Preparedness Information When It’s Needed Most

Get the facts you need — before, during, and after a disaster or emergency situation. As the nation’s preeminent preparedness and safety training organization, the American Red Cross developed the following emergency-specific checklists using the latest research, science, best practices and expert opinion.

  • Be Red Cross Ready (general preparedness) PDF
  • Taking Care of Your Emotional Health after a Disaster  PDF
  • Prepare now for Peace of Mind Later PDF

Click HERE for additional safety and preparedness information.

WLUK and Red Cross Team up for Be Red Cross Ready!

Not only was January the start of a New Year, it was also marked the start of an exciting life-saving partnership with WLUK FOX 11 television.

In our never-ending quest to provide life-saving safety and preparedness information we are developing monthly “Be Red Cross Ready” news segments. Each story will support our mission to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies disasters. More specifically segments will focus on preventing senseless deaths/accidents, promote family wellness, community programs, overall life education and more. 

“We are proud to associate the FOX 11 brand with the brand of the Red Cross with the intention of providing a service that can save lives.  We too believe in serving in the public interest and this partnership is a strong example of what that means.” states, Jay Zollar, VP and General Manager of WLUK FOX 11

Each Chapter within the Region will provide information, skilled trainers, experienced volunteers and access to our community partners. Our planning calendar includes: Lifesaving Spring Techniques, Swim Safely into Summer, Fall Focus on Prevention and Winter Weather Warm-ups.

Our first segment featured a disaster volunteer and his preparedness kits for his automobile and home. The second segment was based on the CPR Made Simple course offered to the WLUK Fox 11 staff, which highlighted choking, CPR and AED skills. Later this month, a preparedness session will be provided so we can spread the importance of 1. Being Informed. 2. Getting a Kit. 3. Making an Plan. 

To build awareness of the Be Red Cross Ready segments, their anchors Pete Petoniak and Rachel Manek volunteered to produce a public service announcement. They can be seen throughout the day.

We are thankful for the partnership as together, we will save – and change – lives.