GET READY! Kent County
Documents & Resources
Twelve Month Citizen Preparedness Program
Stay Informed –
Life Without Power
Family Contacts &
Create a Plan
Special Needs –
Disabled, Pets, etc.
Food and Water
First Aid Kits
First Aid /
What Is The Get Ready! Kent County Program?
The GET READY! Kent County twelve month citizen preparedness program focuses on a different area of emergency preparedness each month. Fact sheets will be available for each topic listed on twelve month calendar. These fact sheets provide a range of preparedness options and action steps.
Why Is Citizen Emergency Preparedness Important?
Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. When disaster strikes it is easier to cope when you are prepared. Being prepared for the potential emergencies in Western Michigan means addressing all of the steps noted in the twelve month preparedness calendar. Acting on one step each month is an easy way to accomplish this goal.
Where Do I Get The Get Ready! Kent County Fact Sheets?
GET READY! Kent County Fact Sheets are available at the following locations:
The Fact Sheet Topic of the Month Will Also be Available at:
- Kent County Sheriff Dept. – lobby
701 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
- American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids -- lobby
1050 Fuller NE, Grand Rapids
What Do I Do With The Fact Sheet Information?
Read the Fact Sheet presented that month. There will be an explanation and suggestions on steps to prepare for that area of preparedness. Act on the suggestions in a manner that fits your time, your family, and your budget.
Who Do I Contact For More Information?
Kent County Emergency Management – (616) 632-6258
American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids – (616) 456-8661
Kent County Health Department – (616) 632-7168