Safety and Preparedness

Being prepared for emergencies is crucial at home, school, work and in your community.

Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood, workplace or school or can confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services water, gas, electricity or telephones were cut off?

Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. The best way to make you and your family safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes. We encourage you to take the following three preparedness steps:

3 steps to preparedness

  1. Get a Kit

    Consider the following when assembling or restocking your kit to ensure your family is prepared for any disaster:

    • Store at least three days of food, water and supplies in your family's easy-to-carry preparedness kit. Keep extra supplies on hand at home in case you cannot leave the affected area.
    • Keep your kit where it is easily accessible.
    • Remember to check your kit every six months and replace expired or outdated items.
  2. Make a Plan

    Planning ahead will help you have the best possible response to disaster.

  3. Be informed

    There are three key parts to becoming informed:

    • Get Info
    • Know Your Region
    • Action Steps

We offer many courses throughout the year to meet the needs of the community. Each is designed to teach people how to keep themselves and their families safer and how to respond in case of an emergency.


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