Community Preparedness

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Prepared at Work

You spend just as much time at your workplace as you do in your home. So why not make sure you're prepared for an emergency during office hours as much as you prepare for an emergency at home?

The best way to make sure you and your place of business are safe is to be prepared before disaster strikes.

Download a copy of the Personal Workplace Disaster Supply Kit Basics

Red Cross Workplace Safety Training is the complete emergency preparedness solution that’s smart for your employees and your bottom line. In fact, studies show a $4 to $6 return for every dollar invested in health and safety training, with improvements in the costs associated with absenteeism, Workers’ Compensation claims and productivity. With comprehensive, flexible programs, Red Cross training helps employees stay prepared for virtually any life-threatening situation and meets OSHA First Aid Guidelines.

Your Employees Are The Heart of your Business.
Consider the cost of an accident or illness, the peril and chaos of a disaster and you'll see that Red Cross training is an investment that pays for itself time and again. By providing the American Red Cross Silicon Valley's Chapter’s First Aid, CPR and Preparedness Training to your employees, you ensure that your workplace and their homes will be safer, healthier and more productive environments.

Prepared at School and in the Community

American Red Cross provides trained professionals who will customize a presentation to meet the needs and interests of your school or organization. The variety of presentations are offered help to provide communities with the knowledge, tools and resources to cope with disaster situations that arise.

The American Red Cross teaches individuals, families, and businesses how to prevent, prepare for, mitigate, and respond to disasters through our Community Disaster Education program. We provide trained professionals who will customize a presentation to meet the needs and interests of your school or organization. The variety of presentations offered help to provide communities with the knowledge, tools and resources to cope with disaster situations that arise.

If you're a teacher, a parent or a student, be sure you are prepared for emergencies and disasters that could happen at your school. Children can be sensitive to disaster situations and being prepared with the information and skills needed to make situations less stressful are helpful. We also have tailored programs for schools and youth programs.

Presentations are offered free of charge, but donations are encouraged to cover costs. We distribute at least 1 brochure/flyer per participant. (Estimated cost: 25 brochures = $5, 25 flyers = $2)

Ready, Set, Respond Program

The American Red Cross and AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah (NCNU) have teamed up to create Ready, Set, Respond! – a 90-minute FREE workshop designed to increase the amount of citizens in our communities who know basic preparedness skills, understand the volunteer intake process following a major local disaster, and be exposed to information on the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross and how to get involved. Sign up for the workshop nearest you at http://philanthropy.go.aaa.com/respond/

Contact

For more information about the specific adult presentations available and to schedule a presentation, contact svccpe@redcross.org or call 408-577-2070

For more information about the specific youth presentations available and to schedule a presentation, please email YouthServicesSVC@redcross.org.

For more information about having an American Red Cross booth at your next Health Fair, please fill out the Community Preparedness Events form.