Emergency Preparedness 101

Be Prepared

Do you know what to do before, during, and after an emergency to protect your family, community, or business?

Learn more about how you can prepare for emergencies by reviewing the information provided below. You can find additional preparedness information here.

Click here to download the emergency preparedness checklists and forms that the Baltimore City Fire Department provides to residents during outreach campaigns. 

Make a Plan

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Build a Kit

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own foodwater, and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

People with Disabilities 

Disability intersects every demographic group—there are people with disabilities of all ages, races, genders, or national origin. And, disabilities can impact a person in a variety of ways—both visible and invisible. For people with disabilities and their families, it is important to consider individual circumstances and needs to effectively prepare for emergencies and disasters. 

Older Adults 

As an older adult, you may have specific needs after a disaster. Use the information on this page to assess your needs and take simple,  low-cost steps that help you get better prepared.

Kids Corner

Play games and watch videos while learning how to be prepared for emergencies and different types of weather. 

Residents & Businesses

Learn about some additional resources that can help residents and businesses prepare for emergencies and disasters.