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National Emergency Preparedness Month 2016

Emergency Preparedness Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the important work being done to make sure our communities are safe, healthy, and ready for public health emergencies and/or disasters.

The theme “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today” is the continuing theme from 2015.  Often families are not with their loved ones when catastrophe strikes, so having up-to-date contact information for those you need to get in touch with during a public health emergency and/or disaster is critical.  It is also possible to collect names and addresses of your neighbors and talking to them one by one so that if something should happen you can call different neighbors and ask what can you do or how can you help.

Ask about plans at the places where family spends the most time: work, school and other places you frequent.  If none exist, consider volunteering to help develop one.  You will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead, and communicate with others in advance.

Over 60 percent of Americans say preparation for natural or man-made disasters is very important to them, however, only a staggering 17 percent of Americans claim to be prepared for an emergency situation, according to a new survey commissioned by the Ad Council.

Disasters can have a major impact on the workplace, both for the people who work there, and to workplace operations.  After a disaster, workplaces cannot recover without their people and people cannot recover without a job to go back to.

Organizations can have tremendous influence on their personnel when it comes to preparing for a disaster.  When employers encourage employees to be prepared for disasters, employees are 75 percent more likely to take action.  And with more than 63 percent of the US population aged 16 or older in the labor force, the workplace is one of the most effective environments for educating and encouraging people to take steps to be ready for disasters, which includes being fully age-appropriate immunized – flu, pneumonia, HPV, MMR, etc.

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said, “Unfortunately, as we have dealt with here in our own Springfield, it is better to be prepared and forewarned, than not. I commend Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, Emergency Preparedness Director Bob Hassett, all our brave and dedicated police, firefighters, first responders and associated city departments for always being there in our time of need.”

“Emergencies can happen at any time,” said Helen Caulton-Harris, Springfield Health Commissioner.  “Taking a few simple steps now to prepare yourself, your family and your community makes the entire community more resilient and better able to respond to emergency events.”  All residents, Don’t Wait. CommunicateMake Your Emergency Plan Today.

For further information contact:

                                    Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Coordinator

                                    Tony L. Pettaway

                                    (413) 750-2696 tpettaway@springfieldcityhall.com

Ready.gov/prepare

                                    Cdc.gov//yme/transmission/index.html

                                    National Weather Services

                                    https://www.mylocalclinic.com;fess

 

 

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Parking Information

Forms and Applications

SPA Request for Citation Dismissal Form (68k)

Paying Springfield Parking tickets


Pay Springfield Parking Tickets online

Payments for parking tickets will no longer be accepted at the SPA office.

City parking tickets may also be paid by cash. check or credit card at:

City Collector's Office
Springfield City Hall
Room 112
36 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103


The Collector's Office is open, except holidays, Monday thru Wednesday and Friday 8:30AM to 4:00PM and Thursday 8:30AM to 6:00PM.

APPEALS / TICKET INFORMATION

Parking Ticket inquiries and appeals should be directed to the Executive Parking or the Springfield Parking Authority, Monday thru Friday, except holidays, 8am to 4:30pm:

Executive Parking
150B Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-731-0006

Springfield Parking Authority
150 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-787-6118

150 and 150B Bridge Street are located in the courtyard between the Columbus Center Garage and 1550 Main Street.

About the Springfield Parking Authority

The Springfield Parking Authority (SPA) is a body politic and corporate and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts created and approved by the mayor and city council of Springfield and the Massachusetts Legislature in 1981. The SPA is primarily responsible for the development and management of a comprehensive public off-street parking system in support of economic development activities in downtown Springfield. Beginning in 2008, the Springfield Parking Authority has taken over management of on-street parking. This includes maintenance of all on-street parking equipment, monitoring of on-street parking usage, citation issuance and collection, and parking studies to better serve the City of Springfield.

Visit the Springfield Parking Authority web site

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