Prepare for Emergency or Disaster

Be Prepared. Get Connected. Take Action.

Join millions across the country who feel safe because they can say, "I am Red Cross Ready”. Being Red Cross Ready means you knowing what to do and how to stay safe in the event of an emergency. It’s important to prepare for possible emergencies because they can strike suddenly and violently at any time and any place. Get Red Cross Ready for your own peace of mind.

There are three basic steps everyone can take to make a difference in their lives:

be prepared, get connected, and take action.
Be Prepared

You’re more prepared than you think. Know what to do and have what you need in case an emergency strikes.

Get a Kit

Make a Plan

Be Informed

Get Connected

We are more resilient during emergencies when we help each other. Work together to organize your community and networks online and in-person. Agree to stay in touch.

Learn How to Connect

Take Action

Ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they take lifesaving classes or volunteer to help others. Take CPR classes, give blood, or volunteer.

How to Be Extraordinary

Think You’re Red Cross Ready? Take the challenge.

I have an emergency preparedness kit.

Help me build my kit

Shop for a kit


I have a family disaster plan and have practiced.

Help me make a plan

Your plan resouces

I know which emergencies or disasters are most likely to occur near me.

Tell me more about hazards to be prepared for in my area.

At least one member of my household is trained in first aid and CPR/AED.

Show me CPR and first aid classes available near me

I have taken action to get connected and stay connected to my community.

Teach me how to build a resilient community

Preparedness booklet and Handout to share

What to Be Ready For in Your Area?

Tips and strategies for preparing, responding and recovering from disasters and emergencies
Those Who Need Extra Help

Some loved ones may need extra attention during an emergency. Planning ahead is crucial. Don’t forget your furry family members either!

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