Pennsylvanians Urged to ‘Resolve to Be Ready’ for Emergencies as Year Draws to a Close

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Randy Padfield and state Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine are urging the commonwealth’s citizens to “Resolve to be Ready” in 2021 by creating family emergency plans and emergency kits. 

Padfield said to create an emergency plan, you should:

  • Identify locations in both your community and a nearby town where you can meet loved ones; 
  • Identify an out-of-town contact person that everyone can check in with; 
  • Text or use social media to let others know you are safe and where you are; 
  • Have hard copies of lists of phone numbers and other important information, such as doctors’ offices, as well as copies of important documents; and 
  • Practice your plan just like you would a fire drill.  

A basic emergency kit should include enough supplies to support your loved ones for at least three days. Click here for additional resources, including emergency plan templates and emergency kit checklists.