September is National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”.
The Ready Campaign established four universal building blocks of emergency preparedness: Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved. America’s PrepareAthon! builds on this foundation by encouraging millions of Americans to focus on a simple, specific activity that will increase preparedness.
America’s PrepareAthon! is a new national community-based campaign for action that focuses on increasing emergency preparedness through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises.
National PrepareAthon! Days are held every spring and fall. During National Preparedness Month we ask you, your family, community, school and workplace to take action by planning a National PrepareAthon! Day on or around September 30th. We recommend using digital media tools as a way to promote National Preparedness Month, September 1st - 30th.
Go to www.ready.gov/prepare to access the tools.
Visit the following sites to develop a full preparedness strategy.
How to get involved - Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT):
Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies