They could come in the form of natural disasters, man-made events, disease outbreaks, or every day events like heat waves and power outages.
The American Red Cross offers a wide range of first aid courses Exit Icon and a selection of mobile apps Exit Icon available for free download, including first aid and pet first aid!
According to the American Red Cross, Exit Icon the average response time for first responders once 911 is called is 8 to 12 minutes.
They offer First Aid and AED trainings too!
No one knows exactly what 2017 will bring, but we do know emergencies happen across the country every year.