National Preparedness Month Toolkit
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Since its inception in 2004, National Preparedness Month runs every September across the United States. The 2014 National Preparedness Month theme is: “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

As a result, FEMA’s National Preparedness Community is helping Americans prepare with its National Preparedness Month Toolkit and other events across the country.

According to the National Preparedness Community:

     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, the National Preparedness Community is asking each resident to take action by planning a National PrepareAthon! Day on or around Sept. 30. Residents can not only find events in their areas throughout September via the National Preparedness Community interactive map, but can allows post their own events for others in the area to attend.

For those interested in downloading the National Preparedness Month Toolkit, please visit the National Preparedness Community’s toolkit page.

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