NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk Fire Department is encouraging residents to "Resolve to be Ready" in the New Year.
The department's Office of Emergency Management is hosting the program through asking residents to take simple steps and prepare for possible disasters.
"Disasters can occur without warning and each and every family member needs to know what to do in an emergency," fire department representatives said.
The department released the following list for residents to follow to prepare:
- Who to call - this includes a local contact as well as an emergency contact outside the area. Remind family members that texting is often more reliable than phone calls in widespread emergencies.
- Where to meet- identify a meeting place outside your home (in case of a house fire) and outside your neighborhood (in case you can’t make it home).
- What to pack- remember to have an emergency kit which includes flashlights, battery/ crank operated radios, medication, chargers and cash. Don’t forget to pack a kit for your pets.
"By making a resolution to take a few simple steps to prepare in advance, you can minimize the impact an emergency could have on your family, home or community," said Michele DeLuca of the Norwalk Fire Department in a release.
For questions or additional information, residents can contact the Norwalk FD-OEM at 203-854-0238 or email@example.com