Disaster Preparedness

  • Safe in the Sound

    Learn more about how to prepare for disasters in your community through our Safe in the Sound preparedness initiative.


    Learn about Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED training courses.

An emergency can strike anyone, anytime. Whether it’s an earthquake that hits our entire community…a flood that threatens your neighborhood…a disaster that disrupts your business…the American Red Cross can help ensure that you, your family and your co-workers are well prepared.

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

For more information, please contact your local Red Cross chapter.

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Community Preparedness Education

If you have a group of ten or more people, the Red Cross will come to you and give a free preparedness presentation tailored specifically for your needs.

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Workplace Preparedness Training

If you are a business or non-profit agency, disaster preparedness training is critical to maintaining safety and ensuring everyone knows what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency.

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Youth Preparedness

The Red Cross offers specialized disaster education materials for children, students and youth groups.

Get Prepared

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Get a Kit

Be prepared for a disaster or emergency by having the proper supplies.
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Make a Plan

Know what to do in case of an emergency or disaster.
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Be Informed

Know important information to help keep you and your loved ones safe.