There are many ways to Get Involved, especially before a disaster occurs. Community leaders agree that ensuring a safer homeland consists of trained volunteers and informed individuals taking action to increase the support of emergency response agencies during disasters. Major disasters can overwhelm first responder agencies, empowering individuals to lend support.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Learn CPR or first aid, volunteer with a local fire department, and donate to a reputable organization of your choice. Visit NVOAD.org to learn more about other organizations that could use your help.
- Take a SKYWARN training class or commit your organization to becoming a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador.
- Volunteer and receive training to support disaster and preparedness efforts in your community.
- Teach preparedness curriculum in your school. Download everything you need for grades K-12 through the Ready Kids program.
- Take a free online independent study course through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute and gain more knowledge to help your community become more prepared.