Personal Preparedness

Public Health Emergency Preparedness can be a lot of information and may have acronyms that the everyday person may never need to know or interact with. What is important, however, is to know that all of us are impacted by these – there are even things you can do to support you and your families’ preparedness. 

The DC Emergency Management page has great resources available on their departmental tab. A few actions you can take include: 

  • Creating Emergency Preparedness Kits (for your home and vehicle(s)) through Ready.Gov

  • Creating Emergency Communications Plans through Ready.Gov 

  • Creating a Home Fire Evacuation/Escape Plans through Ready.Gov

  • Having and storing a 3-day food supply, emergency contact information, medication lists, and supplies such as flashlights, batteries, etc. through Ready.Gov

(Ready.Gov link: https://www.ready.gov/ )