The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is distributing a new citizen preparedness DVD entitled, “Getting Ready For Disaster -- One Family’s Experience” . The purpose of the DVD is to help citizens prepare for natural and man-made disasters. The DVD guides viewers through important steps of disaster preparedness and brings into focus issues such as drafting a family disaster plan, stockpiling food and water, helping children cope with disasters and preparedness for special populations such as the elderly and people with disabilities. The DVD is not limited to hurricane preparedness, since it follows FEMA’s all hazards approach to disaster preparedness. The content is based on the most reliable hazard awareness and emergency education information, such as the latest scientific knowledge and physical research on what happens in disasters.
The DVD is designed to be used with FEMA's 200-page workbook entitled "Are You Ready?" The FREE DVD and workbook can be ordered by calling the FEMA Distribution Center at 1-800-480-2520.
These materials are also available online for download at http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/index.shtm