As part of National Preparedness Month, the Wichita Falls Police Department wants to encourage you to learn skills that could help to save your life and the lives of those around you in the event of a disaster.
Remember you are the help until help arrives! Depending on the severity of a disaster, it may take days or even weeks for government resources to reach you. You may have to rely on your family and neighbors.
Which of these life saving skills do you know?
-I know first aid & CPR
-I know how to use a fire extinguisher
-I know how to shut of utilities for my home
-I know which types of natural disasters may impact my community and am adequately prepared for these events
You can find more information about life saving skills here: https://www.ready.gov/safety-skills. If there are other skills you’d like to recommend to your neighbors, or if you know of resources available to help your neighbors build these skills, please reply in the comments.