|The Rhode Island Emergency Management (RIEMA) is the coordinating agency for multi-jurisdiction and multi-agency response in the State of Rhode Island for all emergencies including natural and technological hazards such as fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms, chemical releases, weapons of mass destruction and terrorism incidents. Recently, RIEMA issued informational tips for emergency preparedness. For more information, visit the links listed above, including the RIEMA website.
SCHEDULED T/ DAP VACCINATION CLINIC UPDATE
On December 11, 2012, The Town of Burrillville Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with The Rhode Island Department of Health conducted a vaccination clinic for citizens wishing to be inoculated against T/DAP, seasonal influenza and pneumonia. The Department of Health reports 210 vaccinations were administered during the clinic. The event was successful due to the cooperation of the the Department of Health, The Burrillville Town Manager and Town Council President, the Burrillville School Department, Burrillville Police Department, The Harrisville Fire Department and especially the volunteers of the Burrillville Emergency
Management Agency. The agency is committed to providing this and other services to the community as needed and is ready to respond to future events and emergency situations.
ICE Your Phone:
Choose a responsible person to be your In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact. Record their contact information.
Inform your ICE contact that you have chosen them as your designated contact and provide them with information that may affect your treatment. Remember MAD.
Medications - list all current medications you are taking, including herbal and organic supplements because they can and do interact with some medications.
Allergies - List all known allergies, especially to medications, but also to foods.
Doctors - Include the names and phone numbers of doctors or other medical providers responsible for your regular care.
Add this contact as a new entry, with their phone number, in your mobile phone address book under the heading "ICE." For examble: ICE - William or ICE - Dad. When entering multiple ICE contacts, put a number directly behind the word ICE in each one to prioritize them for the emergency responders. For example: ICE1 - William, ICE2 - Dad.
Tips for Staying Prepared for Weather Emergencies
The Ready Campaign encourages all Americans to have an emergency supply kit, an emergency plan, and to be informed about the different emergencies that can happen in your area and the appropriate responses. Go to the Ready.gov website to learn ways to help your family be prepared.
If there is a hurricane heading our way you can watch the progress of a storm at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov.
For more tips on being prepared for severe weather conditions, please log into the Pascoag Utility District’s website at www.pud-ri.org.