Prepare SoCal and Prepare San Diego
Get prepared before disaster strikes! The American Red Cross provides easy-to-understand tools, tips and guidance on how to prepare your family for emergencies. For more information, please visit PrepareSoCal.org and PrepareSanDiego.org to find free tools and resources, preparedness information, checklists and more. You can also click here to access the Red Cross Emergency Resource Library.
Community Preparedness Education Presentations
Be Red Cross Ready
This presentation teaches individuals how to “Be Red Cross Ready” for an emergency or disaster by following three simple steps: 1) Get a Kit, 2) Make a Plan and 3) Be Informed. This presentation is offered to different age groups above 16 years of age and can be modified for seniors.
Ready Rating (Organizational Emergency Preparedness)
Facilitators will walk your business, school or organization through the free Red Cross Ready Rating program. This simple, online, step-by-step program makes developing an Emergency Action Plan easy. After completion of the program, Ready Rating members gain access to one-of-a-kind tools and resources for evaluating and improving their ability to withstand disasters, maintain operations and protect lives and property.
Prepare with Pedro
This 30-to 45-minute preparedness education program for grades K-2 teaches students how to stay safe from home fires. Students learn preparedness and coping skills and receive a storybook to share what they have learned with family members at home. This presentation is currently only offered in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
The Pillowcase Project
The Pillowcase Project is a preparedness education program for children in grades 3-5 that teaches students vital emergency preparedness information and helpful coping skills for stressful situations. Upon completion of the program, students receive a workbook and a sturdy pillowcase that they can use to build their own emergency kit. Presentations are customized to focus on hazards that are important and relevant to the local community.
This presentation teaches Hands-Only CPR, which can help a bystander provide life-saving care until professional responders arrive. Participants learn how to check for consciousness, call 911 and properly administer continuous chest compressions.
Health & Safety Training for Organizations
The Red Cross offers unparalleled flexibility in delivering health & safety training for organizations that meets Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. Employees can be trained online, through regularly scheduled community classes, onsite at your location or the Red Cross can train the trainers in your organization to deliver Red Cross courses. Please contact Rob Binder at 619-214-4171 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Home Fire Campaign
In 2014, the American Red Cross and its partners launched the Home Fire Campaign initiative, which aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires. The Red Cross is asking every household in America to join us in taking two simple steps that can save lives: checking or installing smoke alarms and practicing fire drills at home. Please click here for more information.
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It’s important to prepare for possible emergencies because they can strike suddenly and violently at any time and any place. There are three steps everyone can take that can help make a difference: be prepared, get connected, and take action. Visit PrepareSoCal.org or Prepare San Diego for more information.
Be Red Cross Ready Handout (English | Spanish)
Prepare SoCal (English)
Prepare San Diego (English | Spanish)