Do 1 Thing

Do 1 Thing is a non-profit organization that aims to build more disaster resilient communities. When individuals in our community are prepared, emergency responders can help more people. In turn, when people are more prepared themselves, they can help their neighbors. The Do 1 Thing program works because the unique step-by-step approach makes it easy for people to get started preparing for disasters and emergencies.

Do 1 Thing is a web-based twelve month preparedness program that focuses on a different area of emergency preparedness each month, and provides a range of preparedness options for each topic. Every month has a low or no-cost option to become better prepared. They give you a choice of three things you can do, then you choose one. You can jump in at anytime.  We've provided a few examples below to show how the program works.  There are fact sheets for businesses and individuals. Check out their page for up to date information.

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To learn more about Do 1 Thing, visit their page!  Click Here.

To sign up for reminder notices directly from Do 1 Thing, Click Here.

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Make a Plan

Understand what puts you at risk from disasters and take steps to lower your risk.

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Have 72 hours (3 days) worth of water stored for your household.
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Know how to respond safely when instructions are given to evacuate or take shelter.
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Have an emergency food supply that will meet the needs of your household for three days without outside help.
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Work, School and Community

Make sure the people who count on you are prepared for a disaster.
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Unique Family Needs

Be aware of and prepare for your family’s unique needs.
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Family Communication Plan

Have the ability to communicate with family members during a disaster.
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Get Involved

Make your community stronger by getting trained and getting involved.
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Be Informed

Make sure everyone in your household can receive, understand, and act on information received in an emergency.
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Be able to safely meet your basic needs during an electrical outage.
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Emergency Supplies

Remember important items that may be overlooked when leaving your home in a disaster.
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First Aid

Be prepared to give first aid while waiting for an ambulance.