Emergency preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. Daily interviews are posted below. Remember, “YOU are the person most responsible for your safety!” This is a timeless piece of advice quite fitting for our community out here on the edge of the continent. Radios are still available for community members who come into the station between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday, and demonstrate a level of preparedness.
Day1 – Richard Harney, Borough Emergency Manager; Fire Chief Frank Share, City of Ketchikan Emergency Manager; Adam Archibald, Chairman of the Local Emergency Planning Committee. They discuss their roles and what you can do to get prepared. EmerPrep1
Day2 – Tim McConnel, Andy Donato and Kim Simpson of Ketchikan Public Utilities talk about how KPU handles emergencies and what you can do to help yourself and help crews. KPUep
Day3 – Ketchikan Police Chief Alan Bengaard and Village Public Safety Officer Corey Padron speak about law enforcement’s role in an emergency, and what you can do to maintain your own safety. LawEnf
Day 4 – Jon Dorman (KFD), Jerry Kiffer (NTFD) and Steve Rydeen (STFD) talk about the role of the fire department. What they can do to help you in an emergency, and what you can do to help yourself. FireDept
Day5 – Nora Tombaugh of the Medical Reserve Corp., Debby Nance of the Red Cross, and Sherity Kelly and Julie Yonker of Ketchikan Medical Center discuss what happens in a large-scale medical emergency and how you can become a volunteer. Medical