FEMA, NFPA provide the tools for National Preparedness Month this September

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Aug 16, 2016

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September is National Preparedness Month, a time when we are reminded to take action to
prepare for emergencies that can happen at any time where we work, live, and visit. The

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing its theme from last year:

Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today” with the emphasis once again

on preparedness for young people, older adults, people with disabilities and others with access

needs. FEMA’s toolkit includes weekly themes, graphics, videos and related links.


In addition, NFPA’s community toolkit on preparedness, Get Ready! Preparing Your Community
for a Disaster, includes information in English and Spanish on preparedness for older adults and

people with disabilities. There are also fact sheets on blackouts, thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes,

wildfires, winter storms and other topics.


The toolkit includes a presenter’s guide, PowerPoint presentation, and poster. All materials are

designed to give firefighters and other first responders the tools they need to help local residents

prepare for emergencies.


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