Sheriff Crook County, Oregon
Crook County Emergency Management is a division of the Crook County Sheriff's Office. All emergency management related activities including Search & Rescue, ARES/RACES, grant management and writing, maintaining and exercising the county disaster plan, and fleet management. We are staffed with one full-time Emergency Manager and a part time assistant. We also rely and the many dedicated SAR and Amateur Radio volunteers that provide staff support and/or manage the county Emergency Operations Center during times of activation.
To Coordinate and integrate all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.
Are You Ready?
Where will your family be when disaster strikes? They could be anywhere, at work, at home, at school, or in the car. How will you find each other? Will you know if your children are safe?
Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your home or confine you to your home or car. What would you do if basic services--water, gas, electricity, or telephones--were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. Families can and do cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility.
Keep enough supplies in your home to meet your needs for at least three days. Assemble a "Disaster Supplies Kit" with items you may need in an evacuation. Store these supplies in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers such as backpacks, duffle bags or covered trash containers.
· A three day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won't spoil.
· One change of clothing and footwear per person, and one blanket or sleeping bag per person.
· A First Aid kit that includes your family's prescription medications.
· An extra set of car keys and a credit card, cash, or travelers checks.
· Emergency tools, including a battery powered radio, flashlight, and plenty of batteries. Remember you need to listen to a "local" radio or television. A NOAA weather radio is also a 24 hours source for emergency information.
· Sanitation supplies.
· Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members.
· An extra pair of glasses.
Keep important family documents in a waterproof container. Keep a smaller "Emergency Supplies Kit" in the trunk of your car(s).
*72 Hour Go-Pack
Learn how to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Oregon. Click here for a copy of Living on Shaky Ground magazine.
Visit the Oregon Emergency Management website for other useful information to help you and your family survive a disaster.