Emergency Management Coordinator Dave McKernan on Being Ready for All Hazards
Posted at 11 a.m.
Our Emergency Management Coordinator Dave McKernan spoke to the Board of Supervisors during their Sept. 9 meeting as part of the Board’s proclamation of September as “Emergency Preparedness Month” in Fairfax County, part of the larger, National Preparedness Month held every September.
McKernan says that Fairfax County has done a lot to be prepared as a government and is ready to respond to emergency situations, but that county residents also need to be ready for any and all hazards.
McKernan noted that regional, national and international events continue to highlight the need to be ready for all hazards — as an individual, family, organization or business.
And should something occur, McKernan noted that you should “be your own hero” and be ready to provide for the safety of yourself and your family, as well as help friends and neighbors.
McKernan adds that every resident in Fairfax County should also be enrolled on Fairfax Alerts, the county’s way to send emergency alerts and notifications — including severe weather and traffic alerts — to both email and smartphones.