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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


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