April 2023 Newsletter

We have talked about planning in the past but here are some additional thoughts.
Planning ahead of a disaster can help reduce anxiety. It’s important to your
household and neighbors to know how to get in touch with each other and how
you can help each other during and after an emergency. Work as a team to
assess needs and what you would do if you experience a disaster while you or
other family members are away from home.


When an emergency strikes, we come together to help each other. Most of these
networks and connections are either in-person or online. Consider the
relationships you already have, whether it be family, friends or neighbors, stay in
touch with them and discuss your plan before a disaster strikes.
Connect online:
Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, create groups with your inner circle so you can
quickly send messages, share supplies and make a plan. Follow emergency
related feeds to stay informed such as your local American Red Cross and other
emergency providers.
Connect in person
Make a point to meet your neighbors and connect with a group in your
neighborhood. Some of these could include CERT, Neighborhood watch or faith
based organizations. The more you plan ahead with your neighbors and
community the safer you all will be.


Families should have a communication plan in place and discussed with their
family for how they are going to communicate during and after a disaster if they
are separated. Every family member should carry emergency contact information
with them and include a copy in their emergency supply kit as well as in their

Plan ahead and stay safe

Scripps Ranch Fire Safe Council, srfiresafecouncil@gmail.com, srfiresafe.org 858-