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There are many different types of emergencies; from a simple power failure to more serious incidents such as chemical spills, earthquakes and fires. Emergencies can be devastating and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or be confined to your home. Families and communities must cope with emergencies by preparing in advance and working together as a team.

Take the time to look at the documents below and create your family emergency plan

Family Plan
This four page document provides a simple method of organizing critical emergency information and walks you through tasks to help you prepare your family for the next disaster.

Pocket Plan
This pocket size document allows you to store important information in your wallet, purse or glove compartment.

Emergency Preparedness Calendar
Creating your family emergency kit and plan can be as simple as the steps outlined in this four page document.

Pet Preparedness
Only Dr. Doolittle could talk to the animals. Use this guide to understand what you will need to have for your four legged friends during an emergency.

Special Needs
These guides outline commonsense measures individuals with disabilities, special needs and their caregivers can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen.

Your important information at our fingertips. Smart911 provides 911 emergency dispatch centers with the critical medical information and emergency contact numbers first responders will need in case you can't speak for yourself.

File of Life
If paramedics came to your home and needed to know your important medical history, these materials would provide vital information.

Home Hazard Hunt
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) webpage provides helpful information about how to assess your home for earthquake hazards. Take the time now to secure the structure of your home and contents.

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