The most critical step in mitigating a potential threat to you, your family and your community is preparation. Here, you will find access to resources that may prove invaluable in the event of a disaster.
Pet Preparedness may be a very important part of your overall family preparations.
Create an Emergency Preparedness Checklist for your family and then prepare your emergency plan, posting it where everyone will see it - on the refrigerator or bulletin board. Practice your plan, and make sure every family member knows what to do in an emergency.
Keep an Emergency Contacts list near the phone and make certain that everyone knows how to get in touch, possibly by calling an out-of-state friend or relative.
Take time now to learn the basics of Emergency CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) in the event that a life-threatening event occurs to one close to you.
In addition to having the supplies necessary for a functional First Aid Kit, familiarize yourself with a general set of First Aid Methods. We've included a Resource List of Emergency Supplies and Equipment vendors.
If you have special needs, or know of someone who does, the American Red Cross and the National Organization on Disability (NOD) provide numerous guides, tips, checklists and strategies for helping seniors and people with special needs or disabilities.
We encourage you to deepen your knowledge by visiting the below sites for further tools in safeguarding yourself and your loved ones.