The American Red Cross Northern Ohio Region offers a variety of virtual programs to help you better prepare for emergencies.
Be Red Cross Ready Training
Learn to be “Red Cross Ready” in our new online format from the comfort of your own home!
Hosted by the American Red Cross, Be Red Cross Ready is a national, standardized, FREE preparedness education curriculum for adults taught by certified presenters. The program is designed to help people understand, prepare for and respond appropriately to disasters big and small.
All you need is a laptop or smart phone to access the online classroom and to set aside some time on your calendar. Read below to find the class that's right for you!
Be Red Cross Ready Classes - February
General Preparedness & Home Fire Safety
The Be Red Cross Ready: General Preparedness will share suggestions on how you and your family can be better prepared for all types of emergencies. We will also cover Fire Safety preparedness information and share information on how home fires happen and steps you can take to avoid fires in your home.
The Be Red Cross Ready Winter Storms will provide information on how to know when a storm will occur and actions you and you family can take to be prepared, especially if you need to shelter in place for a few days. We will also discuss General Preparedness information and share suggestions on how you and your family can be better prepared for all types of emergencies.
Be Red Cross Ready - Smoke Alarm Safety is a presentation that will discuss everything you need to know about smoke alarms, including proper installation and location, maintenance, and what to do if they sound off. We will also cover fire safety tips to avoid fires in your home and discuss steps of an evacuation plan.
The Be Red Cross Ready: The American Red Cross Winter Pet Safety presentation will help remind dog and cat owners of hazards which could present themselves to their pets. The presentation will provide emergency care tips until veterinary assistance is available. Owners also learn the healthy signs of a dog or cat so that they can recognize health problems early and precautions we need to take to keep out dogs & cats safe during the winter.
Help your business, organization or school be prepared for emergencies
American Red Cross Ready Rating™ is a program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies. Ready Rating is a free and easy, web-based membership program that allow organizations to use one or two proprietary assessments to measure their current state of preparedness. Then based on their own score, the program provides a Next Steps Report which helps them develop a complete Business Continuity Program.