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12 Month Emergency Preparedness Calendar

Being prepared for disasters and emergencies can seem like a big job. Many people don't know where to start, so they never start at all. With Do 1 Thing you can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency. Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Small steps towards being prepared for an emergency

January​: 01 - Make a Plan (PDF)​​
Understand what puts you at risk from disasters and take steps to lower your risk.

February: 02 - Water Supplies (PDF)​
Have 72 hours (3 days) worth of water stored for your household.​

​March​​: 03 - Sheltering (PDF)​
Know how to respond safely when instructions are given to evacuate or take shelter.​​

​​April: 04 - Emergency Food Supplies​ (PDF)​
Have an emergency food supply that will meet the needs of your household for three days without outside help.

May: 05 - Work School Community (PDF)​
Make sure the people who count on you are prepared for a disaster.

June: 06 - Family Needs​​ (PDF)​
Be aware of and prepare for your family’s unique needs.

July: 07 - Family Communication Plan​ (PDF)
Have the ability to communicate with family members during a disaster.​

​​​​August: 08 - Community Involvement (PDF)
Make your community stronger by getting trained and getting involved.

​September: 09 - Be Informed (PDF)​
Make sure everyone in your household can receive, understand, and act on information received in an emergency.

October: 10 - Electrical Power (PDF​)
Be able to safely meet your basic needs during an electrical outage.

November: 11 - Emergency Supplies​​ (PDF​)
Remember important items that may be overlooked when leaving your home in a disaster.

December: 12 - First Aid (PDF)
Be prepared to give first aid while waiting for an ambulance.​

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