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Emergency Preparedness: My Safety, My Responsibility, My Plan

Marilyn Vitale, M.A., author of My Safety, My Responsibility, My Plan is a Program Coordinator at WIHD and can be contacted at mvitale@WIHD.org

My Safety, My Responsibility, My Plan is a multi-session program to train adults with intellectual disabilities to understand and to be prepared for emergencies. Information is based on the principles set by FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, the American Red Cross and the U.S. Fire Administration. Download the Training Program curriculum and the Personal Emergency Plan below and follow along with the videos! Each video matches the section with the same name in the Training Program. You will be guided step-by-step to complete your own Personal Emergency Plan. Families can use the Family Guide to complete a Family Emergency Plan. My Safety, My Responsibility, My Plan was developed through corporate funding from Entergy with the support of the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services and the American Red Cross in Westchester County. 

Available for Download
•    Training Program on Emergency Preparedness 
Curriculum (69 pages) 
PDF | Word Document
•    Trainer’s Manual 
Instructor’s Guide (15 pages) PDF | Word Document
•    Family Guide on Emergency Preparedness 
Supplement (16 pages) 
PDF | Word Document
•    Personal Emergency Plan 
Complete and save 10 forms to protect you in case of emergency. 

PDF | Word Document
•    Things to Do Checklists 
Everything you need to do to be prepared. 
PDF | Word Document
•    Basic Supplies Checklist 
Everything you need to have on hand to be prepared.
 PDF | Word Document
•    Go Bag Checklist
 Everything you should have ready to bring with you. 
PDF | Word Document
•    Using Your Devices Before and During an Emergency
Technology Update 2013 PDF
 | Word Document
•    My Health Summary
 PDF| Word Document

Online Videos
Please visit our YouTube page to view all Emergency Preparedness videos:


  • Emergency Preparedness References and Resources PDF