Have you talked to your neighbors about a neighborhood emergency preparedness plan? 46 percent of individuals expect to rely on people in their neighborhood for assistance within the first 72 hours of a disaster1. When the whole community commits to getting ready together, we can be sure that those who need help receive it during times of crisis.
Our nation's emergency managers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMT/paramedics, and other emergency responders do an incredible job of keeping us safe, but they can't do it alone. Establish relationships with your neighbors, communicate your emergency plans, and work together to assist those who need extra help. Have the supplies necessary to be self-sufficient for a few days and practice emergency drills as a community.
The Ready Together program was created to help prepare you and your neighbors when disaster strikes, by giving you the tools to work together to create a community action plan. Check our calendar for a Ready Together event in your neighborhood.
What You Can Do
There are many ways you can help your neighborhood get Ready Together.