Emergencies occur quickly and without notice, that is why being prepared for anything is the best approach. As residents of the Midwest, we fortunately do not confront many earthquakes or hurricanes, but in our region we confront other weather related events such as flooding, tornadoes and extreme cold conditions from time to time.
Regrettably, we must also prepare ourselves for other manmade disasters. Train derailments, hazardous material spills and worse yet, terrorist attacks are all possibilities that must be considered.
This publication is intended as a resource to plan for unexpected emergencies. It will provide you with information on what to do and what the Village of Oswego does before, during and after an emergency occurs. Remember, the two top priorities our public safety employees emphasis when they respond to a situation are to protect human life and personal property. Once an emergency occurs, the most important thing you can do to ensure the safety of your family is to remain calm and follow instructions from the public safety professionals.