Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency

Are You Prepared to Take Action When the Time Comes?

Learn how you can be ready for an emergency or disaster.
  • Sign up for one of our FREE monthly preparedness workshops (register below)
  • Host your own Preparedness Party to get yourself and your friends/neighbors prepared.
  • Browse our Library of Safety and Preparedness Resources for information and materials to help you prepare yourself or your community
  • Connect with Business Preparedness Experts who can help your business, school or organization assess your risks and then help create and test emergency plans. (register below).
  • Request a Presentation from our certified professionals to help you prepare your family, community and workplace.

Register for a Training

Girl in front of Emergency Response Vehicle

Individual Preparedness Skills Workshop (FREE) - 4 Hours

Get an in-depth understanding of how to prepare yourself as well as your family, neighborhood, community or place of worship for emergencies. The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with the skills needed to be self-reliant for an extended period of time, and increase the capacity of their community to survive disasters by participating in preparedness, response and recovery activities.

American Red Cross disaster preparedness kit

Be Red Cross Ready Workshop (FREE) - 1 Hour

Join us for this one-hour overview and learn how to prepare yourself, your household and your community to be ready for and resilient during disasters. This is a basic, entry-level overview of individual, household and community preparedness.

Intro to Ready Rating

Introduction to Ready Rating – for Businesses, Schools & Organizations

A Red Cross Business and Organizational Preparedness Expert will meet one-on-one with your business, non-profit, school or organization to provide a 30-minute overview of the Red Cross Ready Rating program and how its 1-2-3 assessment can help your organization become more resilient in the face of a variety of emergencies. The presentation is followed by a Q&A session to help determine whether your organization should join the Ready Rating Program.

Lunch N Learn

Preparedness Lunch ‘N’ Learn for businesses and organizations

This 30-minute presentation is perfect for businesses and organizations that want to get their employees or members involved in preparedness but may not yet have time for an in-depth training. The Lunch ‘N’ Learn is designed to give your staff an overview of some key essentials for being prepared at home and the office.

Drill exercise

First Aid Drill /Exercise Evaluation for Businesses and Organizations

Request a Red Cross Preparedness Expert to observe and evaluate your business, school or organization’s emergency plans in action. When you are conducting an exercise or drill that to test your emergency plans, a Red Cross expert can be there to observe and help you evaluate the results.

Denver Pillowcase Project

The Pillowcase Project

The American Red Cross Pillowcase Project, funded by Disney, is an emergency preparedness education program geared towards youth ages 8-11. Students learn protective actions, coping skills and how to engage grown-ups in conversations about staying safe in emergencies. We are very excited to be a pilot region for this program and are pleased to offer this one-hour training for schools, after-school programs and community groups. Minimum number of participants is 20.

Red Cross instructor teaching a class

Download Free, hazard-specific disaster preparedness fact sheets and general information for your fair or booth event

As a volunteer-led organization, our primary focus is on responding to disasters and emergencies and providing direct training in preparedness skills through courses and workshops. If you would like to include information about the Red Cross at your next fair or booth event, please feel free to download and print any of these resources to share.