Emergency Plans

What is Emergency Preparedness?

The term “Emergency planning and preparedness” can cover a wide variety of topics like emergency, risk, disaster, and hazard management.

Being prepared for an emergency is crucial for you and your family, in your home, in your place of business,or your school, and throughout your community.

Emergencies happen. Don’t wait until you are in the middle of trouble. We can help you plan to be prepared in case of a disaster. Proper planning could be lifesaving.

One of our specialists can help you create a plan just for you.


Tools and Resources for Personal Emergency Preparedness

My Emergency Readiness Plan-PA

My Emergency Readiness Plan-PA is an interactive form designed to help people with disabilities create personal plans to prepare themselves, their families, and their supports for emergencies.

 My Emergency Readiness Plan-PA (Download PDF – 1.65 MB)

Communication Aids

Free downloadable communication aids to be used by people with communication disabilities and by people who do not speak English during an emergency. Designed for people with disabilities as well as emergency shelter workers and first responders.

Emergency Communication 4 ALL—Picture Communication Aid

This communication aid has pictures of important words. It also has some important phrases and a small letter “keyboard.” These aids can be used during times of emergency when spoken English or Spanish may not effective.

English/Spanish aids revised 2018:
English/Spanish, prints to 8 ½ x 11 inches (PDF – 847 KB)
English/Spanish, prints to 8 ½ x 14 inches (PDF – 1502 KB)

Legacy English and Spanish Aids:
English (PDF – 394 KB)
Spanish (PDF – 845 KB)


For more emergency preparedness tools and resources, visit the Institute on Disabilities website at http://www.temple.edu/instituteondisabilities/eprep/

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