Preparedness is everyone's job. Not just government agencies, but all sectors of society—schools, service organizations, businesses, volunteer groups, neighborhood associations—and every individual citizen should plan ahead for an emergency. People must be ready to act on their own. Start today to prepare for emergencies.
Plan in advance what you will do in an emergency. Think about the places where your family spends time—school, work and other places you visit frequently. Ask about their emergency plans.
Listen to the radio and television for current information and instructions. Visit the following websites:
Get involved by taking steps to prepare yourself, your family and your community. Get to know your neighbors and help them prepare for emergencies. Ask schools, daycares and businesses what you can do to help them plan. Volunteer with groups like the Burnsville Mobile Volunteer Network or Citizen Emergency Response Team.