Statistics show that most of us are not prepared for a disaster. With disasters occurring around the world and broadcast across our multimedia culture, disaster preparedness is on all of our minds. However, most people still have not taken the proper steps to prepare. Click the Are you Ready tab to the left for more information on specific classes.
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There has been a lot of talk about the Triangle of Life theory to survive an earthquake, namely crouching to the side of an object hoping in a collapse that a void would be created. The American Red Cross and Utah's Director of Public Safety do not support this theory. It is still recommended to crawl beneath a sturdy object during an earthquake. For more information, click here.
Monthly Emergency Preparedness Tips
If you are interested in free information on how to prepare for an emergency, visit www.ready.gov. This site has brochures that can be downloaded or ordered. They offer the following helpful guides in trifold and booklet format:
- Preparing Makes Sense Get Ready Now
- Older Americans Preparedness Tips
- Emergency Supply List
- Family Emergency Supplies
- Ready Pets
- Disabilities and Special Needs
There are also publications targeted for business and kids.
Go to the Ready.Gov publications page for details: