Preparedness

Preparedness Tips and Resources

Do you know what to do in the event of an emergency?
 
Do you want to make your family safer?
  
Do you know how to save a life?
  
Your American Red Cross is making it simple to get prepared for possible disasters and other emergencies such as home fires, floods, tornadoes, winter storms, and terrorist acts.  Although you may be unable to prevent disasters, the Red Cross can help you take steps to be prepared for them and to reduce their effects.

Preparedness Tips           Lifesaving Training          
   
Helpful Links                      Be Red Cross Ready
 
 
Disaster Preparedness
 
Disasters happen every minute of every day. While you may be unable to prevent a disaster, you can take steps to be prepared for them and to reduce their effects. The Red Cross can help. Learn how to protect your home and loved ones by making a plan, learning about the hazards, assembling a disaster kit and learning what to do when a disaster strikes.
 
 
Community Disaster Education

One way the Red Cross can help you learn how to be prepared for and respond to disasters is through education. The Red Cross has prepared Tips on Preparing for Disasters that you can use to assemble a disaster kit, prepare an emergency plan, and learn about potential hazards facing your community and how to respond when disaster does strike.

Another informative way the Red Cross can help you and your community prepare is to Request a speaker and have a trained Red Cross volunteer or staff member speak to your school, church, civic club or community group. Learn how to prepare for and cope with all types of disasters—from fires, floods and tornados to severe winter weather and summer heat waves. Presentations are free and can be tailored to your needs.

Additional preparedness information can be found at Be Red Cross Ready
 
 

Request a Speaker: Learn How to Prepare for a Disaster
 

The Metro Atlanta Chapter is dedicated to educating our local community on preparing for disasters like fires, floods, tornadoes, winter storms, and terrorist acts. We can tailor a presentation to suit your needs from 30 minutes to 2 hours. If you are interested in having a Red Cross expert speak to your business or organization, contact Karl Hoerz at 404-575-3130 or khoerz@arcatl.org.
 
 
Introduction to International Humanitarian Law (IHL). In a world where warfare and civil strife are a daily reality for millions, International Humanitarian Law provides a framework for protection for civilians and combatants alike. The conduct for warfare as embodied by IHL is laid out in the Geneva Conventions of 1949. The American Red Cross, part of the global network of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, has a unique mandate to educate the American public about the Fundamental Principles  and IHL as it applies to the protection of combatants, prisoners of war and civilians.

To request a free class or presentation for your organization, contact Stephanie Wright at 404-575-3151 or swright@arcatl.org.
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