Disaster Preparedness

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The American Red Cross is here to make sure you are as prepared as you possibly can be for potential disasters and other emergencies.

The Red Cross offers a variety of preparedness programs depending on different needs and audiences. Thanks to the generosity of individuals, companies and foundations, all preparedness programs are free of charge.

The American Red Cross makes it easy for you to prepare your family. Get prepared before disaster strikes.

Preparedness Programs

Get Prepared Class

Community Disaster Education

Our local chapter hosts workshops on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30pm-6:30pm. In these workshops, participants will complete an emergency plan, receive information on how to build an emergency kit, and learn hands-only CPR. Please note: this is NOT a certificated CPR class. To enroll in a certificated CPR class, please visit http://www.redcross.org/takeaclass.

Please Click Here to view our Prepare San Diego educational booklet, which includes tips on how you can get better prepared for disasters big and small.

To sign up for a monthly workshop, please contact Ricardo Moran at 858-309-1272 or ricardo.moran@redcross.org.


Workplace Training

Prepare Your Business with Ready Rating

Ready Rating is a free program offered by the Red Cross that helps businesses, schools and organizations become prepared for disasters and other emergencies. All in one place, Ready Rating members have access to one-of-a-kind tools, resources and information for evaluating and improving their ability to withstand disaster, maintaining operations, and protecting lives and property. Whether you're taking your first steps or have a fully-functioning emergency management program, the Ready Rating program can help you achieve a higher level of preparedness. Please visit www.readyrating.org for more information.


Youth Preparedness

Youth Preparedness

Disasters strike quickly and without warning. They can be traumatic for children and teens, if they don't know what to do. The Red Cross offers specialized disaster education materials for children, students and youth groups.

The Red Cross offers many programs- such as the Pillowcase Project- to aid in youth preparedness. Youth may also participate in the Ford Youth Council or the ongoing Red Cross Home Fire Prevention Campaign to learn more about the importance of preparedness. For more information on how to get involved with these programs, please contact Ricardo Moran at (858) 309-1272 or Ricardo.Moran@Redcross.org.


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Senior Preparedness

The American Red Cross recommends that senior citizens create a personal support network made up of several individuals who will check in on you in an emergency, to ensure your wellness and to give assistance if needed.

PDF - Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors

PDF - Senior Book in Spanish


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Prepare San Diego

The American Red Cross makes it easy for you to prepare your family. Get prepared before disaster strikes. For more information, please visit www.PrepareSanDiego.org or www.PrepareImperialValley.org. Here you will find fact sheets, preparedness checklists and other helpful information to keep you informed and safe.