Do you know what type of natural disaster is most likely to happen in your area? Don’t wait until a natural disaster hits to start getting ready. As a Marine Corps family, being ready for anything is essential in order to ensure those around you are safe.

Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) invites you to attend an Emergency Preparedness class and create a plan that works for your family. This class will go over the basics of what emergencies are most likely to happen in your community and help you develop your plan of action. Some things to think about are:

  • Identify responsibilities for each member of your household
  • Plan what to do in case your family is separated during an emergency
  • Identify a meeting location for you and your family during an emergency
  • Identify an out-of-area emergency contact person
  • Plan what to do if you have to evacuate your installation
  • Practice evacuating your home twice a year
  • Plan ahead for your pets
  • Include a separate plan for if your Marine was deployed

Having a plan is only half the battle when it comes to natural disasters. You’ll also learn about items you should have on hand, items you should have readily available in case of evacuation, and items for your car. Our pets are also part of our family, so knowing exactly what to do and what to pack for them will help you be prepared to keep your fur babies safe and out of harm too.

To find an Emergency Preparedness class near you, contact your local Marine Corps Family Team Building office.  Remember, as Marine Corps families, we are always ready!