Public Safety Services Do 1 Thing
What is Do 1 Thing?

"Do 1 Thing" is a 12-month preparedness program we are modeling for Montcalm County – based on a program initiated by the tri-county region of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. "Do 1 Thing" focuses on a different area of emergency preparedness each month. The Lansing tri-county group has created a toolkit online that it urges other agencies and other counties throughout Michigan to use in their own communities to promote this important emergency preparedness concept.

How does it work?

Individuals will be encouraged to take one step each month in a specific area of preparedness. They will receive the message from a variety of agencies, each with its own unique perspective, but all providing a consistent message.

You are the only one who can ensure your own safety and the safety of your family in a disaster
Disasters change things: you may not have things that you take for granted every day (electricity, water, cell phones, grocery stores, rapid emergency response)
If you know that your family is taken care of, you will be better able to help your neighborhood and your community
You can become better prepared in small steps
Every step you take in becoming prepared will help those that you care about, first responders, and others in your community

Monthly Fact Sheets

Committee Agencies that have partnered to bring Do 1 Thing to Montcalm County include:
Montcalm Alliance
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Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office
Montcalm County Emergency Services
Carson City Hospital
Sheridan Community Hospital
American Red Cross
Montcalm County
United Way/Volunteer Connections
Mid-Michigan District Health Department

Montcalm County Commission on Aging
Montcalm County Central Dispatch Authority
Montcalm Public Radio
Pierson Township Board / Pierson Township Neighborhood Watch
Greenville Department of Public Safety
MSU Extension
Montcalm Area Intermediate School District tn_pets
Carson City-Crystal Area Schools
Central Montcalm Public Schools
Belvidere Township Board
Eureka Charter Township Board