ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Citizen Preparedness

A resource to improve citizen, community and business preparedness for a disaster per the recommendation of the ANSI-hDSCC Workshop on Citizen Preparedness. In the words of Tom Ridge, Secretary of Homeland Security, "We cannot protect the homeland if we do not protect the hometown; we cannot protect the hometown until we protect the home".


Family and Home Preparedness

Three keys to preparing for an emergency:

 Assemble an emergency supply kit
 Develop a family communication plan
 Learn about the types of emergencies you could face.

Learn more about how to ensure the safety of your family and home

Community Preparedness

Learn how to ensure the safety of your community

Business Preparedness

Learn about emergency preparedness and business continuity

School Preparedness

Resources for ensuring the safety of your school

Persons with Disabilities Preparedness

Resources to ensure the safety of persons living with a disability

Senior Citizen Preparedness

Resources to ensure the safety of senior citizens

Emergency Communications

Resources and instructions on communications in times of an emergency

Cyber Security

Resources to help ensure cyber security at home and work

Emergency Resources

Useful sources of information in times of an emergency

Health Resources

Preparedness, response and follow-up resources to ensure public physical and mental health

General Resources

Learn about the activities of organizations and federal and state agencies involved in homeland security

Research on Citizen Preparedness

Review research on and analysis of citizen preparedness

DISCLAIMER: ANSI has provided this information and these lists of hyperlinks to other websites as a public service. All of the hyperlinks on this page connect to websites which are managed by other organizations, companies, or individuals. These sites are not under ANSI's control, and ANSI is not responsible for the information or links you may find there. ANSI makes no representation or warranties with respect to accuracy or completeness of the contents or resources contained herein. ANSI specifically disclaims any responsibility for the recommendations or fitness of any recommendation for any particular purpose and shall in no event be liable for any loss of profit, life, or any other damage, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential, or other damages. The presence of these links on ANSI's website is not intended to imply ANSI endorsement of that site.

ANSI Membership