Services and Programs Offered: Coordinate local, state, and federal resources, both human and material to limit damages and expedite recovery from both manmade and natural disasters; provide public awareness education program; provide training to the community's disaster organizations in emergency services and operations. Cause and origin investigation of fires and arson. Coordination of the county fire and rescue districts in order to develop a comprehensive emergency services system within the county. Development of a comprehensive fire education program - FARE (Fire Awareness Resistance Education) program for the county schools. Conducts fire inspections in every building in the county, according to state fire code. Implementation of the North Carolina State Fire Prevention Code. Fire education programs for community services groups, senior citizens, etc...
The Harnett County Office of Emergency Services is committed to establishing and maintaining a progressive Emergency Services Organization that is based on the Principles of Teamwork, Cooperation, Mutual Respect and an Awareness of the needs of our Community and its Citizens.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT MISSION STATEMENT
To protect the citizens and environment of Harnett County from the effects of disasters and emergencies through a unified and comprehensive emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery by local, State, and Federal partners, private industry and volunteer organizations.
EMS MISSION STATEMENT
Harnett County EMS Divisions Mission is to coordinate, develop, improve and maintain a comprehensive and dynamic emergency medical services system to prevent and reduce premature death and disability. This system shall be integrated within the entire health care network. The emergency medical services system will ensure prompt, effective and unimpeded service to all residents and visitors of Harnett County.
FIRE MARSHAL MISSION STATEMENT
The Harnett County Fire Marshal’s Division is committed to providing our community with a professional fire and life safety program through comprehensive fire protection plan reviews, informative occupancy inspections, effective fire and life safety code enforcement, and definitive fire origin and cause investigations in order to reduce the loss of life and property of the citizens of Harnett County. We will strive to maintain an unmatched level of professionalism and support to our community.
“I’m Safe” feature lets people alert their loved ones with a push of a button
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 — The American Red Cross today launched its official Hurricane App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit hurricane prone areas.
This free app is the second in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in emergency preparedness, for use on both iPhone and Android platforms. It gives instant access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes. Building on the Red Cross’ leadership in the social media space, the app also includes a number of features that allow people to monitor personalized weather alerts in locations where family and friends reside and share information with others in their social networks who might also need it.
“We want everyone to be to be ready for hurricanes,” said Hugh Quinn, Interim CEO for the Heart of Carolina Region. “The Red Cross Hurricane App allows people to receive and spread emergency information and to share their own status with friends and loved ones through social networks, anywhere, anytime.”
The launch of the Red Cross hurricane app comes just before what is traditionally the busiest period of the Atlantic hurricane season. Features of the app include:
· One touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to broadcast reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets that they are out of harm’s way;
· Location-based NOAA weather alerts for the United States and its territories users can share on social networks;
· Remote monitoring of personalized weather alerts where family and friends reside
· Locations of open Red Cross shelters;
· Simple steps and checklists people can use to create a family emergency plan;
· Preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action steps, even without mobile connectivity;
· Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm; and
· Badges users can earn through interactive quizzes and share on social networks.
The app enables people across the country to receive alerts for locations in areas where they like to vacation or where loved ones live, giving peace of mind to travelers, people who winter in warmer climates and those with elderly relatives or college students in coastal areas.
National Red Cross experts in health, safety, and preparedness have thoroughly reviewed and field tested the information and advice provided in this app. The Hurricane App follows the recently released Red Cross First Aid App which has had nearly 600,000 downloads in just six weeks. Testimonials and positive reviews have shown how dozens of people already have used the app to help in real-life situations.
The Hurricane and First Aid Apps can be found in the Apple App Store http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hurricane-by-american-red/id545689128?mt=8
and the Google Play Store for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.hfa
by searching for American Red Cross. Downloading the First Aid app is not a substitute for training. First Aid and CPR/AED training empowers people to know how to respond to emergencies in case advanced medical help is delayed. People can visit redcross.org/takeaclass for course information and to register.