Community Preparedness

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Emergencies affect every community differently, but you can help your community be prepared and resilient.

You can also become a volunteer.

Community Emergency Planning Toolkit

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Community Emergency Planning Toolkit

Help your community become more resilient! Learn about how New York City plans for hazards and how your community can create its own emergency plan.

What is in this toolkit?

  • New York City specific guidance for emergency planning
  • A plan template and scenarios for communities to develop their own emergency plan
  • Examples of other community emergency planning efforts

Who is it for?

This toolkit is designed to be a group process. You define your own community — successful planning has been done by housing developments, congregations, neighborhoods, etc. Examples of groups that could use the toolkit include:

  • Tenant or civic associations
  • Faith-based groups
  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
  • Community-based organizations
  • Community boards/coalitions

Get a Toolkit and Plan Template

Building Community Emergency Networks

Community emergency networks help local communities share information during all phases of emergencies. They also help identify community needs and gaps in services and offer a structure for community based emergency planning. Through communication, partnerships and education, these networks can be a powerful resource in your community. Join the next workshop and take a look at the Community Emergency Planning Toolkit to learn more.

Hazard Planning

Learn how New York City plans for specific hazards and what community leaders can do to mitigate impacts of emergencies. Take a look at some of our workshop materials below.

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