September is National Preparedness Month, which serves as a reminder that we all must
take action to prepare–now and throughout the year–for the types of emergencies that
could affect us where we live, work and visit. Each week of September has a theme. This
week’s theme, “Preparing Family and Friends,” focuses on making a family emergency
NFPA’s community toolkit, Get Ready! Preparing Your Community for a Disaster, provides
material for reaching out to members of the community, including handouts families can use
to get prepared.
they are not together during an emergency and provides a review of what to do in an emergency.
The emergency supplies kit is a check-off list of items needed in the event of a disaster. It also offers suggestions for helping children create their own personal pack checklist. All of these items
are free and available in English and Spanish.
The Get Ready! Toolkit also provides materials the fire service and first responders need to make
to promote the training.
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