September Is National Preparedness Month: Is Your Family Ready?
While September is National Preparedness Month, the Village works throughout the year to enhance our emergency response to protect residents. Village staff, including representatives of Fire, Police, Public Works, and Administration, meet regularly to plan our mitigation efforts and response to disasters.
Elected Officials and staff members from each department are trained to the level required by Homeland Security for their particular position in the organization. This effort is continuous and has enhanced collaboration between departments to reach Village goals to protect the community.
As part of our communication and safety efforts, a monthly test of the Village of Barrington early warning systems have been established, including: tornado siren testing (first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.), social media, Blackboard Connect Reverse 9-1-1, and Cable Channel 4. To get timely alerts on local news, emergency bulletins, or crime alerts from the Village’s reverse 9-1-1 system, please click here so you can set your preferences and enter email or text numbers, as desired.
Residents are reminded to review their individual family preparations by visiting www.ready.gov to prepare, plan, and stay informed. A few minutes of preparation now is insurance that your family will be better protected throughout the year.
The Barrington Police and Fire Departments are holding their annual open house on October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon allowing residents the opportunity to learn about the services and the equipment used to protect the community. Please stop by and visit your Public Safety Facility and the employees who are there to protect you.