Step 1: Pledge to Prepare
The first step to getting involved is to register as a coalition member at ready.gov/pledge. Members will have access to the online community, resources and tools available to help get you and your family prepared for an emergency.
Step 2: Take a Free Online Preparedness Course
Developed in partnership with the Emergency Management Institute and in consultation with faith-based and community partners, FEMA's "IS-909 Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone" training course will introduce you to a program for promoting individual and community preparedness through simple and engaging activities. The course is free, available online and is designed for anyone to use in coordination with your local emergency preparedness partners.
Step 3: Implement Simple Preparedness Activities
FEMA has made available to the public, free training and resources to help you and your family to take action and implement simple preparedness activities. Some of the simple activities include:
- Creating a no-cost or low-cost disaster kit
- Preparing for utility outages
- How to use a fire extinguisher
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