March is Red Cross Month
Home > Media > Press Releases > Red Cross Month
Resolve to Be Ready in 2011
March is American Red Cross Month, a great opportunity for citizens, families and businesses to review disaster plans and build or restock emergency kits. The American Red Cross not only provides help, hope and healing when disaster strikes, but also offers a wide selection of CPR/AED, first aid, disaster response and emergency preparedness training.
Link to Preparedness Information | Resources |
FEMA Region IX | Red Cross
Partner in Preparedness  
"The Red Cross is FEMA's major partner coordinating food and shelter during catastrophic disasters, but the key to any successful emergency response, regardless of the nature of the event, is personal preparedness," said Ken Murphy, FEMA Region X Administrator. "Red Cross classes and resources help people prepare with a few simple steps: build an emergency supply kit, make an emergency plan, and stay informed of the hazards in your area. These resources can go a long way towards empowering our communities to make a real difference when the chips are down."  


March is Red Cross


President Obama recognized the month's significance in a proclamation released yeseterday:

Resolve to be Ready in 2011 is led by FEMA's Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and The Advertising Council. For more information on the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, visit and Follow FEMA online at,, and Follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at Social media links are provided for reference only. FEMA does not endorse non-government websites, companies or applications
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Remember…readiness saves lives!

Elizabeth Hall
Office of Emergency Management

  • FEMA website that provides valuable information for parents and teachers, as well as for kids of all ages:
  • Kings County’s emergency website is It is our desire that you take the opportunity to visit one of the websites listed above and brush up on the skills you need to take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Be Responsible - Be Ready - Be Prepared!
Your Emergency Preparedness Team
Kings County Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management

280 Campus Drive Hanford, CA 93230
(559) 582-3211, Ext. 2634


Created and Hosted by Visual Imagry, Inc. / VIPlanning