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Preparedness... An Everyday Task for Everyday Life

Being prepared for emergencies is crucial at home, school, work and in your community.
Disaster 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. Therefore, the best way to make you and your family safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes.

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Click on the links below to view and download information on family safety and preparedness. 
All information can be printed and shared with family, friends, or others in your community.

General Disaster Preparedness

Other Disasters

Family Disaster Supplies Kit

Terrorism - Prepare for the Unexpected

Your Family Evacuation Plan

Helping Children Cope with Disaster

Food Supply/Storage

Why Do I Feel this Way?

Food and Water in an Emergency

Homeland Security - Individuals

Water Supply/Storage

Homeland Security - Families

Blackouts / Power Outages 

Homeland Security - Schools

Generator Safety

Homeland Security - Neighborhoods

Financial Preparations for Disaster

Homeland Security - Businesses

Preparing your Pet for Disaster

Sheltering in Place

Anatomy of a 1st Aid Kit

Common Sense Anthrax Information

Your Family Disaster Plan

Can You Afford to Lose Everything You Own - What is Renter's Insurance?

Drought Recommendations

¿Puede Permitirse Perder Todos Sus Bienes?  ¿Qué es el seguro de alquiler?

Su equipo de suministros de desastres

Ayudar los niños

Incendidos de casa


Checklist for People With Mobility Problems


Home Fire Safety


¿Está preparado para un incendio?


Warm Weather Safety

Cold Weather Safety

Home Pool Safety

Winter Storm Readiness

Personal Watercraft Safety

Winter Driving Safety

Rafting & Tubing Safety

Home Heating Safety

Waterpark Safety

General Cold Weather Safety

Lake & River Safety

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Understanding Heat-Related Illness

Outdoor Winter Safety

Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Stages of Heat-Related Illness

Prepare for Being Stranded in Your Vehicle

Caring for Heat-Related Illness


Wildfire Safety & Preparedness

To Your Good Health!

Wildfire Safety

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Creating Defensible Space

Take the Healthy Heart IQ Test

Livestock Preparedness

West Nile Virus Information

Drought Recommendations

Anatomy of a 1st Aid Kit


Ticks & Lyme Disease


Flu Season Information



Kitchen Safety for Kids

Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips

Car Safety Seats for Children

Halloween Safety Tips

Keeping Babies & Children Safe

Summer Safety Tips

Night Time Safety for Your Baby


Get Prepared - Take a Class

If you would like a Red Cross Community Educator to visit with your organization or staff to provide a more formal program of education on safety and preparedness, please contact us at 505-265-8514.