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Free Publications

You can order printed copies of materials related to individual and community preparedness through the FEMA warehouse using our online ordering tool

Downloading Publications

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has made files for the Ready Campaign's publications available to the public to download at no cost. As a result, organizations can reproduce these materials to help expand the reach with this critical information.

Reprint Terms of Use

In reproducing the publication, you agree to the following:

  • The content, photos, graphics and figures will not be altered in any way.
  • The materials should not be used or displayed in any manner as to imply that the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the U.S. Government endorses your company's products or services.

Brochures for Individuals and Families

Emergency Supply List

A comprehensive list of suggested materials to use in order to prepare for emergencies in one's home and for their families.

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Emergency Supply List in English or Additional Languages

General Preparedness

A comprehensive brochure explaining the key steps to emergency preparedness, including: being informed, making a plan, building a kit, and getting involved.

Hazard Information Sheets

Use these two-sided information sheets to learn more about how to prepare for, keep safe during, and respond to hazards.

12 Ways to Prepare

This 9” x 6” cardstock postcard describes 12 key ways that you can prepare for disasters. Just add a USPS mailing sticker to the back to send to community members.

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12 Ways to Prepare in English or Additional Languages

Safeguard Critical Documents and Valuables (PDF)

Be prepared for any disaster by safeguarding documents and valuables. This guide includes a checklist to help you prepare your documents should you need to file an insurance claim after a disaster.

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Safeguard Critical Documents and Valuables in English

or Additional Languages

Pet Owners

A unique brochure containing information for pet owners and suggestions for proactive pet emergency preparedness.

Older Adults

The Disaster Preparedness Guide for Older Adults is intended to support older adults and their caregivers in preparing in three easy steps: assess your needs, create a plan and engage your network. The guide provides easy-to-read, user-friendly worksheets that walk individuals and caregivers through a self-assessment to identify specific needs and checklists that create a personalized plan.  


The Disaster Preparedness Guide for Caregivers includes tailored information and resources for three main caregiver audiences: those who can involve their care recipient in their planning, those who can engage a support network to aid planning, and solo caregivers. It provides key considerations caregivers can use to identify their care recipient's needs and how they may change during a disaster.

People with Disabilities

A brochure with information on preparing for emergencies for people with disabilities or other functional or access needs.

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Preparation makes sense for people with disabilities and special needs in English, Spanish or printable version in Spanish.

Are You Ready? Guide

This comprehensive guide provides detailed information on how best to prepare for disasters within families and communities. Learn general disaster preparedness tips and best practices to inform your planning.

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Are You Ready? Guide in English or additional languages.

A Guide for Alerts and Warnings

Learn what to do when you get a hazard alert at home or in the car! The Guide for Alerts and Warnings has information about 17 hazards, their alerts, and the protective actions you can take to stay safe.

Commuter Emergency Plan

Have a plan for traveling between work and home, and other commonly visited locations, in case of an emergency. This is a full-color, one-sided sheet.

Insurance Discussion Coverage Form

Inadequate insurance coverage can lead to a major financial loss if your business is damaged, or operations are interrupted for a period of time.

Program Coordinator Committee Worksheet

Key employees should be organized as a program committee that will assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of the preparedness program.

Risk Assessment Table

Consider the different types of disasters that could impact your company and the likelihood that they might occur.

Ready Kids Publications

Family Communication Plan for Kids

Family communication plan template designed for kids to organize emergency contact phone numbers and identify an emergency meeting place.

Materials for Educators

Emergency preparedness curriculum for grades 1-12 that teach kids what to do before, during, and after an emergency while fostering critical 21st-century skills such as problem solving, teamwork, creativity, leadership, and communication.

Last Updated: 05/09/2024

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