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Free Downloadable Brochures for Individuals/Families

FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN

​A two page form intended to help families document information necessary after an emergency from Ready.gov

High-Resolution Family Emergency Plan (PDF - 6Mb)
This is a full-color, two-sided, quad-fold brochure.
Printer Friendly Family Emergency Plan (PDF - 1.04Mb)
FEP - Excel Version (EXCEL - 411Kb)

EMERGENCY SUPPLY LIST

A comprehensive list of suggested materials to use in order to prepare for emergencies in one's home and for their families.

Emergency Supply List (PDF - 253 Kb)
This download is a full-color, two-sided, tri-fold brochure.

GENERAL BROCHURE

A comprehensive brochure explaining the key steps to emergency preparedness, including: being informed, making a plan, building a kit, and getting involved.

"Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information to Get Ready" (PDF - 382 Kb)
This is a full-color, two-sided, tri-fold brochure.

PET OWNERS

A unique brochure containing information for pet owners and suggestions for proactive pet emergency preparedness.

"Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For Pet Owners" (PDF - 354 Kb)
This is a full-color, two-sided, tri-fold brochure.

SENIORS

A unique brochure with information specific to Older Americans and tips on how to prepare for emergency situations

"Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For Older Americans" (PDF - 545 Kb)
This is a full-color, two-sided, quad-fold brochure.

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

A unique brochure with information specific to Americans with disabilities and other access and functional needs regarding emergency preparedness.

"Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For People With Disabilities."
 (PDF - 334Kb)
This is a full-color, two-sided, quad-fold brochure.

Preparedness Planning for Your Business
​(Click Link Above for Additional Resources for Business Preparedness Resources)

Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. Human-caused hazards include accidents, acts of violence by people and acts of terrorism. Examples of technology-related hazards are the failure or malfunction of systems, equipment or software.

Ready Business will assist businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards. This website and its tools utilize an “all hazards approach” and follows the program elements within National Fire Protection Association 1600, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs. NFPA 1600 is an American National Standard and has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The five steps in developing a preparedness program are:

Program Management
Organize, develop and administer your preparedness program
Identify regulations that establish minimum requirements for your program

Planning
Gather information about hazards and assess risks
Conduct a business impact analysis (BIA)
Examine ways to prevent hazards and reduce risks

Implementation
Write a preparedness plan addressing:
Resource management
Emergency response
Crisis communications
Business continuity
Information technology
Employee assistance
Incident management
Training

Testing and Exercises
Test and evaluate your plan
Define different types of exercises
Learn how to conduct exercises
Use exercise results to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan

Program Improvement
Identify when the preparedness program needs to be reviewed
Discover methods to evaluate the preparedness program
Utilize the review to make necessary changes and plan improvements