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Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults

Are you ready for an emergency?

Learn how to prepare for emergencies such as extreme winter weather and fire before it happens by viewing informational resources below. 

          Emergency Kit Checklist



A basic emergency supply checklist from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

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                Food Safety

                                                A checklist for the top-ten food safety tips.


Informational Flyer for Older Adults

A one-page flyer from Administration for Community Living (ACL) with a summary of the factors to consider when planning for emergencies, specifically for older adults and people with disabilities.


                                    Winter Preparedness

                                                                                          A checklist for winter preparedness from Center for Disease Control (CDC). 


Emergency Preparedness & Evacuation: Workbook & Guide 

A comprehensive workbook and informational guide for older adults, people with disabilities, families, and pets in the event of a disaster. It will help you organize, write, and plan what to do in the event of a disaster. Created by New Mexico Governor's Commission on Disability. Please contact for Spanish version.  

Trainings for Organizations

  • FEMA: Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN): OPEN includes both a web-based, self-guided training, and a downloadable instructor kit that will guide participants on how to identify risks, locate resources, and take preparedness actions. When Community-Based Organizations, such as food pantries, daycares, and non-profits, are unable to sustain operations during an emergency incident, individuals who rely on them are exponentially impacted. Because of their importance in keeping the community going, OPEN is designed to empower these organizations to better prepare for incidents.

  • FEMA: You Are the Help Until Help Arrives: Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast, and emergency responders aren’t always nearby. The You Are the Help Until Help Arrives training teaches people how to save a life by taking simple actions immediately. 

  • FEMA: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) BasicThe CERT Basic Training includes research-validated guidance for CERT programs to teach members what to do before, during, and after the hazards their communities may face. The course FEMA Independent Study IS-317: Introduction to CERT can be taken online before or during training.

Trainings for CBOs

          Area Agency on Aging

                  Serving Older Adults Throughout NM


                                                                                  Local: (505)-395-2668  Toll Free: 866-699-4927




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