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Fundamental of Preparedness

Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207

Telephone: 214-819-2000

"My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country." 
— John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961

Today, as never before, your country is depending upon you 
to be ready when disaster strikes.

Here’s why:  Your chances of surviving a catastrophic event in your own community can be greatly improved by advance preparation. That’s common sense. Yet, surveys indicate that the majority of people who live in urban areas are not prepared. The reason given by most is the belief that city, county, or state emergency responders will be there to render aid and sustenance. This is simply not the case. A community-wide emergency that suddenly impacts most of the population will overwhelm these resources. Most likely, you, your family, your company will be on your own. 

Let this website help you master the 16 Fundamental Steps to Preparedness. Each step will bring you closer to being prepared as you train to survive!