What emergency supplies should I store and how much will I need?
When disaster strikes, we may not be able to get to your neighborhood to check on you for a variety of reasons: an increase in our calls for service, damage to or blocked roads, or damage to our own facilities, equipment and personnel. In addition, depending on the magnitude of the incident, assistance from outside sources could be delayed as well. By preparing yourself, your family, and your neighborhood, you can be self-reliant following a disaster.
FEMA and the American Red Cross recommend that you prepare at least two kits: one for home and one for your vehicle. For home, you should ensure you have enough food, water, and medication for at least two weeks. In your vehicle and/or at work, you should have at least 72 hours.
To learn more about what items to include in your emergency kits, please click here.
How can my volunteer group get involved?
We also have options for volunteer groups that want to support a single event.
Each year, our CERT team holds exercises to sharpen their response skills. If your group would like to be involved in those exercises as actors or "victims," please contact us!
Host an event for your group.. We can provide a speaker, or we can provide you with the handouts and training.
Our mission is "To lessen the impact of disasters on our Hillsboro community through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery." Check out our "Home page" page, at left, to see a sampling of the activities we are involved in and learn more about how you can prepare yourself and get involved!