Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation. and its Spanish language version Listo ask individuals to do three key things:

  • get an emergency supply kit,
  • make a family emergency plan, and
  • be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.

Sheriff Larry Richtsmeier would like to showcase important, easy to use documents to assist citizens in their personal or family emergency situations. The documents listed below are in .pdf format. You will need to download Adobe Reader to view these documents. These documents can also be found on the website.

Call 641-456-2731 (Sheriff's Office) or 641-421-3665 (Emergency Management), if you have questions.

Do not call 911 - this is for emergencies only!!!