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.
2015 weekly hazard focused themes:
Week 1: September 1-5 Flood
Week 2: September 6-12 Wildfire
Week 3: September 13-19 Hurricane
Week 4: September 20-26 Power
NPM Official Hashtag: #NatlPrep
America’s PrepareAthon! hashtag: #PrepareAthon
Follow: @Readygov and @PrepareAthon on Twitter
San Bernardino County Resources:
ShakeOut - http://sbcfire.org/oes/shakeout.aspx
CERT - http://sbcfire.org/oes/csc_cert.aspx
Evacuation Resources - http://sbcfire.org/oes/family_evacuation_plan.aspx
Public Health Preparedness and Response
Disaster Mobile Apps for Download:
Visit the following sites to develop a full preparedness strategy!
Family Emergency Preparedness:
Downloadable Emergency Contact Card - Save the Children - Emergency Contact Card
DHS - Prepare My Family for a Disaster
Individuals with Disabilities or Access and Functional Needs - http://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs
Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies: