Be Prepared

Resources provided here will help you become better prepared for an emergency or disaster that may impact you or your family – at home or at work.    A good starting point for being prepared for any type of disaster event is to ensure you have capability to receive alerts/warnings, have a communications plan and disaster supply kit, and to have plans to effectively take any of these four response actions depending on requirements of the incident type and the situation at your location:

  • Evacuate
  • Shelter In Place at home or work (hazardous materials incident occurs outside of the home)
  • Sheltering at Home (ex:  severe summer weather, winter weather, or pandemic)
  • Lock Down  Learn about active shooter response - Department of Homeland Security booklet - pdf format

Emergency Preparedness Resources:

In addition to reviewing the emergency preparedness toolkit resources (pages) listed on the left, the resources below include direct links to documents or external websites to further assist in your emergency preparedness efforts.


Flood Insurance Discount  - 15% discount available  for residents within Bismarck and 4-mile ETA
High Winds (external link - pdf document)
National Terrorism Advisory System (external link - Homeland Security)
Power Outages Emergency Preparedness (external link)
Special Populations - plan for infants, elderly, those with functional needs


Links to Federal, State, and local Emergency Management partner agencies:
Ready.Gov  Federal Emergency Management Agency
American Red Cross (Emergency Preparedness - National Website)
National Weather Service (Safety - Emergency Preparedness)