Free Publications

Individuals or organizations who would like to order printed copies of Ready emergency preparedness publications can request copies by downloading the Ready Materials Order Form (PDF) as well as materials related to individual and community preparedness by downloading the Individual and Community Preparedness Publication Order Form (PDF).

Please e-mail, mail, or fax your order form to the FEMA Warehouse:

  • Email:
  • Phone:  1-800-480-2520 6:30am to 2pm, Mountain Time, Monday – Friday
  • Mail: FEMA Distribution Center, c/o Pueblo Distribution Center, Attn: Receiving, Pueblo, CO 81001

Delivery Time

  • Allow 4 to 6 weeks for free shipping.
  • If you require items earlier, orders can be expedited at your expense.

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

Family Emergency Plan

A two page form intended to help families document information necessary after an emergency.

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.

General Brochure

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

Pet Owners

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


A unique brochure with information specific to Older Americans and tips on how to prepare for emergency situations

People with Disabilities

A unique brochure with information specific to Americans with disabilities and other access and functional needs regarding emergency preparedness.

Commuter Emergency Plan

Have a plan for traveling between work and home, and other commonly visited locations, in case of an emergency.

Emergency Response Plan

Plans to protect people, property and the environment should be developed. Plans should include evacuation, sheltering in place and lockdown as well as plans for other types of threats identified during the risk assessment.

Emergency Response Plan Resources

Resources are needed for all phases of preparing your business including prevention/deterrence, mitigation, emergency response, business continuity, crisis communications and disaster recovery.

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 Business Mentoring Guide

Ready Kids Publications

Emergency supply kit checklists for parents and kids

Family Communication Plan for Parents and Kids

Two family communication plan templates designed for kids and for parents 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.

Tribal Materials

Tribal Leaders Brochure

A comprehensive brochure for Tribal Leaders explaining the key steps to emergency preparedness for their communities

Regional Brochures

A comprehensive brochure explaining regionally specific emergency preparedness.

Regional Posters

A poster meant to raise awareness of regionally specific emergency preparedness.