Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, or even a wind storm are all capable of disrupting lives. Even local residents may find themselves searching for shelter, food, and medical needs. Any one of us might be thrust into caring for others or being cared for! Formally, it’s called Mass Care and includes: Sheltering (including household pets) Feeding […]
Prepare Your Neighborhood (PYN) is a grassroots effort to build and strengthen disaster readiness among neighbors.
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) trains members of our community to safely respond to local emergencies such as winter storms, floods, wild fires, earthquakes or tsunamis.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) coordinates efforts to plan and implement delivery of medical care in our community in case of emergency.
In emergencies, amateur radio operators — “hams” — provide communications between shelters, assembly sites, Map Your Neighborhood captains and the Emergency Operations Center.
American Red Cross (ARC) volunteers train to save lives and bring comfort, both locally and nationally.
Recovery starts with ongoing emergency preparedness, and extends into short-, intermediate-, and long-term recovery.