Emergency Preparedness

GET READY! Saginaw County

!!BE READY Saginaw County!! is a 12-month citizen preparedness program focusing on a different area of emergency preparedness each month. Fact sheets are available for each topic listed on the calendar below. These fact sheets provide a range of preparedness options and action steps.

Click on a month's topic to view a fact sheet

January

First Aid/CPR/AED
Training

February

Stay Informed:
Hazard Awareness

March

Life Without Power 

April

Sheltering vs.
Evacuation

May

Family Contacts &
Medical Information

June

Create a Plan
 

July

Special Needs -
Children, Seniors,
Disabled, Pets, etc.

August

Saving Personal
Items - Keepsakes,
Important Documents
etc.

 

September

Recovering From
a Disaster

October

Food & Water

November

Emergency
Supplies Kit

December

First Aid Kits

 

Why Is Citizen Emergency Preparedness Important?

Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. When disaster strikes, it is easier to cope when you are prepared. Being prepared for the potential emergencies in Mid-Michigan means addressing all of the steps noted in the 12-month preparedness calendar. Acting on one step each month is an easy way to accomplish this goal.

Where Do I Get the !!BE READY Saginaw County!! Fact Sheets?

!!BE READY Saginaw County!! fact sheets are available at the following location:

  • Saginaw County Health Department—Room 301
    1600 N. Michigan Avenue—Saginaw
     

What Do I Do with the Fact Sheet Information?

Read the fact sheet presented that month. There will be an explanation and suggestions on steps to prepare for that kind of emergency. Act on the suggestions in a manner that fits your time, your family, and your budget.
 

Who Do I Contact for More Information?

Contact the Saginaw County Health Department Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at (989) 758-3804.


Additional Resources:

CDC's Plan Ahead for Disasters Campaign