Emergency Preparedness Kits Available

Seal of the Town of Chelmsford, MAAre you ready for an emergency? Many local governments and other agencies are encouraging residents to include a “go-kit” in their emergency planning. These kits include supplies that would be of use in case you needed to evacuate your home quickly, such as a radio, batteries, food, etc.

The Chelmsford Board of Health and the Upper Merrimack Valley Medical Reserve Corps are working to help local residents have go-kits ready and waiting. The groups have purchased supplies in bulk, to make it easier for local residents to prepare their own 72-Hour Emergency Kits. Not only can residents taken advantage of the discounted pricing, but materials have been selected and collected in one place, ready for pick-up.

The kits are available for $50, and the cost covers a backpack, emergency disaster guide, crank flashlight and radio, tarp, tent, and numerous first-aid and emergency supplies.

Cost: $50.00/kit (prepayment required by June 10th)
Location: Chelmsford Police Station Training Room
Date: Thursday June 26, 2008
Time: 6 –7 pm (pick up backpack); 7 – 9 p.m. (MRC information/orientation if interested)

Register by calling the Chelmsford Board of Health at 978 978-250-5241. To pre-pay for your kit, send a check for $50 made out to Town of Chelmsford and drop it off or mail it to the following address:

Chelmsford Board of Health
c/o Carole McCaul
50 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824

A pdf flyer for this program is also available for download.