Helping Baltimore families stay prepared and connected.

Start a conversation about being prepared by 

reviewing a family emergency plan.


Stay Connected

Preparedness Education

Visit this site often to watch videos and learn important tips on how to get and stay prepared from our local emergency preparedness experts.

Making a Plan

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. 

Building a Kit

Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.

Emergency Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to protect ourselves from COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.  The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, the Baltimore City Health Department, and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City have formed a partnership to educate and support Baltimore City residents in staying prepared for all types of emergencies by hosting a series of Prepare-A-Thon Events throughout the city. Our mission is to educate families on how to make a plan, how to build their emergency kit, and support them with resources to stay prepared and connected in case of an emergency.

Preparedness Partners