September is Preparedness Month

"Prepare to Protect.  Preparing for disaster is protecting everyone you love"

September is National Preparedness Month, where our focus is raising awareness and educating about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that can happen at any time. This year the theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” We will be using this month to encourage and remind you to be ready for the unexpected and how far-reaching the impacts can be. If you have never thought about how to be prepared, or only think about it tangentially, make it a point to come up with some concrete plans in case the unexpected that you might think only happens to “other people”, happens next to you.

St. Croix County is proud to participate in National Preparedness Month and use this as an opportunity to find ways and help each other understand more about preparing for disasters in your home, at work and in our communities.

Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance. Police, fire and rescue may not always be able to reach you quickly in an emergency. The most important step you can take in helping your local responders is being able to take care of yourself and those in your care; the more people who are prepared, the quicker the community will recover. Does your family have a plan? Start by answering these four questions:

How will I receive emergency alerts & warnings?

What is my shelter plan?

What is my evacuation route?

What is my household communication plan?

September week by week

Preparedness Quizzes - Enter weekly to win Emergency Preparedness Packs

Each week a new quiz Follow this link to the active quiz
Week One - Make a Plan Week #1 quiz is available September 1st
Week Two - Build a Kit Week #2 quiz is available September 6th
Week Three - Low Cost, No Cost Preparedness Week #3 quiz is available September 13th
Week Four - Teach your youth about Preparedness Week #4 quiz is available September 20th
Week Five - Pet Preparedness Week #5 quiz is available September 27th

Winners will be selected on a weekly basis.  Winners will be notified after each preparedness week's drawing.  Prizes available.

Helping our Communities be better prepared for unexpected emergencies

Do you have a Power Outage Plan?

Yellow Triangle with Lightning Bolt Sign with the Words Power Outages

Learn CPR

CPR Training Doing Compressions on Dummy

Smoke Detectors could save your life

Flumes of Smoke Near Smoke Detector

Warnings vs Warning

Storm Coming Danger Caution Sign (1)

Warning Sirens in St. Croix County

Sirens Against Blue Sky

Register you and your family for SCCAlert to be notified in case of emergencies

Smart911 Social_Community

Review your Home, Auto and Life Insurance

Insurance Policy with Pen and Reading Glasses

Protecting our pets in emergencies

Wet Angry Looking Cat held in an Orange Towel

Caring for your Financial Health before, during and after an emergency

Piggy Bank Wearing Surgical Face Mask

Community preparedness: Join our Fire Departments

Volunteer Firefighter Cross (1)

Prepare for a career in Law Enforcement

Sheriff Logo