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General Information


Emergency Preparedness Coordinators prepare for emergencies, respond to them when they occur, help people and organizations recover from them, work to reduce future risk of losses and are always working to find ways to avoid or prevent them from occurring in the first place.

The key to effective emergency management is a rapid, well-planned response.

These activities help to ensure that when an emergency occurs, Dearborn County will be able to provide the best response possible.

Emergency Warning Systems

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Emergency sirens may or may not sound in the event of a disaster. If they are functioning, the basic siren sound indicators are as follows:

1) Fire/EMS
2) Weather
3) Test

Local radio and television stations will provide information in the event of a major emergency.  In some instances, the Emergency Alert System (EAS) may be activated.  Keep a battery powered devise (radio or television) handy in the event an emergency is declared and electrical service is unavailable.  Specific emergency instructions for Dearborn County will be broadcasted by our community's EAS service providers.
WSCH Eagle 103.1/99.3 FM WLW 700 AM

Emergency Supply List

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The following websites provide a guideline for stock
items that will may be vital to basic survival during any major disaster or emergency. The general rule is "The first 72 , its up to YOU ", meaning you must be able to survive the first 72 hours following a disaster, and the items on these list may be critical to your success.
READY.GOV - EMERGENCY KIT AMERICAN RED CROSS - EMERGENCY KIT

Emergency Planning Resources

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You must have a plan. A plan to escape a fire in your home, a plan for weather emergencies, a plan for public safety or public health outbreaks. To assist you in developing a plan for your family, organization or place of business, we have provided resources below to assist you. Our department is also available to provide guidance on basic emergency planning as well.
READY AMERICA COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

What Not to Do in an Emergency

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DO NOT go to the hospital except in the case of a medical emergency.
DO NOT light matches or turn electrical switches on or off IF YOU SMELL GAS or think there may be a leak.  It is safe to use a flashlight.
DO NOT turn off any utilities unless you have been told to by emergency authorities -- or unless you know there has been some damages to gas pipes, water pipes or electrical lines.
DO NOT drive your vehicle unless you have been advised to evacuate or you have a medical emergency.  Be sure to check on road conditions or travel restricitions.
DO NOT CALL 911 except in the case of life-threatening situations!

It is very important to keep these telephone lines open for true emergencies.
NOAA WEATHER SERVICE FEMA AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND 
DISEASE REGISTRY
AMERICAN RED CROSSU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTIONREADY.GOV AVIANFLU.GOV

External Links (State)

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND 
SECURITY
INDIANA STATE POLICE INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTh

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