American Red Cross - Dakotas Region
Information and Support - Health, Safety and Disaster Preparation
2602 12th St N, Fargo, ND, 58102-1378
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The Red Cross offers information on how to prepare your family for emergencies and natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, and wildfires.
There are instructions for creating emergency preparedness kits, fact sheets about specific kinds of emergencies, and check lists for before, during, and after disasters.
In addition they offer specific information for people with disabilities and special needs, seniors, children, and pets.
Health and safety classes include:
* First Aid
* Water safety
* Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
For immediate disaster assistance call (844) 292-7677
For Armed Forces Emergency Communications call (877) 272-7337
For non-urgent issues please call (701) 364-1800
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
North Dakota, South Dakota and 10 counties in Northwestern Minnesota
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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TH-1700.1800Disaster Preparedness Information Definition
Programs that increase public awareness of the measures that people can take before, during and after a major disaster or wide-scale emergency to reduce loss of life and property and improve their chances for survival. Included are programs that inspect the homes of individual residents and give them a report which suggests ways to enhance their safety and reduce the risk of property damage or loss, as well as those that deal with disaster preparedness in a more general way. Also included are programs that provide fact sheets, hazard maps and other types of technical information about natural disasters that individuals and communities can review and evaluate to see if their area is at risk.
TH-1700.2000-150Community Disaster Education Definition
Programs, activities and materials provided by organizations like the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that educate the public and help individuals and families prepare in advance for a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. Community disaster education provides general planning and safety information for a variety of risks including fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves and winter storms; and delineates concrete steps that people can take to inform themselves of the disasters most likely to occur in their area, develop and practice a disaster plan, purchase emergency supplies, secure their property and be ready to work as a team with family members and neighbors when an incident occurs.
TH-1700.6400-190Disaster Kits Definition
Programs that assemble and make available to the public equipment and supplies that people may need during the aftermath of a major disaster in situations where help is not immediately available. Disaster kits contain non-perishable food that requires little or no preparation and cooking, potable water, a well-stocked first aid kit, a flashlight, a battery-operated radio, extra batteries, personal grooming and sanitation supplies, non-prescription medication (e.g., aspirin, antacids and anti-diarrheal medication), bleach (for water-purification) and bedding. Some disaster kits may have special supplies for cold weather.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.
YZ-1730Disaster/Emergency Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of disasters or other times of emergency.