Get prepared for disasters and emergencies in four steps:
Step 1 – Make a Kit
It can seem daunting, but here are some easy to follow lists to put together an
emergency kit for home, work, and your vehicle. When putting your kit together,
think about the “basics of survival”: water, food, clear air, and warmth.
Also be sure to think about specific needs that you or your family may have,
including planning for your pets!
Step 2 – Have a Plan
Does everyone in your family know where to go or what to do if there is an emergency? Have you practiced your plan? Here are some links to help you develop your specific family communication plan so you’ll know how to contact each other, how to get back together, and what to do in different situations.
- Ready.gov – Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed
- US Fire Administration – Focus on Fire Safety and Prepare for a Fire Emergency
Step 3 – Be Informed
Learn about the county’s reverse 911 system. Finally, know where to get important information! Here are some other links to help keep you up to date:
- Henrico Fire
- Henrico Health Department
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management
- National Weather Service (Wakefield, VA)
Step 4 – Get Involved
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the community to help prepare for disasters! Consider taking a CERT class through Henrico Fire, get involved with the Henrico MRC, or help out with the VIPS and Neighborhood Watch programs through Henrico Police.