Disaster training is offered every other month through 4-day mini-institutes at the Greater Houston Area Red Cross Chapter Headquarters at 2700 Southwest Freeway, Houston. Disaster classes are also offered at various other times, both at Chapter Headquarters and at the Houston area branch offices. In addition, some disaster classes may be taken as online self-study courses.
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study Program offers online courses designed both for people who have emergency management responsibilities and for the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. Courses of note:
The Neighborhood Ready program is a 90-minute, community-led program designed to get people thinking about how to make a plan, build a kit, stay informed, and get to know their neighbors.
A trained speaker will come out to show a short movie, talk about preparedness, and help the members of your community work through a participant guide. After completing the course, participants should have a good start on their family emergency plan and how to work with their neighbors before, during, and after a disaster.
To request information on how to conduct a Neighborhood Ready session in your community, contact our office.
Make the Call
Do you know the signs of suspicious activity? Are you prepared to Make the Call? The Ready Houston program provides workplace training on how to prevent crime and acts of terrorism.
For more information on the program, or to schedule a class, visit the Suspicious Activity section of this site.
School Ready is a program designed to teach children about emergency preparedness. The program features lesson plans, worksheets, videos, and even a live performance from the Ready Heroes.
For more information, please visit the School Ready section of this site.
Emergency Plan Checklist
Sit down together and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go, and what you will do in an emergency.