Increasing community resilience to disasters and preventing crime
Welcome to the Somerset Preparedness pages!
Here you will find information, links and tips to help you prepare for a widespread emergency or disaster impacting our region and neighborhood. You will also find advice related to community safety and crime. We promote the benefit of block groups and provide information on how to join or form a block group in your area of Somerset.
The main emphasis is to provide you with the best information possible by linking to information resources maintained by our city, state and other public and professional organizations. We also highlight safety issues and hazards that are unique to Somerset so you can understand what to expect and be better prepared.
Increased safety in the community from all threats is improved when the community works together to communicate and maintain preparation and readiness. Knowing and practicing the proper response to various emergency and disaster scenarios before they occur will reduce physical and emotional stress while coping with the aftermath, reduce injuries and possibly save your life or that of a family member or neighbor.
When Do We Prepare?
In general, preparation is a continuous process with increased confidence coming as you learn more and build your resilience. But it needn't be overwhelming in effort, time or cost. If you feel you are not adequately prepared after reviewing these pages then now is the time to start changing that situation. Family plans and emergency kits are probably the most important to get in place first. Join or form a block group to meet neighbors. Accumulate additional knowledge and skills gradually to reinforce your resilience. In time, you will find this brings much peace of mind!
Always call 911 when you see a crime being committed or are concerned for your immediate safety or security.
For non-emergency concerns, the following links provide contact information and a means to make reports:
Please email questions, comments or suggestions for these preparedness pages to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your interest!