Family Preparedness

Prepare It Forward: Learn, Live, Lead

How prepared are you to help yourself and others when emergencies arise? Take this quiz to determine your Readiness Quotient.

Before you can (or oftentimes will) help others, you must first be prepared to help yourself and your family. In this part, you will find important information about building your family’s resilience to disaster: get a kit and make a plan, home safety, children, seniors and special needs, pets, and utilities.

Frequently Asked Question: What is family resilience to disaster?

Resilience is the ability of your family to bounce back and recover quickly from disasters in a healthy way. An analogy of resilience is a beach ball in water. When pushed under water the ball may be stressed (compressed) by the surrounding pressure, but it can resurface quickly near its original shape and position. People who take action to prepare their home and family for emergencies recover from crisis more quickly and safely; and, strengthen their position from which to help others in need.