Learn how to protect yourself and cope with disaster by planning ahead. This checklist will help you get started. Discuss these ideas with your family, then prepare an emergency plan. Post the plan where everyone will see it--on the refrigerator or bulletin board. For additional information about how to prepare for hazards in your community, contact your local emergency management or civil defense office and American Red Cross chapter. Included here are preparations for a disaster supply kit, escape plan, and a home hazard hunt. This checklist is good for natural disasters as well as hazardous materials spills.