The basic assumption is that no first-responders (fire, ems, police, utilities) will be available immediately following an emergency.

Along with forms, guides, checklists, etc., the site includes descriptions of the methods being used and their origins, along with goals and objectives and how to measure progress.


The focus here is on neighborhood emergency preparedness.

However, neighborhood emergency capabilities are dependent on individual and household preparedness, so those capabilities are included.

In addition, the ability of neighborhoods to survive, if not prosper from a disaster, can easily depend on community resources and plans, so those capabilities are also included.

Regional, and out of region resources are included for reference, but are not part of the primary focus of this grass-roots preparedness effort.

Click on a box to navigate to that scope and topic.

Emergency Preparedness
Scope Plan Resources
Out of Region    
Community   x
Neighborhood Neighborhood Plan Neighborhood Resources
Household x x
Individual x x

- Scenarios -

    Want copies of the forms and instructions?

  • Tools>Forms
  • Want to start a neighborhood emergency team?

  • Tools>Guides
  • Want to know how effective your neighborhood disaster response capabilities are?

  • Approach>Maturity model
  • Want to understand the methods and tools behind this approach to neighborhood emergency management?

  • Approach>Methods & tools
  • Want to guidance on emergency supply kits?

  • Tools>Kits

Animals In Disaster

Workshop materials and handouts focused on animals in a disaster here