Personal Preparedness

Be Prepared

It may be several days before responders can address the non-life safety needs of the public following an incident.  You should be prepared to provide for you, your family and pets’ needs.  Steps to take for personal preparedness include the following:

  • Make a family communication plan and preparedness plan – great templates to use can be found at
  • Make a 72 hour kit- Please see the CNCHD’s Family Emergency Preparedness Guide  for items you may want to include in your kit.
  • Make a 72 hour kit for your pets as well as a plan for how to evacuate your pets.
  • Inform others of your plan and PRACTICE YOUR PLAN!

YOU can be an advocate for change!  If your workplace does not have a preparedness plan, encourage them to make one.