There are many programs that will prepare and educate you on how to react in an emergency situation. Provided are links to important information that could save your life in an emergency situation. Our Police Department encourages you to prepare, plan and stay informed.
Preparation for Major Catastrophes
Ideally, each household should store enough food, water, medications, and batteries to hold out for several days before help arrives following a major earthquake or other catastrophes. To let responders know whether somebody inside needs assistance or can manage on their own, the city of Eureka urges people to make or obtain window signs that read "help" or "ok." Download an Ok/Help sign (PDF).
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT) – CERT is a nationally known program that provides adults over 18 with lifesaving skills related to disasters that impact the Midwest. This program has been delivered by Eureka Fire Protection District and Eureka Police Department since 2000. The program teaches Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations, Team Organization & Disaster Psychology, and Light Search and Rescue Operations. It concludes with a full-scale realistic disaster exercise where the participants experience the complexities related to response in the aftermath of a community impacted by a disaster.
Interested in becoming a CERT member? Find out more about Eureka’s CERT program for both adults and teens.