Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency

Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency

Learn how you can be ready for an emergency or disaster.

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.


Evacuation Plan

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

The campaign involves door-to-door neighborhood canvassing providing local residents with fire safety information, tools, and guidance to make fire escape plans and installation of smoke alarms. Neighborhoods are selected based on historical fire injury and deaths data. We are targeting the top 20 zip codes in the state first.


Workplace Training Class

Be Red Cross Ready

Join us for this up to 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. This workshop can be scheduled for groups of 10 or more. Email chwipreparedness@redcross.org.


Denver Pillowcase Project

Pillowcase Project

The American Red Cross Pillowcase Project, funded by the Walt Disney Company, 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. This one hour training is perfect for schools, after-school programs and community groups.

Email chwipreparedness@redcross.org


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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.


Southeastern Wisconsin - Disaster Relief

Wisconsin Disaster Preparedness Resources

You can also find helpful and timely information and assistance before, during and after a disaster or an emergency from the agencies below:

  • FEMA
  • Ready Wisconsin
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Wisconsin Emergency Management
  • 2-1-1 Wisconsin Call Centers