as: water, non-perishable food, flashlight,
battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra batteries, first aid kit,
medications, copies of personal documents and medical information, cell phone with
chargers, family and emergency contact information, emergency blanket and a map
of the area.
Frederick County reminds everyone to refresh their
emergency supplies before a disaster occurs. With winter right around the
corner, add a change of clothing that is seasonally appropriate and have an
emergency kit in the car.
Public safety officials encourage families and businesses
to change the batteries in their smoke alarms if they are equipped with
replaceable batteries and to refresh their emergency supply kit. Make
sure the kit isn’t missing any items and that the food or medications have not
expired. If you don’t have a kit prepared, now is the time to create one.