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Be better informed and utilize Richardson programs to become more prepared.

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  • Emergency Notification System - Allows the City to rapidly via calls, texts, and email of emergency situations (such as missing child, chemical spill, drinking water issues, and other public health concerns). Let responders know about your unique medical history and needs including severe allergies (latex, bee stings), heart problems, or high blood pressure.
  • @RichardsonOEM Office of Emergency Management Twitter - Follow OEM to learn more about how to prepare your family. Information provided is based on season, current emergency management topics and more.
  • Get current weather information by city, state, or zip code. For weather on the go, search and download weather monitoring apps which can notify you automatically of National Weather Services Warnings, Watches or Advisories.

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Save Valuable Time During an Emergency

  • File of Life - Keep your medication types/dosage and other vital information on your refrigerator and ready for responders. Fire of Life kits are FREE and available at any Richardson Fire Station or the Richardson Senior Center located at 820 W. Arapaho Road. Kits have a magnetic sleeve, medical information form, and registration card.  
  • Lockbox - If emergency responders cannot get to you, they might have to break out a window or force open a locked door to reach you.
    • Primarily for residents age 60 and above OR those with major medical needs (that could render them incapacitated or unconscious) 
    • Residents who live alone or are left alone regularly, the Residential Lockbox Program allows first responders quickly access to your home during medical or other emergencies limiting property damage due to forced entry. Don't delay the help you need when you call 9-1-1.

Get the Scout Emergency Preparedness Badge

Learn about emergency management and how the Scouts can help their families become better prepared. Richardson's Office of Emergency Management has developed a merit badge document to help answer questions that are in the merit badge requirements. While this should cover the basics, we encourage the Scout to contact us to answer any questions they may have and provide further information.