If there’s no disaster for you at the moment and you want to prepare:

  • Connect with your local community to start a discussion about what you’ll do when a disaster strikes? What’s your plan? How will you communicate? What resources do you already have to activate quickly? The tools will be different depending on each disaster, so think about your local area and start preparing now.
  • Consider starting some training or certifications. FEMA has great free training that will help you speak the language of professional incident response. First Aid, EMT, and WFR classes are all great, and can be done together with your community of practice. Choose some skills as a group and start building them together.
  • Check out this long form reading by our BWB member Nick Farr, about disaster response as a lifelong practice.