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The administration of Suffolk Independent Living Organization and The Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management, has undertaken an initiative to empower our consumers to 'Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to prepare.' The purpose is to organize and educate residents to increase their level of preparedness to handle all types of emergency incidents. Your Ability to recover from an emergency tomorrow depends on the planning and preparation you do today. The Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES) are committed to serving the 1.5 million residents of Suffolk County. They supervise over 10,000 emergency responders who are dedicated to saving lives and protecting property. The planning and services of the Office of Emergency Management combines with multiple partners. Government planning provides for inclusive environment that provides basic protection.
Cooperation is of the utmost importance. Preparedness and resilience starts with individuals, families, communities, towns, cities, and up the ladder we go to the County. As citizens living on an island, we must be ready to take action. Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit. The need for resiliency is critical as a coping mechanism.
In an effort to empower the consumers of Suffolk Independent Living Organization, we would like to share information and services with links to these websites. They are filled with detailed instructions to prepare for most types of emergencies.