Prepare Yourself and Your Family (Tools & Resources)
Below are tools or resources that we have found to be helpful in trying to prepare our own families for disasters. If you have other favorites that are not listed here, please let us know.
Preparing Together Discussion Guide and Toolkit:
The goal of Preparing Together is to provide you and your group with easy-to-understand information and resources for preparing together for a disaster or emergency. The full tool can be found at www.crinorthwest.org/preptalk.html
American Red Cross: http://www.oregonredcross.org
- Be Red Cross Ready: Online Course
Map Your Neighborhood: http://www.emd.wa.gov/myn/index.shtml
- This is a great resource to help your neighborhood prepare because the more prepared they are the more prepared you are.
Tools to Download:
Clark County - http://www.cresa911.org/emergency/preparedness.php
Clackamas County - http://www.co.clackamas.or.us/emergency/
Multnomah County - http://web.multco.us/em
Washington County - http://www.ocem.org/
Yamhill County - http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/emerg_mgmt/index.asp?sel=prepare
Oregon Emergency Management: http://www.oregon.gov/OMD/OEM/
Washington State Emergency Management - http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/prep_index.shtml
Other Organizations With Good Preparedness Sites:
- CARD (Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters) - http://cardcanhelp.org/
- CDC (Centers for Disease Prevention and Control) - http://emergency.cdc.gov/
- CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) - http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/
- FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) - http://www.ready.gov
- Insurenet - Protecting Your Home and Health - http://www.insure-net.com/protecting-your-home-and-health-a-disaster-preparedness-guide
- Shakeout Game - http://www.dropcoverholdon.org/beatthequake/game/
- POD Game - http://thepodgame.com/
- Puzzles and Games - http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/get_prepared/ready_kids.shtml
- Emergency Kit Quiz: http://www.brampton.ca/en/residents/Emergency-Measures/education-and-training/Pages/Emergency-Kits.aspx
- Preparedness (memory game): http://www.brampton.ca/en/residents/Emergency-Measures/education-and-training/Pages/Emergency-Game.aspx
'Earthquake Preparedness,' Part 1 of 7 (links for Parts 2-7 will show at conclusion of video)
This is a fantastic set of 1-2 minute videos on simple topics ranging from how to use a fire extinguisher to how to find a wall stud.
These videos were created by Washington State Emergency Management Division.