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Safety Tips & Preparedness

  • If you are hurt or someone has an emergency call 911 (EMS, Sheriff Department, and Fire Department).
  • First-Aid Kit should be in your home and vehicles.
  • Have on hand all emergency telephone and cell numbers, doctors, family members, friends, neighbors etc.
  • Non-perishable foods (can goods, soups, cereal, dry goods, fruit, fruit bars)
  • Babies – formula or milk on ice, can baby foods, diapers, wipes, cloths and plastic zipper bags.
  • Fill ice in zipper bags in coolers, as many as you can.
  • Can-opener
  • Blanket/Sleeping bags with pillows.
  • Enough cloths for 5 days in a plastic bag for each person in home.
  • Bug repellent
  • Gallons of water (save milk cartons) and use buckets, pans, barrels of water and fill your bath tub up.
  • 8 bottles of water a day per person.
  • New Batteries just in case, check vehicles.
  • Flashlights for every person and battery lights for the home and vehicles.
  • Utilities (toilet paper, tooth brushes, tooth paste, shampoo, soap, paper plates, napkins, plastic forks, knives, and spoons.
  • First-Aid Kit in home and Vehicles.
  • Medicine when needed, write this down, when, and how much.
  • Doctors names and addresses and have history of your health condition.
  • 2 Lighters or matches, but keep them dry.
  • Grill and full tank to cook outside with.
  • Important/Confidential (credit cards, checks, birth certificates, Life Insurance, Home Insurance, Vehicles Insurance and Social Security, etc. in plastic or a dry container.)
  • Have a full tank of gas in every vehicle at home.
  • Plenty of cash money in your pockets.
  • Good wiper blades and have a new set in vehicle.
  • Spare tire for all vehicles.
  • If you have a generator, fill it up with oil and gas and check once a month and more gas on hand in tanks if possible, they only last 10 hours or so.
  • Jumper cables
  • Battery radio for information and C. B. Radio if you have one
  • Standard roadside emergency kit flares in case of emergency.
  • Cell Phone, text if you can, it saves the battery and charge in the car lighter.
  • Protect swings, chair, tables, flower pots or any item that can moved by high winds

Safety Tips for Pets and Farm Animals

  • Keep them in a safe place with you if you can
  • Plenty of food and water and plenty of paper to wet on or pads
  • Farm animals must have food and water and shelters and medicine on hand.

Jones County
Emergency Services

794 Hwy 58 S
Trenton, NC 28585

Phone: 252-448-1697
Cell: 252-671-3427
Fax: 252-448-1395

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ES Director: Ryan “Sissy” Mills
Cell: 252-671-3427
EM Coordinator/Fire Marshal: Reid Southerland
Cell: 252-647-0601

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