September is the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Preparedness Month.
Since its inception in 2004, National Preparedness Month has been encouraging individuals and families alike to create a plan of action in case of an emergency—whether a natural or man-made catastrophe.
The motto is: “Be aware, take action to prepare.”
From Sept. 1 through 30,you and your family can plan and prepare for any emergency situation, and improve your odds of survival, by being informed, building a kit and getting involved.
Looking to learn more? Check out FEMA’s “How to Get Involved 2014 NPM Quick Guide.”
For those interested in spreading the word, FEMA is offering a National Preparedness Month Toolkit, which contains cogent tips for engaging friends, family and strangers through social media.
Lastly, display your preparedness loud and proud with a National Preparedness Month logo and poster, available for free on FEMA’s Community website.