To prepare your community for an emergency you should:
- Include preparedness activities at community events. Consider local events already scheduled in your community, such as state or county fairs, festivals, parades, or sporting events.
- Encourage local governments and civic groups to help. Ask local Scouts, Lions, chambers of commerce, etc. to set up a booth to distribute emergency preparedness information, recruit volunteers, and discuss preparedness plans within your community.
- Host a Local Preparedness Fair. Reach out to prominent organizations in your community, such as faith-based and community organizations, businesses, and schools to help coordinate a preparedness fair.
- Find out how to create or participate in a Citizen Corps - Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in your town or neighborhood.