CARLSTADT, N.J.– Carlstadt Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Hernan Lopez created an Emergency Preparedness Guidebook for residents.
"This guide is the first of its kind for our borough," Lopez said, "and it addresses multiple incidents that have the potential of occurring in our community."
"A key component of emergency preparedness is to stay informed and be aware of what is going on around you," Lopez said.
That includes the following:
- Monitoring weather conditions;
- Staying current on local news;
- Receiving timely information from local government officials.
Last month, Lopez debuted File of Life cards, which allows first responders to obtain medical information for patients.