How to Prepare for Emergencies
It’s as Easy as 1-2-3
1 - Get a Kit
Learn the essential supplies to put in your family’s first aid and survival kits.
3 - Be Informed
Understand which disasters are likely in your area and what you must know to stay safe.
VIDEO: 3 Easy Steps to Prepare
Anyone Can Be Red Cross Ready
Need Help? That’s Why We’re Here!
Do you ever lie awake at night worrying about disasters that could strike your home and family? Being prepared may not prevent a disaster but it will give you confidence to meet the challenge. And the Red Cross will be at your side. Our interactive preparedness program will give you a great start.
Think You’re “Red Cross Ready”? Test yourself: can you agree with these statements?
I know what emergencies or disasters are most likely to occur in my community.
I have a family disaster plan and have practiced it.
I have an emergency preparedness kit.
At least one member of my household is trained in first aid and CPR/AED.
I have taken action to help my community prepare.
More Ways to Prepare
Try a 1-Minute Drill
Check out 5 important activities that your family can do in just minutes – you really can fit preparedness into your busy life.
Learn Hands-Only CPR
Watch our 2 minute video to learn how to give Hands-Only CPR to buy precious time for a person experiencing cardiac arrest.
Being Prepared Away from Home
Get tips on planning for emergencies away from home, including during your commute.
Preparation in the Digital Age
Learn how to prepare in advance for how you’ll communicate, navigate, and keep your data safe, if you lose power or the internet during an emergency.
Learn Lifesaving Skills
Take a class and be ready to respond if an emergency strikes.