Kennebunk Fire Chief Justin Cooper spoke on Emergency Preparedness Basics for Kennebunk residents.
Just in time for Hurricane Lee, Chief Cooper talked about how the town of Kennebunk works with other York county agencies and volunteer organizations to prepare for and respond to emergency situations.
Click here to download Chief Cooper's presentation with preparedness checklists and links to resources.
While the town and county focuses on social media platforms for communications, Chief cooper recommended that people have multiple ways of receiving alerts, including a NOAA weather alert radio and signing up for the York County RAVE alert system. Residents should have emergency plans with multiple evacuation routes, and to make sure to execute on those plans. He also stressed the need for community preparedness, including:
- Checking on neighbors 
- Participating in drills
- Sharing skills, knowledge and resources
- Volunteering 
- Reporting hazards