Making Alaska’s communities better, safer places to live.
67% of those polled feel it is
“very important” to prepare for a
• Only 2 in 10 Americans feel “very prepared” for a catastrophic event.
• Only half of the parents polled knew the disaster plans of their child’s school
or day care.
• Only one in ten American households has a family emergency plan, a
disaster kit, and training in first aid and CPR.
(from Whirlin Worldwide’s National Quorum. June 4-7, 2004)
Disasters DO Happen
• Earthquakes happen
every day in Alaska.
• 3.5 Alaskans lose
their homes each day
from a house fire.
People understand and trust the
Red Cross emblem
Disaster Services – 80%
Health and Safety Services
Disaster Education – 20%
Red Cross advises disaster kit as volcano melts
Sunday, August 8, 2004 - by Dan Fiorucci
• Community partners
• American Red Cross of Alaska
• KTUU – Alaska’s News Source
• September: Together WE Prepare
• October: Fire Prevention “Cause for
• November: Holiday Safety Tips
• April: Life-Saving Skills (CPR Saturday)
• June: Babysitter’s Clinic
• July: Heart Health (in coordination with
popular races ie: Crow Pass, etc)
How KTUU Can Help
• Dedicate an Anchor to the Prepare Alaska
•Feature Story of the monthly kick-off event
•Post preparedness tips on KTUU website with
link to the American Red Cross of Alaska
•4 Preparedness PSA’s