Emergency Preparedness

Personal Emergency Preparedness

Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a tornado. They should be ready to evacuate their homes and take refuge in public shelters and know how to care for their basic medical needs.

If a disaster occurs in your community, local government and disaster-relief organizations will try to help you, but you need to be ready as well. Local responders may not be able to reach you immediately, or they may need to focus their efforts elsewhere.

You should know how to respond to severe weather or any disaster that could occur in your area-tornadoes, winter storms, flooding, or terrorism.

You should also be ready to be self-sufficient for at least three days. This may mean providing for your own shelter, first aid, food, water, and sanitation.

Business Emergency Planning

Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today's world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. Human-caused hazards include accidents, acts of violence by people, and acts of terrorism. Examples of technology-related hazards are the failure or malfunction of systems, equipment, or software.

School Emergency Planning & Safety

Community awareness of the school district's disaster plan will optimize a community's capacity to maintain the safety of its school-aged population in the event of a school-based or greater community crisis. This statement is intended to stimulate awareness of the disaster-preparedness process in schools as a part of a global, community-wide preparedness plan. Pediatricians, other health care professionals, first responders, public health officials, the media, school nurses, school staff, and parents all need to be unified in their efforts to support schools in the prevention of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from a disaster.

City of Romulus/Wayne County Emergency Management

The City of Romulus has adopted a resolution to provide for the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from natural and human-made disasters within The City of Romulus by being part of the Wayne County emergency management program; to appoint the county emergency management coordinator as the City of Romulus emergency management coordinator; to provide for a means for coordinating the resources of the municipality with those of the county; and to provide a means through which the Romulus City Council may exercise the authority and discharge the responsibilities vested in them by this resolution and Act Number 390 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended.