Preparing for Emergencies

Being prepared is an individual as well as organizational responsibility. Disasters can strike at any given time anywhere and, depending on the incident, it may take hours or days until first responders reach you. Therefore, it is critical to acquire knowledge, supplies and skills ahead of time so you can help yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your colleagues before professional help arrives.

For more preparedness tips, visit the American Red Cross or the Federal Emergency Management Agency.