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Posted on: June 27, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Do You have an Evacuation Kit Ready?

The Office of Emergency Management would like all residents of The Town of Parker to think about their needs in the event that you would need to leave your home in an emergency.

With the continuation of the wild-land fires in the state of Colorado, we are reminding residents this could happen in Parker and we encourage all of you to be prepared for any event that may require you to evacuate your home or business. Because you live in a non wild-land fire danger area doesn’t mean you will not have to evacuate your home or shelter in place.

All residents should be prepared for any type of an emergency and have a minimum of a 3 day supply of food, water and medicine on hand to take with them or shelter in place.

You should have a plan in place. This plan is not only what you will take with you, but also where you will meet other family members. Remember, phones may not be working so if you can’t call them, where is your meeting location?

What important documents must you take if everything is destroyed in your home? Do you have an inventory of your belongings for insurance claims? Have those things been appraised and listed on your home homeowners’ policy? Where are your passports, birth certificates or insurance documents located, should you take these with you? Do you have cash on hand if stores cannot take credit cards or ATM’s are not working?

Think about photographing or videoing your entire house inside and out and putting this and other important information on a flash drive or two. You can give one to a family member, a friend or put it in a safe deposit box.

Have you registered your non Century Link phone number for emergency notifications? Here is the link: http://www.parkeronline.org/index.aspx?nid=567 and click on Opt-in. By registering you will then receive information on your cellular phone or land-line phone when the Police Department sends out a mass emergency notification in area. If you need assistance with the emergency mass notification system please call Parker Police Department at 303-841-9800.

Town of Parker residents can receive information when an emergency event is taking place in the Town. During emergencies the Police Department does its best to post the most recent information regarding evacuations and other public safety concerns at www.parkeronline.org. Please visit the site where you can also sign up for email alerts. Don’t forget to like the Parker Police Department on Facebook (Parker Police Department) and follow us on twitter (#ParkerPolice) for the latest information.

Parker Police Department news can be accessed here: www.parkeronline.org

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