Get a Kit—Get a kit of emergency supplies that will allow you and your communities to survive for at least three days in the event an emergency happens. Go to www.ready.gov and www.redcross.org for a complete list of recommended supplies.
Make a Plan—Plan in advance what you and your community will do in an emergency. Go to www.ready.gov and www.redcross.org/prepare for more information and templates to help get you started.
Be Informed—Learn more about different threats that could affect your community and appropriate responses to them. Go to www.ready.gov and www.redcross.org/prepare for more information about natural disasters and potential terrorist threats.
Get Involved—After preparing yourself and your communities for possible emergencies, take the next step: get training in first aid and emergency response and get involved in preparing the community at large. Visit www.citizencorps.gov or www.redcross.org/prepare to find out about training and volunteer opportunities through your local Citizen Corps Council or American Red Cross Chapter.