The Connecticut Guide to Emergency Preparedness  is available in:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Vietnamese

*Please contact Jess at NVHD if you would like a hard copy

The leadership of CT DEMHS Region 2 MRC units came together and purchased these Disaster Preparedness, Prevention and Basic First Aid Manuals for our volunteers. 

If you are a MRC volunteer and have not yet received a copy and would like one,

please contact Jess.


Personal | Family | Pets

Are you ready?

If a disaster strikes or emergency event happens today, are you ready? 

How about  your family, pets, and neighbors?

Have a plan.  Revisit that plan periodically and share it with at least one family member or friend who lives elsewhere.  Visit to create your own personal, family and pet preparedness plans if you have not created them already.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has good information on pet preparedness here.

If you already have plans in place, way to go! 

Remember update plans periodically and to restock and/or replace any used or expired items in your kits. 

It is recommended to keep at least a 72 hour supply of food, water, medicine, and other supplies in case you need to shelter in-place.

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