WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO PREPARE?
Are you prepared for an emergency? Quiz yourself on the questions below to see just how prepared you
are. If you don’t know the answer to some of the questions, visit Ready.gov or your local Office of
Emergency Management for tips and resources that can help make sure you, your family, and your
community are Ready.
• Does your local government have an emergency or disaster plan for your community? If so, do
you know what it is?
• Do you know how to find the emergency broadcasting channel on the radio?
• Does your city/county have an emergency alert system? Is so, are you signed up to get alerts?
• Do you know your local evacuation routes? How would you get out of town from work? How
about from home?
• Does your city/county have a Citizen Corps Council? (If you don’t know, visit http://www.citizencorps.gov/• In the last year, have you prepared or updated your Emergency Supply Kit with emergency In the last year, have you prepared a small kit with emergency supplies that you keep at home, inyour car or where you work to take with you if you had to leave quickly?
• In the last year, have you made a specific plan for how you and your family would communicate
in an emergency situation if you were separated?
• Are you prepared to help your neighbor? In most emergencies, the best way to get help quickly is
by working with your neighbors. Do you know anyone in your neighborhood who might need a
little extra help preparing for or responding to an emergency?
• Have you established a specific meeting place for your family to reunite in the event you and
your family cannot return home or are evacuated?
• In the last year, have you practiced or drilled on what to do in an emergency at home?
• In the last year, have you volunteered to help prepare for or respond to a major emergency?
• Have you taken first aid training such as CPR in the past five years?
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS QUIZ FOR KIDS
1. What is NOT one of the four steps you can take to help your family be prepared for emergencies?
A. Eat your vegetables
B. Get a kit
C. Make a plan
D. Be Informed
E. Get Involved
2. What should a Family Communications Plan include?
A. Information about how we would get in touch with each other during an emergency
B. Where we would meet
C. How we would remain in contact
D. All of the above
3. How much water should you have in your Ready Kit?
A. One small water bottle for each person
B. One gallon for the whole family
C. One gallon of water per person per day
D. One gallon of water for the family per day
4. Which of the following is NOT an important part of a Kid’s Emergency Supply Kit?
D. Video Games
5. How quickly can a fire spread through a house?
A. 10 minutes
B. As little as five minutes
C. 30 minutes
D. 45 minutes
6. In an emergency, what number should you dial to contact the police and fire department?
7. In an emergency, what should you have available to hear news and official reports about what is occurring?
A. A hand-crank/battery-powered radio
B. A CD player
C. A board game
D. DVD player
Answers: 1.A, 2.D, 3.C, 4.D, 5.B, 6.A, 7.A