Disaster Preparedness is a top priority for the FDNY. This is why the Department created a terrorism and disaster preparedness strategy. Plans not only include ways to prevent and handle terrorism, but also natural disasters.
The Ready New York campaign encourages New Yorkers to be ready for all types of emergencies. Develop a disaster plan and decide where you and your family will meet in the event of an emergency. Gather emergency supplies — some to keep in your home and others to keep in backpacks in case you must leave your home in a hurry. Finally, learn how to keep informed about the hazards you may face in New York City.