Ready CampaignThe National Association of Attorneys General is encouraging you to visit Ready.gov or call 1-800-BE-READY to learn how to prepare your family, home and business for all types of emergencies, including natural and human-caused disasters.
In a recent national survey conducted by the Ad Council, 91 percent of Americans agreed that taking some simple steps to prepare could help protect themselves and their families in the event of an emergency. However, only 54 percent had taken at least one of the three steps recommended by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ready Campaign, including getting an emergency supply kit, making a family emergency plan, and being informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.
Free materials, including family emergency plan templates and sample business continuity plans, are available through these resources. If you wish to take a more active role in your community's preparedness, get involved by joining or starting a Citizen Corps Council near you. Citizen Corps brings community and government leaders together to coordinate the involvement of community members and non-governmental resources in emergency preparedness, planning, mitigation, response, and recovery. Visit citizencorps.gov