Whole Community Preparedness

Successful emergency preparedness requires whole community involvement - ourselves, family, children, friends, neighbors, pets, schools, neighborhoods, businesses, inter-faith organizations... Each plays a vital role in ensuring the resiliency of our community. 

Together, East Baton Rouge Parish is Red Stick Ready! 


Use the BuddySystemTM to check on 
friends and neighbors to make sure their basic needs are taken care of prior to, during, and after a disaster. With well prepared citizens, first responders are enabled to go elsewhere in the community to help with recovery efforts. Helping others help themselves is one part of being Red Stick Ready!

Subdivision Associations in East Baton Rouge Parish. 

Neighbor Preparedness Tips 

Community Preparedness Toolkit

Check out the Office of Neighborhoods for additional resources. 


Be a ready school or university!

Sign up for school and university notifications:

  • East Baton Rouge Parish Schools - Download for Apple or Android 

  • Southern University (SU) Jags Safe App - Download for Apple or Android

Check out these school preparedness resources: 

Multi-hazard Emergency Planning for Schools 

School Emergency Operations Plan Template

FEMA Online Course: Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship

School Access Control