Disaster Preparedness

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The American Red Cross is there when disaster strikes – but we’re also working tirelessly year-round to prepare individuals, households, communities, businesses and organizations so that they can reduce their vulnerability and be more resilient in the face of disaster. By taking proactive steps together today, we can reduce the social and economic damage caused by future disasters and emergencies.

Evacuation Plan

Prepare Colorado

Prepare Colorado is a statewide, multi-year movement to save lives and reduce the impacts of disasters by mobilizing Coloradans to take action to be more prepared for disasters and emergencies. Prepare Colorado involves individuals and families, networks and neighborhoods, businesses and organizations in a whole-community approach to mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Workplace Training Class

Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency Trainings

Red Cross experts offer preparedness workshops and presentations ranging from a 1-hour intro to preparedness to intensive trainings in readiness and resiliency. These Red Cross trainings can be tailored to suit audiences including individuals and families, neighborhoods and community groups, schools, youth, seniors, people with disabilities, faith-based organizations, and businesses.

Red Cross offers training for companies

Preparedness for the Workplace and Community

Is your organization prepared? Businesses, schools and local organizations are a vital part of every community – and essential to their community’s ability to remain strong after a disaster or emergency. From a heart attack on site - to a fire that destroys your files - to a major disaster that affects your ability to operate, emergencies can strike anytime, anywhere. Red Cross experts can help you assess your organizational risks, create emergency preparedness plans and deliver training and emergency preparedness drills.

Denver Pillowcase Project

The PIllowcase Project

The American Red Cross Pillowcase Project is a free, interactive preparedness program designed for youth ages 8 to 11. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards and teaches safety, emotional coping skills, and personal preparedness.

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Preparedness Special Events & Campaigns

Visit this page for information about disaster preparedness and resiliency seasonal events and campaigns in Colorado, such as National Preparedness Month.

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Colorado Disaster Preparedness Resources

The Red Cross offers an extensive library of preparedness information, and also partners with numerous local, state and national agencies to promote disaster preparedness and resiliency.