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Resources for every Tennessean
Emergency situations are hard for anyone to navigate, especially when disabilities are involved. The Arc Tennessee is committed to helping individuals and families by simplifying the most critical steps of emergency preparedness. By exploring and using the outlined resources below, you can take simple steps for keeping yourself and loved ones safe.
How to get started
Even though preparing for emergencies should be a top priority, it’s often disregarded. The resources on this page will help you take the initial steps in becoming prepared.
The Arc Tennessee collaborated with Metro Nashville Police, Nashville Fire, Nashville’s Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to prioritize what information is most essential for Tennesseans when it comes to emergency planning. View theses short videos to get started.
When you think about emergency preparedness, remember these basic steps: be informed, make a plan and build a kit. Click on each step to view statewide resources, instructions and frequently asked questions.
Every plan begins with a single step
Click HERE to view the Office of Emergency Management Resources about staying informed.
Make a plan
Click HERE to view the Office of Emergency Management Resources about making a plan.
Build a kit
Click HERE to view the Office of Emergency Management Resources about making an emergency kit.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
- Birth – 3
- Ages 4 – 8
- Ages 9 – 13
- Ages 14 – 18
Tennessee KidKit Instructions
Save the correct TN KidKit to your device, then open and fill out one for every child in your home. Save the document to your devices and print out several hard copies. Consider setting a calendar reminder every six months or every year to update the information and pictures.Learn more about TN KidKit here
Helpful forms and resources for everyone, especially individuals with disabilities
Before the Disaster
Preparing NOW for an emergency can make a big difference in ensuring the safety and well being of yourself and those around you. Click HERE for information on the three basic emergency preparedness steps.
During the Disaster
Being prepared for disaster situations, actually starts with knowing what disasters might happen in your area, and what to expect for each situation. Click Here to view the most common hazards, what to expect, and what you need to know.
After the Disaster
Click HERE for more information on information regarding health, safety and returning home following a disaster.
Did you know that The Arc Tennessee provides emergency funds for families in need?