What’s your Red Cross Ready Rating?

Is your business, school, or organization prepared when disaster strikes? Did you know that only 50 percent of businesses actually have an emergency evacuation plan? We want to help you achieve a higher level of preparedness.

The American Red Cross Ready Rating program is a free service that helps businesses, schools and organizations become prepared for disasters and other emergencies. All in one place, Ready Rating members have access to one-of-a-kind tools, resources and information for evaluating and improving their ability to withstand disaster, maintain operations, and protect lives and property. Any business, school, or organization who is committed to improving their emergency preparedness is welcomed and encouraged to join the Ready Rating program. 

Is Your Business Prepared?
  • 15-40 percent of businesses fail following a natural or manmade disaster.
  • 94 percent of small business owners believe a disaster could seriously disrupt their business within the next two years.
  • 51 percent of Americans have experienced at least one emergency situation where they lost utilities for at least three days, had to evacuate and could not return home, could not communicate with family members or had to provide first aid to others.

 Are Your Employees Ready?

  • Only 2 in 10 Americans feel prepared for a catastrophic event.
  • Close to 60 percent of Americans are wholly unprepared for a disaster of any kind.
  • 54 percent of Americans don’t prepare because they believe a disaster will not affect them.
  • Only 1 in 10 American households has taken the appropriate preparedness steps: a family emergency plan, an emergency supply kit and training in First Aid and CPR/AED.
  • 82 percent of Americans agree “If someone could make it easy for me to be prepared, I’d do it”.

Join the Ready Rating program and measure your level of preparedness today!


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