General Preparedness

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, to insure your family's safety, be prepared before a disaster strikes.

We recommend that you visit the web sites listed below for more information on general preparedness and training opportunities.

American Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org/

FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/index2.shtm