Be Prepared

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Are you prepared for an emergency?

Are you and your family prepared to take care of your own needs for the first 72 hours after a disaster or emergency?
The American Red Cross Central Valley Region is working every day to ensure our communities are ready for disaster by training individuals in lifesaving skills and empowering local businesses and community organizations to develop the necessary skills, resources, and networks needed to prepare for a disaster.
By fostering a culture of readiness through personal preparedness and collaboration between location organizations, communities become much more resilient and are able to recover quickly following a disaster.

How Prepared Is your Community?

Is your community prepared to survive and earthquake, flood or wildfire? Check out our new mapping tool, which shows how the Red Cross is working in your neighborhood each and every day to build stronger, more resilient communities.


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Didn’t see us in your neck of the woods? Request that we come prepare your group today!

Below is a list of resources and programs that the American Red Cross Central Valley Region offers in your community:
Be Red Cross Ready Personal Preparedness Training
We offer FREE individual preparedness training courses that cover the action steps necessary to ensure that individuals, families and their communities are prepared to respond to any disaster and emergency, large or small. Also available in Spanish. Please complete an on-site community presentation form or call (661) 324-6427.
Youth Preparedness Training
It is important that children and teens know what to do in an emergency. Youth can be prepared by participating in one of the following FREE programs: Be Red Cross Ready Teens, Ready K.I.D.S, or Masters of Disasters. To request your free on-site community presentation, Please complete an on-site community presentation form or call (661) 324-6427.
Firefighter Frank & Friends Puppet Show
Parents know the importance of learning fire safety skills, but may not have the resources to make the process fun and non-threatening to children. Join Firefighter Frank and his friends as they prepare youth ages 4-9 in this 45-minute puppet show extravaganza that educates participates in how to perform fire drills, how to stop, drop and roll, match safety, and crawling low in smoke. To request Firefighter Frank and Friends to visit your school or organization, please call (661) 324-6427.

To request an informational booth at your next event, please complete this Preparedness Event Request Form or call (661) 324-6427.

Please submit your request at least four weeks prior to your event. The Red Cross does rely on the generosity of volunteers to aid us in our mission and to attend community engagements.

Preparedness Information – When It’s Needed Most.
Get the facts you need — before, during, and after a disaster or emergency situation. As the nation's preeminent preparedness and safety training organization, the American Red Cross developed the following emergency-specific checklists using the latest research, science, best practices and expert opinion.
Preparedness Information – When It’s Needed Most.
Get the facts you need — before, during, and after a disaster or emergency situation. As the nation's preeminent preparedness and safety training organization, the American Red Cross developed the following emergency-specific checklists using the latest research, science, best practices and expert opinion.
Ready Rating program for Organizations
Ready Rating is a free program that helps businesses; schools and organizations become prepared for disasters and other emergencies. All in one place, Ready Rating members have access to one-of-a-kind tools, resources and information for evaluating and improving their ability to withstand disaster, maintain operations, and protect lives and property. Whether you are taking your first steps or have a fully functioning emergency management program, the Ready Rating program can help you achieve a higher level of preparedness. Visit www.readyrating.org for more information.