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Posted on: August 29, 2011

[ARCHIVED] A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare.

This September marks the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In a new public service announcement, Stevens Point Fire Chief Tracey Kujawa and other members of the SPFD urge people to prepare for future disasters and emergencies.

This September marks the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In a new public service announcement, First Responders from around Wisconsin urge individuals and families to remember the 9/11 victims and honor them by preparing for future disasters and emergencies. Stevens Point Fire Chief Tracey Kujawa and other members of the department are featured in the PSA, which will air on TV stations across the state in September. The public service announcement is produced by Wisconsin Emergency Management through its program, ReadyWisconsin. The PSA is part of a statewide campaign this September called “A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare.”

“When disaster strikes, the time to prepare has passed,” says Kujawa. “We are all responsible for what happens to us and need to be self reliant and prepared so we can act in the event of a disaster. Remember - Preparedness is the antidote to panic.”

Preparing for emergency events requires individuals and families to be self reliant for up to three days without utilities and electricity, water service, access to a supermarket or local services, or maybe even without response from police, fire or rescue. Preparing can start with three important steps: Get an emergency supply kit; Make a plan for what to do in an emergency; Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your community, and identify sources of information that will be helpful before, during and after an emergency.

Chief Kujawa also asks everyone to visit the ReadyWisconsin website for more information. You can also sign up for a chance to win an emergency kit.

Visit ReadyWisconsin.gov
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