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Preparing for emergencies

How Australians are getting prepared for disasters.

Danger Days app

Helping young people make positive behaviour changes to become emergency prepared.

Ten years on from the Victorian Bushfires

Andrew Coghlan, National Manager of our Emergency Services Program, reflects on the tragic 2009 Victorian Bushfires.

Bushfires and other disasters - lessons from the frontline

From people who have survived fires and floods to the volunteers who help them to cope and put their lives back together, those who've been there share what they learned.

Prepare your pets for an emergency

When the unexpected happens, having a plan in place for your furry friend is just as important.

New app prepares for emergencies

New data released by Red Cross and general insurer IAG has revealed that the safety and wellbeing of loved ones is the number one priority for Australians in an emergency

Resilience taskforce a step forward

Australian Red Cross has welcomed first steps toward a new national framework to reduce the impact of disasters

Video: Adam takes the #minutetoleave challenge

What would you grab with one #minutetoleave? Take the challenge to see if you’re prepared for an emergency. Adam did, and was surprised by the results.

Why you should prepare your mind for an emergency

How you react to stress during and after an emergency can have a huge impact on how you cope and subsequently recover.

Preparing for a holiday emergency

Before you hit the road, take the time to prepare. Emergencies can happen everywhere.

Video: Protect the life you love

The more prepared you are for an emergency, the better you recover.

Puppets, pillowcases and emergency partners help children prepare

Across the farthest parts of our sunburnt country, Australian Red Cross is teaching children what they need to do in an emergency, and they’re learning fast.

Aged care providers prepare for summer disaster season

Providers in the Byron and Tweed shires to workshop emergency plans with Australian Red Cross.

Disaster exercise prepares emergency service volunteers for wet season

Australian Red Cross will host a mock disaster exercise in Darwin on Saturday to prepare emergency service volunteers for the coming wet season.

How to save billions on disaster recovery

A new report finds disasters are costing us more every year. The $18.2 billion price tag is truly staggering but what of the human cost?

Red Cross staff talking with a younger girl

Reaching out to those hardest to reach

It's terrifying enough living through a natural disaster, but what if it's all new to you, and you have no idea how to get the information you need?

Family preparing for disaster with the Red Cross RediPlan.

1 in 20 have thought about preparing for an emergency fewer have acted

Emergency responder Australian Red Cross and general insurer IAG are working together to prepare three millions Australians for an emergency by 2020.

Prepare for disaster now: it's simple

Ahead of the summer bushfire and cyclone season, Red Cross is reminding Australians that preparing for an emergency can be simple.

Merimbula Public packs pillowcases to prepare children for an emergency

By Australian Red Cross and Melanie Leach, of Merimbula News Weekly

Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot! – Adelaide prepares for rising temperatures

Community members gathered for a unique event to consider heatwaves and their impact.

Are you ready for an emergency?

There are lots of simple things you can do to get prepared.