Ready DC

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Ready DC



Through ReadyDC, HSEMA offers a number of brochures and one-page flyers to help District residents, businesses, and visitors prepare for emergencies. Can't find what you're looking for or have a recommendation for a new product? We welcome your feedback! Click here to email us your ideas, questions, or concerns. 

ReadyDC Resources

General Emergency Preparedness Guide
Kids Emergency Preparedness Guide
Seniors Emergency Preparedness Guide
Kids Emergency Preparedness Activity Page 
Pet Preparedness Guide 


Community Resources

Houses of Worship Emergency Operations Pre-Planning Worksheet
AlertDC Information Flyer
Residents with Access and/or Functional Needs
Security Guidance for Businesses and Commercial Facilities


Resources for Natural and Manmade Disasters

Build a Kit
Hurricane Preparedness
Shelter in Place
​Winter Preparedness
Active Threat Preparedness

Additional Resources and Information

Members of HSEMA staff are available to present about ReadyDC to your workplace, school, community center, or house of worship. Please complete the Community Outreach Event Request Form

Braille and audio versions of the guides are also available; please contact HSEMA at [email protected].