Boundary County Commissioners on Monday signed a proclamation declaring September Preparedness Month in Boundary County to encourage people and families throughout the community to learn, plan and prepare for local emergencies.
“Whereas, the purpose of National Preparedness Month is to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies, and is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks, and;
“Whereas, the Citizen Corps of North Idaho supports and promotes citizen education and local preparedness efforts, and coordinates volunteer activities that help make our communities safer and better prepared for emergencies, and;
“Whereas, the goal of Boundary County Commissioners is to prepare its citizens for all types of emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and the county; and,
“Whereas, the Boundary County Board of Commissioners encourage the people of Boundary County to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies; and
“Whereas, the Boundary County Office of Emergency Management provides emergency preparedness presentations to citizens, business, first responders and youth groups, informing them on how to protect themselves, their families and their neighbors during emergencies; and,
“Whereas, emergency preparedness information can be obtained by visiting the County’s website at www.boundarycounty.org;
“Now, therefore, the Board of Commissioners of Boundary County, by virtue of the authority vested in us by the Constitution of the State of Idaho do hereby proclaim September 2011 as ‘Boundary County Preparedness Month,’ and encourage the people of Boundary County to observe the month with appropriate preparedness activities.”
To arrange for a presentation by the Boundary County Office of Emergency Management, email director Dave Kramer, firstname.lastname@example.org.