Use the following links to access preparedness resources.
Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.
People also can reduce the impact of disasters (flood proofing, elevating a home or moving a home out of harm’s way, and securing items that could shake loose in an earthquake) and sometimes avoid the danger completely. Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters.
School preparedness has two facets, emergency planning for the school site itself, and educating school staff and students about hazards and emergency planning. Get thinking about school emergency planning and then get started with the Maine School Safety Center!
By state statute, every town in Maine has an emergency management director. This person coordinates all the planning and preparedness activities for his or her community. Learn more about local emergency management. However, during an emergency, many people come together to help others 'weather the storm.' These could include police and fire departments, public works, non-profit organizations, the Red Cross, elected officials, state and county emergency management agencies, and you
Maine's businesses form the backbone of the state's economy; small businesses alone account for a majority of the economy. If businesses are prepared to survive and recover, the State and our economy are more secure. Maine's service organizations play a critical role in our communities. Their clients rely on them every day – and during an emergency situation, their roles will be even more important. Your business or organization can weather any storm. It starts with the planning you do today.
Disaster Resources for People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs, Emergency Managers & Planners & Disability-focused Organizations.
FEMA BUSINESS CONTINUITY RESOURCE TOOLKIT
FEMA National Continuity Programs has developed this toolkit to provide partners at all levels of government, private and nonprofit sectors with tools, templates and resources to help implement concepts found in the Continuity Guidance Circular (CGC). These resources are intended to help your organization develop and maintain a successful continuity program and plan.
AMERICAN RED CROSS READY RATING
Ready Rating is a program that helps businesses, schools and organizations become prepared for disasters and other emergencies. All in one place, Ready Rating members have access to one-of-a-kind tools, resources and information for evaluating and improving their ability to withstand disaster, maintain operations, and protect lives and property. Whether you are taking your first steps or have a fully-functioning emergency management program, the Ready Rating program can help you achieve a higher level of preparedness.