Training Opportunities Across the State

American Red Cross Classes: The American Red Cross of Montana provides a variety of Health & Safety, Disaster Response, and International Humanitarian Law classes statewide.

Host a Neighborhood Preparedness Party!

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preapredness MonthNational Preparedness Month is an annual campaign to encourage Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, schools, organizations, businesses, and communities.

You can get involved by holding a ReadyMontana Neighborhood Preparedness Party! By hosting an event, promoting volunteer programs, and sharing emergency preparedness information, you can help ensure your neighborhood and whole community are disaster ready.

Neighborhood Preparedness Party
  • Organize an emergency preparedness neighborhood workshops and trainings to “get a kit, make a plan, and be informed.” Use this as a time to recruit volunteers and introduce people to their neighbors.
  • Preference will be given to local organizations and leaders active in the community. These parties are a means to get neighborhood maps updated, bring neighbors together, and share information about possible local disasters.
  • The Governor’s Office of Community Service will sponsor the neighborhood preparedness party with meal reimbursements for participants, funds to order supplies, and resources on Map Your Neighborhood and Starter Emergency Kits.
  • The party should include training on both conducting a Map Your Neighborhood and building a Starter Emergency Kit. The Governor’s Office of Community Service will provide the necessary materials.
  • Please engage at least 30 people with the neighborhood preparedness party. To spread the word posters and newspaper advertising can be sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Community Service.
Resources to get you startedMap Your Neighborhood Logo
Want to get involved and plan a party?

Contact Jo Radtke at or 406-444-1718 today to learn how you can receive resources from the Governor’s Office of Community Service.

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