Emergency Preparedness Resources for People with Disabilities in Delaware

Emergency Preparedness Program for Delawareans with Disabilities Help Desk

The Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) at the University of Delaware maintains a Help Desk that Delawareans with disabilities can call for assistance in developing personalized emergency readiness plans. The Help Desk can be contacted from anywhere in Delaware by dialing toll-free:
1-855-READY-DE (or 1-855-732-3933)


Prepare Delaware logoPrepareDE is an emergency preparedness website created by Delaware Citizen Corps just for Delawareans! Visit PrepareDE on the Web at:

Delaware Citizen Corps

Delaware Citizen CorpsGet involved in preparing your community with Delaware Citizen Corps! Delaware Citizen Corps provides training for emergency preparedness and response, trains Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), and prepares volunteers to support local first responder efforts.

For more information about Delaware Citizen Corps, contact:

Marny (Mac) McLee
Citizen Corps Program Manager
Email: marny.mclee@state.de.us

DE Citizen Corps
Phone: (302) 836-1656
Web: www.delawarecitizencorps.org

Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA)

DEMA is the lead state agency for coordination of comprehensive emergency preparedness, training, response, recovery and mitigation services in order to save lives, protect Delaware’s economic base and reduce the impact of emergencies. For more information about DEMA, contact:

Delaware Emergency Management Agency
165 Brick Store Landing Road
Smyrna, DE 19977
Phone: (302) 659-DEMA (3362) or (877) SAY-DEMA
In Delaware only: (877) 729-3362
Website: http://dema.delaware.gov/services/disaster_prep.shtml

American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula

Red Cross AdvocacyThe American Red Cross (ARC) of the Delmarva Peninsula serves Delaware and six counties in Maryland. For more information about the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula, contact:

American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula
100 West 10th Street, Suite 501
Wilmington, DE 19801-6604
Phone: (302) 656-6620
Fax: (302) 656-8797
Toll Free: (800) 777-6620
Web: http://www.redcrossdelmarva.org/