Monday, December 4, 2023

From the Firehouse: National Preparedness Month

By Mac Hohenberger, Fire Chief, Denton County Emergency Services District #1

Each September, National Preparedness Month raises awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This initiative supports emergency preparedness efforts and encourages all individuals to be ready to take action before, during, and after an emergency strikes.

The Denton County ESD #1 encourages our citizens to make a plan today. Important things to consider:

Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.

Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated.

Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Please visit for more tips about emergency preparedness.

In July, the Denton County ESD #1 responded to 271 calls for service, with an average response time (dispatch to arrival) of 7:05.

We would like to remind our citizens to sign up for our FREE emergency notification system provided by Everbridge. Register by visiting our website at or by calling the Denton County ESD #1 Administration office at 940-464-7102.

For questions, please feel free to send me an email at [email protected]

CTG Staff
CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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