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Individual and Community Preparedness Activities

A key element to successfully responding to and recovering from a major disaster is the overall preparedness of individual citizens, families and the community. With that in mind, we invite you to participate in a series of ‘What would you do?’ scenarios to assess your level of preparedness.

These tabletop activities are intended to be low-stress conversation starters for the whole community. Each scenario includes discussion questions for the activity, a facilitator guide and some helpful links to enhance individual and community preparedness.

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Individual Preparedness Activities Facilitator Guide

This document provides guidance to the individual(s) responsible for facilitating the discussion concerning the individual preparedness activities. The purpose of the activities is to promote personal and community preparedness discussions with individuals, neighbors, and households. These activities are a set of building blocks.

Scenario 1: Active Shooter - Individual Preparedness Activities

Scenario 1: Active Shooter Answer Key

This document provides the answers to the Active Shooter exercise.

Scenario 2: Tornado - Individual Preparedness Activities

Scenario 2: Tornado Answer Key

This document provides the answers to the Tornado exercise.

Scenario 3: Wildfire - Individual Preparedness Activities

Scenario 3: Wildfire Answer Key

This document provides the answers to the Wildfire exercise.

Scenario 4: Hurricane and Flood - Individual Preparedness Activities

Scenario 4: Hurricane and Flood Answer Key

This document provides the answers to the Hurricane and Flood exercise.

Scenario 5: Extreme Heat - Individual Preparedness Activities

Scenario 5: Extreme Heat Answer Key

This document provides the answers to the Extreme Heat exercise.

Scenario 6: Pet Preparedness - Individual Preparedness Activities

Scenario 6: Pet Preparedness Answer Key

This document provides the answers to the Pet Preparedness exercise.

Scenario 7: Shelter-In-Place - Individual Preparedness Activities

Scenario 7: Shelter-In-Place Answer Key

This document provides the answers to the Shelter-In-Place exercise.

Scenario 8: Earthquakes - Individual Preparedness Activities

Scenario 8: Earthquakes Answer Key

This document provides the answers to the Earthquakes exercise.

Scenario 9: Pandemic Influenza - Individual Preparedness Activities

Scenario 9: Pandemic Influenza Answer Key

This document provides the answers to the Pandemic Influenza exercise.

Scenario 10: Power Outage - Individual Preparedness Activities

Scenario 10: Power Outage Answer Key

This document provides the answers to the Power Outage exercise.

Scenario 11: Winter Storm - Individual Preparedness Activities

Scenario 11: Winter Storm Answer Key

This document provides the answers to the Winter Storm exercise.

Scenario 12: Small Business - Individual Preparedness Activities

Scenario 12: Small Business Answer Key

Last updated October 13, 2020