Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Contact Numbers 


Telephone Numbers

Ambulance 911
Emergency Operations – County Cert: 240-777-2300
Evacuation Site – Walt Whittman High School 7301 Whittier Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817 301-320-6600
Health Department 240-777-3986
Hospital – Suburban Hospital 240-826-6000
Hospital – Shady Grove Hospital 301-253-6300
Local Office of Child Care 240-314-1400
Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222
Utilities – Water 1-800-828-6431
Utilities – Electric (PEPCO) 202-833-7500
Utilities – Gas (Washington Gas) 1-888-941-4328
Local Emergency Alert System (EAS) Radio Stn. WTOP 103.5 FM, WGOP 540 AM, WYKS 93.9, WSMO 98.3

Our school is taking part in the national effort to be ready in time of emergency. FEMA has recently published a full guideline called “Are You Ready?” an in-depth guide to citizen preparedness. The publication is an informative guide for times of natural emergencies such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and more, including Technological Hazards and Terrorism. Being prepared can reduce fear and anxiety. It is highly recommended that all families print our a copy of Emergency Contact Numbers that can be found under this section of Parents Page and keep it next to your phone. More info can be found on the Department of Homeland Security’s website www.ready.gov or by calling 1-800-be-ready for printed information.