Personal Emergency Preparedness Talks with Taylor CERT is a "town hall" style discussion of comprehensive preparedness. Preparedness is the shared responsibility of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit secotrs and individual citizens.
A community's ability to respond to or recover from a disaster depends on the level of preparedness of every member. However, a 2009 Citizens Corps National survey found that 29-percent of Americans have not prepared because they think emergency responders will help and over 60-percent expect to rely on emergency responders within the first 72 hours following a disaster. The reality is that in a disaster, first responders and emergency workers may not be able to reach everyone right away. In addition, providers may not be ale to restore critical services, such as power, immediately.
The purpose of PEP Talks with Taylor CERT is to promote personal and community preparedness through engaging activities for individuals, neighbors, or households. These "talks" are like building blocks. You can mix and match the "talks" that are best for you and your household.
In cooperation with the Taylor Fire Department, PEP Talks with Taylor CERT will take place on the second Tuesday of each month and will have a different topic and instructor every month! [see list below]
Each meeting will last about 90 minutes and start at 6:30pm. They will be held at our headquarters located inside of Fire Station #2 on Ecorse road. Click here for map.
The PEP Talks are FREE of charge. However, there is a registration form so we know how many people to expect each month! Tell your friends and family; the more citizens know what to do during an emergency the more prepared we can be as a community.