Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness: Are You Prepared?

Presenter:  Kevin Haney, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Course Location, Time, Date: Tellico Village Library, 9:30-11:30, Thurs February 16


When an accident, emergency, or area disaster happens, do you know what to do? Emergency preparedness is about taking responsibility for yourself and your family in anticipation of or during unforeseen times of crisis. A severe weather event, a house fire or a forest fire, a chemical spill    . . . .  Are you prepared to leave your house on a moment’s notice? Would you have the right things with you – including documents — if you had to be gone for days, or even weeks?

  • Why prepare for emergencies?
  • What emergencies might occur in your immediate area?
  • What are the essential elements of a Family Emergency Plan?
  • What should be in your GO Kit to cover a minimum of 72 hours?


Presenter: Kevin Haney is a retired EMT with more than 15 years’ experience with a rural ambulance service and First Responder team. He holds an Amateur Radio General Class FCC license and has been an Amateur Radio Emergency coordinator in Minnesota. In 2016 the state certified him as a Department of Home Security (DHS) Unit Leader, which provides support for large scale disasters. He has also been a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructor in Minnesota and has taught a variety of Public Safety radio, Emergency Preparedness, and Severe Weather Spotter training for the National Weather Service.


Class Fee: $5   Prepay Lisa at the Welcome Center (Checks made to TVL-POA)

Register:  Limit 30