What does the American Red Cross say about emergency preparedness?

It’s important to prepare for possible disasters and other emergencies. Natural and human caused disasters can strike suddenly, at any time and anywhere. There are three actions everyone can take that can help make a difference …

Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed.

Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.


Be Red Cross Ready Checklist

  1. I know what emergencies or disasters are most likely to occur in my community.


  1. I have a family disaster plan and have practiced it.


  1. I have an emergency preparedness kit.


  1. At least one member of my household is trained in first aid and CPR/AED.


I have taken action to help my community prepare.


*Please note that The Perfect Prepper is not affiliated with the American Red Cross. The above information is from the official ARC website at redcross.org.