An emergency is a change in routine that happens without warning and that can be dangerous. Emergencies are divided into two groups: natural disasters (such as an earthquake or fire) and incidents of violence (such as rocket fire or terrorist attacks). Emergency situations fill people with uncertainty - people often don’t know what is happening or what they are supposed to do. This leads to feelings of fear, confusion, and helplessness.

While most emergencies are unpredictable, preparation, practice drills and proper education can give us the tools to act appropriately, manage our fears, and cope with moments of uncertainty.

This page contains the information you need to prepare for emergencies and handle them when they occur. It also has links to professional sites that provide knowledge for emergency situations. 

Remember, knowledge saves lives!