Thursday, October 4, 2012
Emergency personnel help residents compile strategies, emergency kits.
Members of the Fairfax County Fire Department from Herndon Station 4 as well as officers from the Herndon Police Department came out on Sunday to talk to community members about being prepared for emergencies. Jackie Johnson, a professional organizer known as the Or/gan/iz/er, hosted the event and showed attendees how to put together their own emergency preparation kits. The event was held at JJ Deli. Capt. Kerwin McNamara told attendees local fire stations are preparing for Fire Prevention Week, which begins October 7. This year's theme is Two Ways Out, he said. Every family should make sure in the event of a fire they know of two ways they can escape, McNamara said. He said they refer to this as rabbit ready, because rabbits always …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Jackie Johnson, a professional organizer, will demonstrate how to create an emergency kit and more.
Are you prepared for an emergency? Professional Organizer Jackie Johnson wants to help make sure Herndon area residents are ready in the case of an emergency — from power outages to hurricanes. Her notion of ensuring that people have what they need in an emergency began with Sept. 11, she said. Johnson was a teacher when Sept. 11 occurred, and after the incident, she went straight to JJ Deli, the restaurant she and her husband own at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course, she said. She asked herself how they could help others. After contacting the Arlington Red Cross, she and her husband worked assembly-line style to make boxed lunches for the volunteers at the Pentagon. “Food is comfort,” she said. “People always need food.” The event helped…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The event will run from May 25-31.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The hurricane and flash flooding season will arrive on June 1. To prepare, the state is offering a Virginia Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday May 25 through 31. If you buy items such as batteries, food storage containers, generators, first aid kits, bottled water, radios and more between those dates, you won’t be charged a sales tax. The tax holiday applies to many useful products that cost up to $60 or on generators and inverters costing $1,000 or less. A savings of 5 percent. Purchasing supplies is important, but it’s critical to make a family emergency plan. You can find out more about how to protect yourself and your family at www.ready.virginia.gov. Visit the Fairfax County's Emergency Information blog online at http://…