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Tennessee Homeland Security recognizes local Responders

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County – As part of National Preparedness Month, the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security recognizes some of Tennessee’s most courageous and dedicated first responders from each Homeland Security District at a ceremony earlier this month in Nashville Tennessee.

(L to R) Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services Lt. Dustin Haas and Clarksville Police Officer Coz Minetos.

(L to R) Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services Lt. Dustin Haas and Clarksville Police Officer Coz Minetos.

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Help communities prepare for emergencies by donating blood to the Red Cross

 

Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give during National Preparedness Month

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month this September.

Becoming a regular blood donor is one way to help ensure communities are prepared for any emergency, including those where blood transfusions are needed. The Red Cross also encourages the public to get prepared by making a disaster plan for their homes or work places.

The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldiers give blood in support of the local Red Cross. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldiers give blood in support of the local Red Cross. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

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Clarksville Emergency Preparedness Fair September 21st

 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day SaintsClarksville, TN – Did you know that September 2013 marks the tenth annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

National Preparedness Month is designed to encourage people to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. Whether it’s September or any other month of the year, disaster can strike at any time without warning.

Intersection of Riverside Drive and Crossland Avenue during the flood of 2010.

Intersection of Riverside Drive and Crossland Avenue during the flood of 2010.

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American Red Cross Urges Households to Prepare for Emergencies

 

Developing an Emergency Plan is the First Step

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – Disasters can strike quickly and often without warning. During National Preparedness Month, the American Red Cross, Two Rivers Chapter, encourages all households to get ready for the next emergency or disaster.

“Having a game plan in place is essential for all households so everyone knows what they should do when an emergency occurs,” said Julie Campos, Chapter Executive, Two Rivers Chapter. “National Preparedness Month is a perfect time for Tennessee area residents to create or update their plan.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security encourages Citizens to prepare for Man-Made Disasters, potential Terrorist Attacks

 

September Marks National Preparedness Month

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The beginning of September marks the start of National Preparedness Month. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security encourages Tennesseans to use this month to prepare for both natural and man-made disasters, such as potential terrorists attacks. This year’s preparedness month theme is “You Can Be the Hero.”

“As we near the 12-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, we still remember the heroic acts of first responders and citizens on that day. We witnessed that same heroism earlier this year during the Boston Marathon,” Commissioner Gibbons said. “We know from experience that terrorism is a real part of our lives today, and an attack can happen suddenly and without warning. It’s important for citizens to become as prepared as possible for terrorist hazards and ‘be the hero’ in their homes, communities and state,” he added. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health asks, “Are You Prepared for Emergency Unknowns?”

 

September is National Preparedness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Have a Plan. Have a Kit. With September designated as National Preparedness Month, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency are urging residents to plan now for what they would need to do in a disaster, and to have a kit of materials to take care of themselves and their families.

TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, and TEMA Director James Bassham will be taking their “Have a Plan; Have a Kit” message across the state throughout September as they promote the importance of emergency preparedness. «Read the rest of this article»

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Department of Health Encourages Residents to ready for Emergencies

 

September is National Preparedness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – In keeping with the priority Tennessee has placed on emergency preparedness, Gov. Bill Haslam has declared September National Preparedness Month in the state.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, offering greater significance for the observance and renewing the focus on individual and family planning for emergency situations. This year’s observance theme is, “A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare.”

The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing a call to residents to take specific steps to be prepared in the event of an emergency:  get a kit; make a plan; and be informed. Detailed information is available online at www.ready.gov. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennesseeans urged to plan ahead for emergencies

 

September is National Preparedness Month

Tennessee Department of Health Nashville, TN – It’s time for Tennessee to get ready. Throughout the month of September 2010, the seventh annual National Preparedness Month focuses on encouraging Americans to work together to take concrete actions toward being prepared in the event of an emergency.

The Tennessee Department of Health is highlighting volunteer service and continuing to recruit and register public health volunteers across the state.

“Recent flooding across the state serves as a reminder that emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “The best way to make sure you and your family will be safe during an emergency is to be prepared before disaster strikes.”

Intersection of Riverside Drive and Crossland Avenue during the flood.

Intersection of Riverside Drive and Crossland Avenue during the flood.

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