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How Can You Help in the First 24?

Are you prepared for another disaster to hit our town and surrounding areas? What would you do if you were unable to return to your home, and unable to retrieve your belongings? Hopefully you won’t have to find out, but if it does happen, the town of Kingston Springs and Emergency services want to be ready to assist their neighbors immediately and efficiently.

The “First 24″ program is being put into action to help the city prepare for, and react to, the first 24 hours of a disaster. The Public Safety office, Fire Department, city employees, and community volunteers are in the process of creating plans to deal with different needs such as search and rescue, traffic control, animal rescue, and food and shelter services.

Hopefully, at this point, you are asking yourself “What can I do to help?”

The city needs volunteers willing to house individuals or a family in an emergency until other assistance can be provided. This could be for a few hours, or a few days, although in most cases, other options would be available within 24hrs. Volunteers would need to pass a background check from the city, and if called upon, would of course only be matched with families they feel comfortable with.

If you are able and willing to volunteer your house and heart to providing a “shelter in the storm”, please contact us today by calling City Hall at 952-2110, or e-mailing your contact information to: Cmanager@kingstonsprings-tn.gov (put “FIRST 24″ in the subject line)

Thank you for putting the “Community” in small-town! We all know Kingston Springs is a special place, thanks for being a part of it.

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