Emergencies affect every community differently, but you can help your community be prepared and resilient. NYC Emergency Management helps local organizations build capacity within their community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from an emergency. This includes training classes and events, preparedness and emergency information, preparedness resources for disability, access and functional needs populations, and connecting established community networks to the City's Emergency Operations Center during a disaster.
Help your community become more resilient! Learn about how New York City plans for hazards and how your organization can help your community create its own emergency plan.
This toolkit is designed to be a group process. You define your own community — successful planning has been done by housing developments, congregations, neighborhoods, etc. Examples of groups that could use the toolkit include:
The Community Preparedness program offers a Community Preparedness Boot Camp. The training uses the Community Emergency Planning Toolkit to assist local organizations with emergency planning, and connects them with NYC Emergency Management's resources.
Contact the program if your organization is interested in participating in the next Community Preparedness Boot Camp.
The Share Your Space Survey is critical to helping the City prepare for emergencies and outreach to all of the City's communities. Organizations citywide are encouraged to participate.
Learn how New York City plans for specific hazards and what community leaders can do to mitigate impacts of emergencies.