Reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters
Develop relationships with organizations that could provide support for our community such as our faith based organizations, NeighborsWhoCare, FireCorps231, HOAs, American Red Cross, Bashas/Safeway, and the big box stores.
Community Preparedness (ready.gov/community-preparedness-toolkit)
Make A Plan
Get Involved: HOA, NeighborhoodWatch, CERT
You Are the Help Until Help Arrives
Identify those in the greatest need for assistance
End of Life Planning
Water, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, lighting
Food, dry cereal, can goods and can opener when you can't cook
Warm blankets or sleeping bag when there is no heat.
See the Links page at top for more information
FEMA IS Online Courses
IS317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams
IS394 Protecting Your Homes or Small Business From Disasters
IS909 Community Preparedness Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone
IS288 The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management
Air - 3 Minutes
Smoke alarms, fire extinguisher, lighting, Stop the Bleed, CPR, immediate Meds, get out of the house
Water - 3 Hours
Water (1 gal/person/day), meds, first aid, shelter from heat or cold, family contacts, help from neighbors and community, phones not working, get car out of garage, relocate, information about what happened and what to do, and warm clothes/blankets (when no heat).
Food - 3 Days
Water and Food (cooking may not be available), dry cereal, can goods, can opener, powdered milk or energy drink, snacks, vitamins, meds, shelter, relocate or hunker down, help from neighbors and community. More information needed. Will anybody come to help?