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Are you prepared for an emergency?

Be Aware, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Stay Informed:Ready DC Logo

Learn about what you can do before, during and after a disaster, including creating an emergency preparedness plan and building an emergency kit. Visit: for step by step details!


A Guide for District Residents to Plan for Emergencies:A Guide for District Residents to Plan for Emergencies

In partnership with HSEMA, ODR has revamped the Guide for District Residents to Plan for Emergencies. The Guide includes real scenarios that affect the District and provides a fillable template so that you can create your own emergency preparedness plan. It is available at Ready.DC.GOV.



Community Emergency Response Team Training:CERT Logo

Interested in becoming a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer? The training is free and CERT members provide critical support to first responders and community members during a disaster. Learn how you can become a CERT member by visiting: