Emergency managers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMT/paramedics, and other emergency responders keep us safe during times of disaster, but they cannot do it alone. Everyone has a personal responsibility to be prepared and to participate in programs and activities to make their families, homes and communities safer from risks and threats.
Get involved before disaster strikes! Here are a few ways to help:
- Learn CPR and basic first aid, donate blood, or volunteer to help with mass care and sheltering operations at your local American Red Cross Chapter.
- Support major disasters by donating cash or goods which may help meet the needs of your community in times of disaster. See this video on why monetary donations are the most effective way to donate during times of disaster.