Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) project has coordinated with New York City Emergency Management Department to develop a web page of helpful links and resources for Emergency Preparedness.

NYC Emergency Management

Preparedness Guides and Apps page

Preparedness Tips

Know Your Zone

NYC Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Volunteers are trained to provide basic response skills needed for fire safety, light search and rescue, community disaster support, disaster medical operations, and traffic control in your neighborhood or across the city.

Ready New York Ready New York is NYC Emergency Management's public education campaign. Through the program, you can learn about the hazards you may face in New York City and prepare for all types of emergencies by writing an emergency plan, choosing a meeting place, gathering supplies for your home, and preparing a Go Bag in case you need to leave your home in a hurry. For emergency preparedness presentations and events, visit the Ready New York webpage or email readyny@oem.nyc.gov.

Ready New York also conducts a Train the Trainer program for local leaders through which they are trained to conduct emergency preparedness presentations for their communities. This training can be requested by community-based organizations and faith-based organizations by emailing readyny@oem.nyc.gov.

Community Preparedness Community Preparedness helps local networks build capacity within their community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.

For more information on the Community Preparedness weekly newsletter and regular emergency management programming for community-based organizations and faith-based organizations, email communityprep@oem.nyc.gov.

Notify NYC

Stay informed by signing up for Notify NYC, New York City’s official emergency communications program, to receive free emergency alerts and updates in your preferred language. Register for free by visiting NYC.gov/notifynyc, calling 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115), following @NotifyNYC, @NNYCSpanish and @NNYCChinese on Twitter, or getting the free Notify NYC mobile application for your Apple or Android device.