PEP Team

Pep tam members
PEP Team Mission
Preparedness Education helps individuals, families, organizations and businesses prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. It is a key element of the Mission of the American Red Cross. The term Preparedness Education covers a wider range of hazards than just disasters and it shows that groups other than a community need to be educated about preparing for emergencies. Our Trained presenters go out into our community to conduct free preparedness presentations. They go to neighborhood and community organizations, schools, businesses and everything in between.

PEP Presentation Request
A typical presentation runs 60 minutes with time included for questions, but can be adapted to meet your scheduling needs. Our PEP Team will help you ‘Be Red Cross Ready’ in three simple steps: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed. Presentations can be tailored to include common disasters in Tennessee as well. Preparedness literature is provided free of charge at presentations and is available in multiple languages upon request.
  1. Requests must be submitted at least one month in advance of request date.
  2. The minimum number for a presentation is 10 individuals.
  3. Requests are processed on a weekly basis, so you may expect a response within one week of submission.
  4. As this is a volunteer led program, confirmation of requests is dependent upon volunteer availability.
  5. Requests can not be confirmed until a presenter is scheduled. You will receive confirmation by phone or email once a volunteer is scheduled. Please not that submission of a request does not ensure a presentation. If we are unable to find an available volunteer presenter, you may be asked to look for an alternate date.
To request a PEP Team please click on the following link: PEP Request Form

PEP Team Member Qualifications
  • Emergency management professionals or Community leaders
  • Public Health professionals
  • College students pursuing a degree in emergency management or related field
  • Existing American Red Cross Community Disaster Education presenters
  • Professional Educators or Professional Trainer
  • Background or experience in public speaking or communications
  • Others as determined by the chapter’s preparedness program administrator

If you are interested in becoming a PEP Member please contact Bobby Young at or 615-250-4296