Ready: Whenever. Wherever.

Preparedness KitOur county becomes better prepared and more resilient when we all do our part to be ready.

Preparing for the unexpected doesn't have to be hard. Keep it simple. Focus on the basics:

  • Be Informed
  • Make a Plan
  • Build a Kit
  • Get Involved

We urge you to be Ready: Whenever. Wherever. This phrase is part of a campaign that is central to who Homeland Security is. It recognizes that violent acts and dangerous events can occur anywhere, anytime - often with little to no warning.

Discuss, prepare for, and practice emergency situations. This way you and your family can stay calm during an emergency, like a fire or a violent encounter. Be empowered to live without fear and attend events according to your comfort level. Become Ready: Whenever. Wherever.

This approach asks you to:

  • Think about different scenarios you might encounter in public settings
  • Consider defensive actions that would be appropriate for oneself and one's family
  • Mentally or actively rehearse actions
  • Identify the emergency exits and safety barriers upon entering a building
  • Maintain awareness of other people and developing situations in the surrounding area

We each choose the best way to live our lives, and the safety of our loved ones is paramount. Consider how "Ready: Whenever. Wherever." fits in your home and community by talking with family, friends, and work colleagues.