We know disaster preparedness works. By participating in these important programs and educating yourself on how to prepare, you are contributing to the safety of your family, neighbors, and community.
Following a major disaster and/or emergency, professionally trained first responders who provide law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS) may not be able to meet the demands for these services.
Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, road blockages, and overall magnitude of situation may prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People may have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate needs. It is your responsibility to prepare for and emergency.
There are simple guidelines for creating family emergency preparedness which will work for you: