Emergency preparedness event at Mildred Ave. Community Center

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 1:00pm

Emergencies don't wait for you to prepare before they strike. From hurricanes and blizzards, to house fires and flooding, there are practical steps that everyone can take to be to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their community.

In observance of National Preparedness Month and the launch of the “Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy.” campaign, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is partnering with Boston Emergency Medical Services, Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, to host a community preparedness event on Saturday, September 21st from 1-4pm at the Mildred Avenue Community Center in Mattapan.

The free, all-ages event will provide families with information, supplies and skills needed to prepare for emergencies, such as free emergency kit supplies and CPR Anytime training. Free dental screening for children and cleaning for adults will also be available.

As car crashes remain one of the leading causes of death for young children, Boston EMS will be conducting car seat installation checks from 1 -3pm onsite at the Community Center. Unrestrained or improperly restrained children are far more likely to be injured, or to suffer more severe injuries in the event of a crash. Complimentary age- and weight-appropriate car booster seats for children will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

This event is free and open to the public. Residents of all ages, organizations, youth groups, parents, seniors, and local leaders are encouraged to attend. For more information on National Preparedness Month, or the launch of “Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy.” please visit www.readysafehealthy.org.

Location

5 Mildred Ave.
Mattapan, MA 02126