September is National Preparedness Month: Are You Ready?
|Wednesday, 02 September 2009|
September is National Preparedness Month, an opportunity for Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and schools. It is also important for first responders to be mentally and physically prepared for emergencies to ensure they are ready to effectively protect their communities.
The theme for communities this year focuses on changing perceptions about emergency preparedness and what it means to truly be ready, which includes getting an emergency kit, making a plan, being informed, and getting involved. First responders can use this theme to prepare themselves so that they are ready to serve their community if disaster strikes:
For more information on preparing your department and community for emergency situations, visit Ready.gov and the Fire Corps National Preparedness Month Resource Center.