HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN FAMILY PREPAREDNESS PLAN
One of the first and most crucial steps you need to take is to draw up a family preparedness plan with specific details to your home and the preparedness items you have designated. Be sure to have a family meeting and go over the plan to ensure everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency.
Ready.gov Disaster Preparedness Planning
WHAT YOU NEED IN AN EMERGENCY KIT
Ready.Gov and other government agencies like FEMA, recommend that you prepare for at least 72 hours of food and water per person, as well as having other tools and items needed to keep safe until first responders arrive to help. Whether you build your own kit or purchase a kit from a commercial survival and preparedness company, you want to make sure you have all of the recommended items to securely wait out out the emergency situation
What To Keep In Your Disaster Kit According To Ready.gov
HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
It always helps to stay abreast of the many preparedness activities that are available in your local community. Community involvement is a great way to understand what support may be available as well as being able to take advantage of your neighbors help and communication. Community Emergency Response Teams have been established in most cities and are a great way to get training and be involved. September is designated as Preparedness Month by Ready.gov and is an excellent way to keep your preparedness efforts updated and current on an annual basis.
- FEMA Voluntary And Community Based Organizations
- Ready.gov Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
- Ready.gov National Preparedness Month
CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS
All good businesses value their employees as the top priority in keeping their entity operating and profitable. Creating a disaster recovery plan and communicating it to your staff can be a great help when an emergency situation happens. Give your employees the knowledge and tools they need to help you keep your business going to minimize and mitigate any negative effects or down time.
Plan to Keep Your Small Business Running After a Disaster