Are You Ready for an Emergency?

When disaster strikes the Pacific Northwest – in the form of a major earthquake, volcanic eruption or other catastrophic event – “official” help will likely be five to seven days in coming.

That means you'll need to get by on your own, possibly without power or water. You may have to deal with injuries.

The best way to handle a disaster is to have a plan, get an emergency kit and be informed.

We've put together a list of resources to help you get your family prepared:


Do 1 Thing

This program breaks down emergency preparations into 12 simple steps that you can take over the course of a year.

Click here for the Do 1 Thing program


Take a Class

EvergreenHealth's community education classes are a great way to prepare yourself for an emergency.

COMMUNITY CPR
Covers adult, child and infant CPR and more. 

Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Mar. 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fee: $45
Register online

COMMUNITY FIRST AID
Covers adult, child and infant basic first aid. 

Feb. 25, 1-5 p.m.
Mar. 25, 1-5 p.m.

Fee: $45
Register online

COMMUNITY CPR & FIRST AID
Covers adult, child and infant CPR, basic first aid and more. 

Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mar. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fee: $80
Register online 

AMERICAN RED CROSS CPR TRAINING 
Find a class near you.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING 
Find a class near you.


Information Resources

Are You Ready? FEMA's Guide to Emergency Preparedness

¿Está listo?  Completa para la preparación ciudadana

Get Prepared - Puget Sound Energy 

Ready.gov

PrepareSmart 


Disaster Hero

Logo for the online Disaster Hero game.

Disaster Hero is a free online game designed to teach children (grades 1 through 8), parents and teachers/caregivers how to prepare for disasters. The overall goals are to ensure that players know what to do before, during and after a disaster.

Launch Disaster Hero