Personal Preparedness

Disasters can occur in just a few seconds. Personal preparedness lessens the impact on families, on workplaces and on communities. Since hospitals play a particularly important role during community disasters, it is imperative that hospital staff understand the importance of personal preparedness.

Preparedness of hospital staff has a significant impact on the hospital’s ability to provide uninterrupted service to the community. Every hospital staff member has an important role in hospital operations and in the ability of hospitals to provide care to the community regardless of circumstance.

Personal preparedness has a direct impact on the effectiveness of the hospital during critical times. Hospital staff can focus on their jobs if they are prepared at home and have planned for the safety and well-being of their family during a disaster.

Learn about vulnerability to natural hazards in your neighborhood by visiting My Hazards website below and getting a customized report based on your home’s address.