The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
It is the mission of the Palatine Emergency Management Agency to provide the highest level of emergency services to its residents and visitors by identifying hazards and vulnerabilities within its corporate limits and by mitigating the effects of, pr... Read more
It is the mission of the Palatine Emergency Management Agency to provide the highest level of emergency services to its residents and visitors by identifying hazards and vulnerabilities within its corporate limits and by mitigating the effects of, preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters whether natural or manmade. Palatine EMA prides itself in providing ongoing training in emergency preparedness to its staff and to its residents understanding that an educated and trained public is paramount in lessening the effects a disaster may have on our community.
Everyone can do something to help make our families and our communities safer through:
Personal responsibility: Developing a household preparedness plan and disaster supplies kits, observing home health and safety practices, implementing disaster mitigation measures, and participating in crime prevention and reporting.
Training: Taking classes in emergency preparedness, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), sheltering, damage assessment, first aid, CPR, severe weather spotting and other unique opportunities.
Volunteer service: Engaging individuals in volunteer activities that support first responders, disaster relief groups, and community organizations. Everyone can do something to support the four stages of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, response and recovery efforts. EMA volunteers work directly with village staff to update and monitor the effectiveness of the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
Becoming involved with your Palatine Emergency Management Agency helps to create the groundwork for the long-term preparedness and safety of our neighborhood.