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Preparedness Puppy Cricket

Dog runningWelcome to the official webpage of Preparedness Puppy Cricket, the friendly and dependable mascot for the City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division! Cricket is here to guide you through the essential steps to ensure you and your loved ones are prepared for any emergency or disaster. Whether it's a natural disaster, power outage, or a sudden evacuation, Cricket is your trusted companion in staying safe and secure.
Meet Cricket

Cricket is a type 1 certified search and rescue dog and a member of Florida Task Force 5. With a friendly demeanor and a backpack filled with essential emergency supplies, Cricket is always ready to lend a helping hand. Let's learn more about our mascot:

  • Name: Count on me Cricket
  • Motto: Prepare today for a safer tomorrow!
  • Personality: Cricket is kind, resourceful, and always ready to share valuable tips and information to keep you safe during emergencies.
Emergency Preparedness Tips

Cricket is not just a cute puppy; she's also your go-to source for practical emergency preparedness advice. Here are some essential tips Cricket wants to share with you:

  • Create an Emergency Kit: Assemble a kit with essential supplies like non-perishable food, water, a flashlight, batteries, a first aid kit, and important documents.
  • Make a Family Emergency Plan: Develop a plan that includes meeting points, communication methods, and a list of emergency contacts.
  • Know Your Zone: Learn your home's evacuation zone, before we are in the path of the storm. Visit this webpage, or download the JaxReady app to find your zone today.
  • Stay Informed: Keep yourself updated with local news, weather forecasts, and emergency alerts. Cricket will guide you on how to do this effectively.
Above all, stay JaxReady!

Cricket provides a variety of resources to help you stay informed and prepared:

  • Emergency Kit Checklist: Get a kit with Cricket. Download and print Cricket's checklist to help you assemble your emergency kit here.
  • Family Emergency Plan Template: Create your family's customized emergency plan with our template here.
  • You Can Do It: An Emergency Preparedness Guide for Kids: Talk to your children about how and why we get ready for disasters and emergencies. Download here.
Cricket coloring Book

Stay Safe with Cricket
In times of crisis, Cricket is your trusted companion. Remember to prepare today for a safer tomorrow. Follow Cricket's guidance, stay informed, and take action to protect yourself and your loved ones. Together, we can build a resilient and prepared community.
Contact Cricket
Do you have questions, suggestions, or feedback? Cricket is here to listen and assist you. Contact us through the form below, and Cricket will respond promptly.

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