By Paul Kurtz
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Local and national emergency response agencies joined forces today at 30th Street Station to get their latest information out to commuters.
FEMA, Amtrak police, and the Red Cross were among the many agencies who set up information booths inside the main lobby at the 30th Street train station.
Joan Przybylowicz of the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management says they are trying to educate commuters on how to prepare for all types of emergencies.
“We have information on how to put an emergency supply kit together, so if they need to evacuate they can grab their kit — it’s called a ‘go-bag — just grab it and go. We have information on the city’s evacuation routes, and we also have information for emergency text alerts from the city,” she said.
Stephanie Martin was among many commuters who snapped up pamphlets and informational souvenirs. She takes the train in from Lancaster on a daily basis.
“I definitely want to be aware as I can be about what I need to do to be safe, what I can do to alert the Amtrak police here,” she said. “So anything they have that can teach us, I’m definitely willing to learn.”
This is one of many outreach events being held across the Delaware Valley as part of National Emergency Preparedness Month.