FEMA's September National Preparedness Month Advises on Advance Planning for Disaster Recovery
SERVPRO Offers to Our Communities a No-Cost Mobile App to Prepare for Natural Disasters
This is the month--http://www.ready.gov/September) -- that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shouts out to everyone to be ready for any and all possible weather emergencies and man-made catastrophes. Typically, most home and business owners prepare and fortify their properties against harm, but many fail to react in the first "Golden Moments" to mitigate the ensuing physical damage and mental anguish. In this Information Age, there are mobile apps that can assist you in providing our first responders with the necessary information to deal quickly and efficiently with your urgent situation. Here is one.
"The SERVPRO READY app is a free download available upon request," states Patricia Zubricki, the owner of SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville. This mobile tool program allows you to input critical information that you can access immediately to help expedite the efficacy of the first responders, whether the fire department, the police or the EMS. By them knowing the utility cut-off points of the infrastructure, water damage in Hyde Park, electrical hazards, and fires can be mitigated or averted. When we are under stress from an emergency or extreme events, this SERVPRO READY app helps you to control the situation. The faster the response to, and the faster that corrective measures are taken, the less will be the adverse effects of the emergency.
Since fire and water damage restoration are the cornerstones of SERVPRO's services, we also provide to our commercial customers a more detailed oriented software program. We call this the Emergency READY Profile® (ERP); this is a comprehensive workup that is completed by us with the assistance of an on-site business supervisor after we assess the facility. The list includes information about fire suppressant systems, exit signs, the positioning of equipment, stored chemicals and flammables, and more. Emergency contact numbers are also included. The ERP report is updated yearly since we are the Professional Franchise designated disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
Mrs. Zubricki believes that the faster the response time to an urgent call, the less the fire, wind, or water damage will be. By providing these mobile apps to both our clients and the general public, SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville is doing its part to provide a safer environment for all our local communities. Reach out to us 24/7 by calling (312) 509-5000.