Preparing for First Responders

Today during week two of National Preparedness Month (NPM) we will be focusing on First Responders (Police, Fire, EMS, Nurses, and Public Utility)


First responders who are well-prepared will have the peace of mind to focus on the task at hand, rather than worrying about whether their family is taken care of. First responders can also serve as role models for other members of the community, leading by example to encourage preparedness.

  1. Build an emergency supply kit.
  2. Make a family emergency plan.
  3. Be informed about the types of emergencies that you may be called upon to respond to, and teach your family about what they should do when a disaster strikes.
  4. Prepare for any special considerations like individuals with access or functional needs, older adults, children, ands pets.

A successful organizational preparedness program needs:

  • A clear vision
  • Actionable objectives and goals
  • Defined deliverables and timelines
  • Regular reviews
  • Identify potential obstacle and challenges

This process requires the buy-in of leadership and the agency to bring about the necessary cultural change in the organization.



Bartlett Police 385-5555
Collierville Police 853-3207
Germantown Police 754-7222
Memphis Fire 458-8281
Memphis Police 545-2677
Millington Police 872-3333
Shelby County Fire 379-7070
Shelby County Sheriff 379-7625



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