|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, 2013, The Town of Burrillville Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with The Rhode Island Department of Health will be conducting a vaccination clinic for citizens wishing to be inoculated against tetanus, diptheria, pertussis, seasonal influenza, pnemococcal virus and/or pneumonia. The clinic will take place at the Burrillville High School cafeteria from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. You are encouraged to contact your doctor (and your children's doctors) to ensure your vaccinations are up-to-date. There is no out-of-pocket cost for these vaccinations. Anyone who is insured should bring his or her insurance card;
however, health insurance is not a requirement for vaccination. No one will be turned away for a lack of health insurance. If you have any questions about vaccines, contact the RI Dept. of Health at (401-) 222-5960 / RI Relay 711 or visit www.ri.gov/immunization/. If you have any questions about the clinic contact EMA Director Glen Biddiscombe at (401) 641-8989.
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.