Shippensburg Police Department


Fred A. Scott, Chief of Police


60 West Burd Street ~ Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 ~ Department: 717.532.7361 Fax: 717.532.2313

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Prepare for Disaster


Why Prepare for Disaster?

Disaster can strike without warning, forcing you to go for days without basic necessities or to evacuate your home. Relief workers will be on the scene following a disaster, but may not be able to reach you immediately.

You need to be prepared. Knowing the steps to take during a disaster—whether flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes or another crisis—can greatly reduce the danger and distress your family may face. This guide will help you and your family plan for a variety of emergency situations, persevere during them and recover afterward.

Contact your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter to learn which disasters could strike your community. Use their information, along with this guide, to help you prepare for and reduce the risks you face.


Creating a Basic Emergency Plan

·         Having a plan is one of the most important steps you can take in disaster preparedness. Knowing what to do and how to do it can help your family manage disasters with less worry, fear and uncertainty.

·         Decide what you and your family would do in each potential emergency situation.

·         Choose a place away from your neighborhood where family members can meet in case you are separated and cannot return home due to a disaster.

·         Draw a floor plan of your home showing escape routes.

·         Identify a friend or relative who lives out of the area for family members to contact if you are separated.

·         Post emergency numbers by every phone and teach children how and when to dial 911.

·         Know how to shut off the water, gas and electricity at the main switches in your home.

·         Plan how to help elderly or disabled neighbors in a disaster.

·         Check that your insurance policies are up-to-date and provide good coverage.







Shippensburg Police Department  Phone - 717-532-7361  Fax - 717-532-2313        Last Modified :01/30/12 11:28 PM          Copyright 2008