Friday, September 2, 2011

National Preparedness Month, Day 2!

Nancy Blaschak excepting  the proclamation from
Mayor Byron Brown declaring September Preparedness Month
Its preparedness month! And we’re celebrating with 30 days full of tips on our favorite topic… preparedness!! If you’ve missed out on any of them, click here to take a trip through the month of September and catch up!!

Erie County Executive Chris Collins, Mayor Byron Brown,
Niagara Legislative Chairman, the Boy Scouts of America,
and Volunteer Bonnie Klein and her dog.
As a kickoff for the event, we hosted a Preparedness Month Press Conference here at the Buffalo Chapter and invited some of the people that help make the work we do in the community possible.  At the event, we got to hear from Nancy Blaschak, Regional Executive Director of the American Red Cross Serving Erie & Niagara, Chris Collins, Erie County Executive, Mayor Byron Brown, Mayor of the City of Buffalo, William Ross, Legislative Chairman of Niagara County, the Boy Scouts of America, Bonnie Klein, American Red Cross volunteer, and her dog Sophie.  
Our presenters discussed the importance of being prepared and the American Red Cross was also given a proclamation by the Mayor declaring September Preparedness Month.  To see some of the coverage from the event, be sure to tune into channel 2, channel 7, and YNN and check back here for more tips throughout the month!

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Preparedness Tip #2
Pick a place to meet after a disaster.  Designate two meeting places.  Choose one right outside your home, in case of a sudden household emergency, such as a fire. The second place you choose needs to be outside your neighborhood, in the event that it is not safe to stay near or return to your home.

To learn more about picking places for you and your household to meet, click here!

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