Emergency Preparedness For Individuals
Do 1 Thing is a web-based twelve month preparedness program that focuses on a different area of emergency preparedness each month, and provides a range of preparedness options for each topic. Every month has a low or no-cost option to become better prepared. We give you a choice of three things you can do, then you choose one. You can jump in at anytime.
Download the 12 Month Preparedness Plan pdf.
Make a Plan
GOAL FOR JANUARY Understand what puts you at risk from disasters and take steps to lower your risk. Disasters change things. When an emergency happens you
GOAL FOR FEBRUARY Have 72 hours (3 days) worth of water stored for your household. Whether you get water from a municipal water system or your
GOAL FOR MARCH Know how to respond safely when instructions are given to evacuate or take shelter. In a disaster you may be asked to either
GOAL FOR APRIL Have an emergency food supply that will meet the needs of your household for three days without outside help. An emergency food supply
Work, School and Community
GOAL FOR MAY Make sure the people who count on you are prepared for a disaster. Disasters can happen at any time. If you are away
Unique Family Needs
GOAL FOR JUNE Be aware of and prepare for your family’s unique needs. Every household is different. Is there an infant or young child in your
Family Communication Plan
GOAL FOR JULY Have the ability to communicate with family members during a disaster. Today we have more ways to speak with one another than ever
GOAL FOR AUGUST Make your community stronger by getting trained and getting involved. It takes more than police, fire and EMS to respond to a disaster.
GOAL FOR SEPTEMBER Make sure everyone in your household can receive, understand, and act on information received in an emergency. Getting correct information during an emergency
GOAL FOR OCTOBER Be able to safely meet your basic needs during an electrical outage. We count on electricity for heat, food, and medical needs. Many
GOAL FOR NOVEMBER Remember important items that may be overlooked when leaving your home in a disaster. Any emergency is easier to handle when you have
GOAL FOR DECEMBER Be prepared to give first aid while waiting for an ambulance. An emergency can happen at any time and any place. Many public