Consider getting first-aid certification, which is generally helpful knowledge under any emergency circumstances.

Training gives you the emotional readiness to get through a crisis, avoid being a victim, and have the potential to help others.

Local fire department usually offer classes as part of disaster preparedness training. You can learn more about such programs on FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) page.

The Red Cross also offers a variety of first aid and preparedness information and training.