Registration now open for the 2016 Annual IEMA Training Summit
Family Preparedness Plans Must Include Pets
Heat, Humidity Can Be Deadly Combination
IEMA Cautions “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors”
See Something, Say Something
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SPRINGFIELD – According to a recent survey by the American Pet Products Association, 65 percent of U.S. households include at least one pet. If your family includes a dog, cat, hamster or other furry, feathered or scaly friends, don’t forget to include their unique needs in your home emergency plans.
SPRINGFIELD – On average, heat kills more people each year than other weather-related hazards, such as tornadoes, floods and lightning. To increase awareness about the dangers of extreme heat, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies are offering heat safety tips throughout July to help people stay safe when temperatures rise
SPRINGFIELD – “When thunder roars, go indoors” is more than a catchy phrase about lightning safety. It’s a reminder that you’re at risk of being struck by lightning if you’re outdoors and can hear thunder. That’s the message the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency management agencies will promote during Lightning Safety Awareness Week June 19-25.
The tragic mass shooting in Orlando is a vivid reminder that these types of attacks can happen anywhere. Citizens can play an important role in preventing such attacks by reporting suspicious activities to their local law enforcement agency. If you “See Something, Say Something’ by calling 9-1-1. For more information, visit the Department of Homeland Security.
Businesses also can take steps to prepare businesses and their employees to plan for the safety and security of their businesses and communities. Businesses are encouraged to Connect, Plan, Train and Report. Learn more on businesses preparedness.
Additional terrorism preparedness information.