Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hurricane Preparedness Workshop Reminder!

The Charleston Firefighter Support Team is sponsoring a Hurricane Preparedness Workshop for the CFD family to be held on Wednesday, September 15, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the conference room of the Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center located at 2100 Charlie Hall Blvd., West of the Ashley. Many topics will be discussed including preparing your homes, supplies that you may need, evacuation routes, shelter availability, and living in a community damaged by a storm.

We will have several members of the CFD there to discuss their personal and on-duty experiences with storms in the past. Being at work while your families are at home during a storm can be an unsettling experience for you and your loved ones. Being stuck in traffic on an evacuation route for hours can be scary, especially with young children in the car. Loss of electricity, telephone service and gasoline for days is something many of you have not experienced.

It is important for all of you to take advantage of this important meeting. Sharing of experiences by those of you who have been here during a storm will be invaluable to our new families. Secondly, it has been twenty-one years since Hurricane Hugo changed the face of Charleston and our lives and many of you who experienced it were children at the time. We have had many close calls over the years that put our preparedness to the test. Hurricanes Floyd and Gaston are just two that readily come to mind.

Please come out and join us for this informative evening.

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