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Twelve Month Emergency Preparedness Calendar

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Being prepared for disasters and emergencies can seem like a big job. Many people don't know where to start, so they never start at all. With Do 1 Thing you can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency.  Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters.​​​​​

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January​:  01 - Make a Plan​(PDF)​
Understand what puts you at risk from disasters and take steps to lower your risk.


February: ​ 02 - Water Supplies(PDF)​
Have 72 hours (3 days) worth of water stored for your household.​

March​​:  03 - Sheltering(PDF)​
Know how to respond safely when instructions are given to evacuate or take shelter.​​
April:​​  04 - Emergency Food Supplies(PDF)​
Have an emergency food supply that will meet the needs of your household for three days without outside help.

May: 05 -  Works School Community(PDF)​
Make sure the people who count on you are prepared for a disaster.

June:  06 -  Family Needs​​(PDF)​
Be aware of and prepare for your family’s unique needs.
July:  07 - Family Communications Plan​(PDF)
Have the ability to communicate with family members during a disaster.

August: 08 - Community Involvement(PDF)
Make your community stronger by getting trained and getting involved.
    September:  09 - Be Informed(PDF)​
    Make sure everyone in your household can receive, understand, and act on information received in an emergency.
    October: 10 - Electrical Power(PDF​)
    Be able to safely meet your basic needs during an electrical outage.

    November: 11 -  Emergency Supplies​(PDF​)
    Remember important items that may be overlooked when leaving your home in a disaster.

    December: 12 -  First Aid(PDF​)
    Be prepared to give first aid while waiting for an ambulance.​


     
    Last updated: 2/15/2019 3:48 PM