Families and Individuals
Use these tools and resources to get ready for any emergency so that you and your family can stay safe. The information below can help you make an emergency plan for your family. It can also help you put together a first aid kit and make an emergency supply kit with food, water, and other important items.
Also, you can click on the link to the National Next of Kin Registry, a free service to the public to securely store emergency contact, next of kin, and vital medical information that emergency response agencies would need if you or a family member were missing or injured.
- Health Emergency Card (PDF)
- Check this! (PDF)
- Disaster or Emergency Preparedness Plan for Women
This guide was created by the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Family Readiness Kit - Preparing to Handle Disasters - American Academy of Pediatrics
This kit was created to help parents prepare their family for disasters.
- Help Your Family in an Emergency or Disease Outbreak (brochure)
This brochure gives an overview of key things to do to prepare your family for an emergency.
- Home Healthy Home Refrigerator Guide
This is a handy checklist that tells you what things you should put in your emergency kits. This includes your first aid kit, home kit, pet kit, and auto kit. You can keep this checklist on your refrigerator door for easy access.
- First Aid Kit
This is a list of items you should have in your first aid kit. You can use this list to make your own first aid kit and have it ready in case of an emergency.
- Ready America - FEMA
This web site features online emergency planning tools for families. This web site also has emergency planning information for military families, older Americans, people with disabilities, and pet owners.
- Be Prepared - Start a New Plan (Interactive Tool) - FEMA Ready America
On this web site you can use their interactive tool to build a family emergency plan.
- Next of Kin Registry - Emergency Contact Registry - National Next of Kin Registry
This web site offers a free service to the public to securely store emergency contact, next of kin, and vital medical information that emergency response agencies would need if you or a family member were missing or injured.