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Life is the single most important thing worth protecting. The life of your family can be preserved in an emergency with three simple steps.

  1. Make a family emergency plan and ensure all members understand their responsibilities.
  2. Prepare an emergency kit to make your family self-sufficient for several days.
  3. Get involved in Kentucky's various training and volunteer program opportunities.

Make A Plan

A plan allows your family to be best prepared in the event of an emergency. Your family may not be together when it strikes, so know how you will get back in contact. You should also be aware of the types of disasters that may strike your area. 

Making a plan can be as simple as 4 steps.

Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these 4 questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.

  1. How will I receive emergency alerts and warning?
  2. What is my shelter plan?
  3. What is my evacuation route?
  4. What is my family/household communication plan?

Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household.

Step 3: Fill out a Family Emergency Plan.

Step 4: Practice your plan with you family/household. 

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Build A Kit

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Building a kit allows you to be prepared for whatever comes next.

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Be Informed

It becomes critical to be informed about your local resources during an emergency. You can prepare for an emergency by taking local citizen preparedness courses and staying informed when disaster strikes. Remember, you are the help until help arrives.